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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Canada-Sri Lanka

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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Taliban attack

Letter: A Canadian mom mourns for victims of the Taliban school attack

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI At the loss of young dreams, an appeal to the parents of this world: While we always talk about how the…
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India-Canada

B.C. Premier Christy Clark hopes her son will learn life lessons on India school-building trip

THE CANADIAN PRESS KELOWNA, B.C. — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says she’ll be heading to India with her son on Boxing Day to help…
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Indian followers of deceased guru Ashutosh Maharaj Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthaan sit front posters bearing his image at a stall during a congregation at his ashram ahead of a High Court hearing to discuss his possible cremation in Nurmahal some 30kms from Jalandhar on December 14, 2014. Ashustosh Maharaj was declared clinically dead on January 2014 but his body has been kept in a deep-freeze at his ashram with followers confident he will return to life to lead them. STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images

Indian court rules frozen dead guru can remain in deep freezer – for now

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian court has delayed the cremation order of a dead guru whose been kept in a deep freezer by his followers since…
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apology

Ottawa quietly apologized to India after Canadian forces appeared at Surrey event that ‘glorified terrorists’

PETER O’NEIL POSTMEDIA NEWS Canada apologized to India in 2011 after a ministerial inquiry confirmed that military personnel had participated at a Remembrance Day event that “glorified terrorists”…
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Blogs

Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

Recipe: Perfect for Hanukkah – Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL Sigh….these Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes are good. They’re very, very good. So don’t attempt them unless you’re willing to deal…
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How to deal with Stress

Successfully handling stress during the ‘Holiday Season’

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI For many people, the holidays can be stressful. The expectation that the season is one of joy, when we may not…
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Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread

Recipe: Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I love a food mash up. The idea of throwing two good things together to make a new wonderful thing, always…
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Fitness Facts: Holiday Calories & Burning Them Off

Want to make healty alternatives for the holidays? Put a number on it. Think of how many calories you have to burn before eating your…
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Health Check

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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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ageing

How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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HEALTH-PAKISTAN-HIV

20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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afternoon nap myths

Looking forward to that nappuccino? Myths about noon nap busted

IANS London – It is often believed that an afternoon nap can do a body good. But there are people who are not convinced with…
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surgery wait times

Surrey Memorial tops surgical wait times exceeding one year, could be fined for backlog of bookings

ADRIAN MACNAIR SURREY NOW  METRO VANCOUVER — Fraser Health could face $2.5 million in fines over a backlog of surgical wait times in hospitals across the…
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