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Anthony Bourdain returns to CNN for his strongly-rated travelogue

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Anthony Bourdain has travelled to all sorts of exotic places over the... (more...)

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British woman used as a drugs mule faces life imprisonment in Pakistan

British prisoner Khadija Shah, who has been convicted of attempting to smuggle narcotics, covers her face with a garment... (more...)

Luigi Maraldi of Italy whose stolen passport was used by a passenger boarding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, talks to a reporter at Phuket police station in Phuket province, southern Thailand. AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

Investigation into missing Malaysian plane throws spotlight on passport theft in Thailand

Luigi Maraldi of Italy whose stolen passport was used by a passenger boarding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, talks to... (more...)

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French restaurant in Islamabad raided, shutdown for ‘No Pakistanis’ policy

VANCOUVER DESI A French restaurant in Pakistan’s capital was shut down by the police after public outcry on its “No... (more...)

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Saskatchewan Premier says government will review Pakistani adoption case

Ashfaq Afridi looks at photos of his adopted son Ajjab, currently living in Pakistan with his wife. LIAM RICHARDS/STAR PHOENIX JASON... (more...)

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Mastermind behind Pakistan tourists’ killings arrested

A convey of ambulances carrying the caskets of foreign tourists who were killed by Islamic militants, leave a military base... (more...)

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No memorial honours the victims of India’s partition: Mariam S. Pal

Mariam S. Pal is an economist and former member of the federal Immigration and Refugee Board. She lives in Notre Dame de... (more...)

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New measures aim to toughen Canada’s foreign worker program

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney speaks about the government’s Temporary Foreign... (more...)

Rohit Bal

Top Indian fashion designers creations to be available in Pakistan, store to open in Lahore

A model shows a creation by Indian fashion designer Rohit Bal during Indian Bridal Fashion Week in New Delhi on July 26,2013.... (more...)

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Pakistani TV show gives away abandoned babies

Aamir Liaquat Hussain. Screenshot ROB CRILLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  Islamabad  - Pakistan’s television wars have plumbed... (more...)

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Taliban talks focus of India-U.S. dialogue

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins. AP Photo /Manish Swarup IANS New Delhi – The... (more...)

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Pakistani troops violate LoC ceasefirewith India, infiltration foiled

An Indian army soldier patrols near the Line of Control (LOC). Mukhtar Khan/AP Photo IANS Jammu – A civilian was injured... (more...)

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SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

IANS Mumbai  – Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is…
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VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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