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We Must Criminalise Glorification/Encouragement of Terrorism By Ujjal Dosanjh

Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels of what happened... (more...)

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The Importance of A Strong Support Network in Recovering from Addiction

Healing from addiction and addictive behaviour is often seen as a solitary process but there is a need for support to restore... (more...)

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One of the 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped has been found

#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS Photo credit: Nigerian Medical Student Association SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI More than five months later,... (more...)

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ROAD SAFETY: The dangers of failing to yield and unsafe left-hand turns

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI Picture this. You’re on your way home from work, waiting to turn left at a busy intersection.... (more...)

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as Kashmiri children look through a window of their house during an election campaign rally by Jammu-Kashmir state's governing National Conference party leader Farooq Abdullah, in Srinagar, India, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Indian Kashmir elects only six members for the 543-member strong Indian Parliament, but voting there will take place over several days due to security concerns. Rebels and separatist politicians have urged people to boycott the vote to show that they do not recognize India's sovereignty. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Police detain 600 anti-India activists before voting in areas of disputed Kashmir

By Aijaz Hussain THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SRINAGAR, India — Authorities have detained more than 600 Kashmiri residents... (more...)

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as Kashmiri children look through a window of their house during an election campaign rally by Jammu-Kashmir state's governing National Conference party leader Farooq Abdullah, in Srinagar, India, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Indian Kashmir elects only six members for the 543-member strong Indian Parliament, but voting there will take place over several days due to security concerns. Rebels and separatist politicians have urged people to boycott the vote to show that they do not recognize India's sovereignty. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Police detain 600 anti-India activists before voting in areas of disputed Kashmir

By Aijaz Hussain THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SRINAGAR, India — Authorities detained more than 600 Kashmiri residents in a... (more...)

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as Kashmiri children look through a window of their house during an election campaign rally by Jammu-Kashmir state's governing National Conference party leader Farooq Abdullah, in Srinagar, India, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Indian Kashmir elects only six members for the 543-member strong Indian Parliament, but voting there will take place over several days due to security concerns. Rebels and separatist politicians have urged people to boycott the vote to show that they do not recognize India's sovereignty. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Police arrest 600 anti-India activists before voting in areas of disputed Kashmir

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SRINAGAR, India — Indian police say they have arrested more than 600 Kashmiri residents in a crackdown... (more...)

A man stands await crossing a street outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 28, 2014. Shares fell Monday in Asia as investors remained wary of mounting violence in Ukraine, while awaiting a raft of financial indicators due later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index fell 1.2 percent to 14,257.37. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

World markets encouraged by spate of corporate activity, but caution remains on Ukraine

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Stock markets mostly rose Monday amid hopes for some big corporate deals, but investors... (more...)

A man stands await crossing a street outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 28, 2014. Shares fell Monday in Asia as investors remained wary of mounting violence in Ukraine, while awaiting a raft of financial indicators due later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index fell 1.2 percent to 14,257.37. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

Markets mixed as recent deals counter gloom over Ukraine before fresh sanctions are applied

By Elaine Kurtenbach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Financial markets were mixed Monday, pushed higher in Europe by recent... (more...)

In this Friday, April 25, 2014 photo, supporters of a Pakistani religious group rally to support the Pakistan army and its Inter-Services Intelligence wing, ISI, in Lahore, Pakistan. A controversy has started as Pakistan's powerful military faces off with the country's largest private television station over allegations that its forces were behind a shooting that seriously wounded Hamid Mir, one of its top anchors. But behind the chanting demonstrations and garish loyalty posters lies the deep challenge confronting Pakistan: Where does power lie in this country that's undergone three military coups since independence, with its army or its nascent civilian government? (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Mystery signs praising spies, army show how Pakistan grapples with freedom after military rule

By Zarar Khan And Munir Ahmed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — On city streets in Pakistan, a curious sight... (more...)

Actor Kevin Spacey poses for photographers as he walks the green carpet after arriving for 15th annual International Indian Film Awards Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

‘Bollywood Oscars’ sail into Tampa with pirate-themed opening number and lots of star power

By Tamara Lush THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. — The Indian film industry’s top award show sailed into Tampa... (more...)

Actor Kevin Spacey poses for photographers as he walks the green carpet after arriving for 15th annual International Indian Film Awards Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

‘Bollywood Oscars’ sail into Tampa with pirate-themed opening number and lots of star power

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