Sri Lanka

Thailand beats United States in number of true beachfront hotels

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGKOK, Thailand — Experiencing a dramatic surge in tourism, Thailand has surpassed the United... (more...)

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Nanaimo Museum exhibit brings histories of immigrants’ first day in Canada

Canada: Day 1 exhibit comes to Nanaimo Museum. THE CANADIAN PRESS NANAIMO, B.C. — Jayavathana Kuganesan says she will... (more...)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip making rare foreign trip to mark D-Day 70th anniversary

By Gregory Katz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The queen’s joints are creaky and her husband has recently battled... (more...)

Terrible Accident

68 injured as train crashes head-on into a stopped train at a Sri Lankan railway station

Sri Lankans stand near mangled coaches after two trains collided at a railroad station in Pothuhera. AP Photo THE ASSOCIATED... (more...)

Religion

British tourist to be deported from Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo

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‘Best lead’ for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet in the Indian Ocean ends without success (w/video)

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Latest information on search for Malaysia Airlines jet in the Indian Ocean

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is concentrating on two objects located by satellite and... (more...)

Transfixing mystery of Malaysia Airlines jet unfolding in region where air travel is booming

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Manta rays worth more alive than dead; Indonesia becomes world’s largest sanctuary

By Margie Mason THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is now the world’s largest sanctuary for... (more...)

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B.C. Miss World Canada beauty heads to Sri Lanka as World Vision ambassador

Miss World Canada and B.C. Native, Tara Teng will continue her platform to raise the voice of the marginalized by visiting... (more...)

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B.C. Supreme Court to decide if Kamloops Mountie watching women have sex in jail is a crime

THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A judge wants to hear arguments from lawyers about the legality of the charge against an RCMP corporal accused…
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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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India

Man proudly wears world’s largest turban weighing in at 100 pounds and 645 metres long unwrapped

VANCOUVER DESI A 60-year-old devout Sikh in northern India appears to be the proud owner of the world’s largest turban – weighing in at 100…
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Elephant headed god

Gallery: India prepares to welcome elephant-headed Lord Ganesha

VANCOUVER DESI Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed god, have taken off in India as Hindus prepare to welcome…
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Blogs

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Winter Weddings: Is it truly worth it?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Don’t be surprised if you have received an invitation to a wedding in November or December.  Over the years, I have…
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Protest against criminlas contesting in elections. BBC News

How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Dholi

Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hosting any party is a chore and a half but it’s a whole new ball game when it’s a wedding that…
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Chicken Soup for the Seoul: How our Korean vacation moved us (in more ways than one)

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “The most important thing in life is sincerity.” At least that’s what our Korean tour guide, SP, informed us via his…
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VANCOUVER WEATHER

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Health Check

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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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File photo: A nurse loads a syringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody

South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has “placed members of the public at risk” by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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Rice Bucket India poverty

India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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This April 7, 2014 file photo shows a Yemeni health worker giving a boy a polio vaccine during a house to house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to…
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Obesity guru

I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

EDMONTON – Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn’t make fat jokes. But he still pokes fun at the…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Health-Ebola

Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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