N. America

Airbnb signs deal to sponsor 2016 Olympics, easing Rio s housing shortage

By Jenny Barchfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rio de Janeiro’s hotel bed shortage was eased on Friday, as online home share... (more...)

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Q&A: A look at the solar plane attempting first round-the-world trip and pioneers behind it

By Aya Batrawy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two Swiss pioneers are attempting to fly around the... (more...)

Thanks to Anthony Bourdain, CNN s Bill Weir escapes studio for road trips

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — CNN’s Bill Weir can thank Anthony Bourdain for all the frequent-flier... (more...)

Uber teams up with hotel chain Starwood, giving hotel points for car rides

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit... (more...)

Uber teams up with hotel chain Starwood, giving hotel points for car rides

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit... (more...)

Starwood CEO van Paasschen resigns as board seeks better execution of its growth plans

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Frits van Paasschen, the energetic CEO of Starwood Hotels &... (more...)

The quick growth of Asian airlines creates challenge: how to safely train enough pilots

By Scott Mayerowitz And David Koenig THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river... (more...)

Northern California man runs 7 marathons on 7 continents in a week

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco man has completed seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. Thirty-one-year-old... (more...)

The plunging euro won t benefit American shoppers but will make European vacations cheaper

By Scott Mayerowitz And Anne D’Innocenzio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Americans hoping to save on European... (more...)

The plunging euro won t benefit American shoppers but will make European vacations cheaper

By Scott Mayerowitz And Anne D’Innocenzio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Americans hoping to save on European... (more...)

The 61st edition of Quebec City s big winter carnival runs Jan. 30-Feb. 15

By Peter Rakobowchuk THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — The weather outside may be frightful but that’s never stopped... (more...)

Dollar gains mean big savings for US travellers abroad, although summer fares are still costly

By David Koenig THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS — If you’ve been putting off a trip abroad because it’s too... (more...)

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World Cup final

Underarm incident recalled as Australia-New Zealand rivalry rekindles in World Cup final

STEVE MCMORRAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the…
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Cricket World Cup

Clarke’s Australians prepare to take on unpopular role in the World Cup final vs New Zealand

JOHN PYE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Win or lose, Michael Clarke and his Australian teammates are probably going to be portrayed as the…
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India-Australia-weird news

Youth cut his tongue as sacrifice at an Indian temple for nation’s cricket victory

IANS Chennai – In a senseless act, a cricket crazy youth in Tamil Nadu offered the tip of his tongue as a sacrifice at a…
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Freedom-Section 66A-India

Teenager shoots himself after father bans Facebook chat

IANS Lucknow - A 14-year-old boy shot himself Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said. The…
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Blogs

Messy Bedroom with quote

Simplify Your Space for Spring

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and…
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Pt. Yogesh Samsi

Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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Harnoor Gill is volunteering at the World Vision Canada headquarers in Mississauga, Ontario

Ready, Set, Fundraise!

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Vancouver Canucks

Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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Health Check

cancer

When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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delivery-emergency landing

Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Vancouver-health check

Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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cancer treatment

Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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Colorado-horrific tragedy

‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Medical clipboard and stethoscope

Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

Vancouver doctor says scientific evidence supports eating whatever you like RICHARD WATTS TIME COLONIST Dr. John Sloan, a B.C. family doctor, treats his coffee like…
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patient and surgeon

Inspired Life: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

WASHINGTON POST In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little…
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health-India

Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

IANS New Delhi – A 60-year-old patient suffering from massive hemoptysis underwent a rare treatment process in which his blood vessel was fixed with a…
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QUEBEC-WOMEN-FERTILITY

Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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