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Indo-Canadian honcho dons army fatigues (With Image)


May 21st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 21 (IANS) In a first for the million-strong community, a top Indo-Canadian honcho has donned military fatigues by joining the Canadian armed forces as an honorary lieutenant colonel.Hari ... Read more...

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Anti-Islamic Dutch MP seeks Muslim immigration ban


May 9th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 9 (IANS) Europe's openly anti-Islamic parliamentarian, Dutch MP Geert Wilders, riled many Canadians Sunday when he said Canada should ban immigration from Muslim nations.Wilders, who is here to ... Read more...

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Indians raise memorial to fallen Canadian soldiers


October 7th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 7 (IANS) In a unique inter-faith gesture by the Indo-Canadian community, the Canadian Museum of Hindu Civilization (CMOHC) here has raised a memorial to fallen Canadian peace-keeping soldiers ... Read more...

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Ruin extends well beyond Haiti’s capital


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Leogane (Haiti), Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) The magnitude-7.0 earthquake that levelled much of the Haitian capital 10 days ago also left a trail of destruction in Leogane town, where 90 percent of the ... Read more...

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8 Americans, 5 Canadians killed in Afghan bombings (Lead)


December 31st, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (DPA) At least eight US civilians were killed in an attack on a military base in Khost province in eastern Afghanistan, the US State Department said. State Department spokesman ... Read more...

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Canada loses its first journalist in Afghan war


December 31st, 2009 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 31 (IANS) An award-winning Canadian journalist and four soldiers were killed Wednesday in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.Thirty-four-year-old Michelle Lang of the Calgary Herald became the first ... Read more...

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Hindus to build memorial to fallen Canadian soldiers


November 13th, 2009 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 13 (IANS) The Canadian Museum of Hindu Civilization (CMOHC) will build a memorial to Canadian soldiers who have lost their lives in the eight-year-old mission in Afghanistan.Canada has ... Read more...

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Three US soldiers, three Afghan police killed in bomb blasts


August 2nd, 2009 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 1 (DPA) Three US soldiers were killed in roadside bomb blasts in southern Afghanistan Saturday, while a similar attack in the country's north took the lives of three Afghan ... Read more...

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Buckingham Palace officials livid over Sarkozy’s D-Day snub to Queen


May 27th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Buckingham Palace officials are very angry with French President Nicolas Sarkozy because he has not invited the Queen as a guest at next week's D-Day 65th anniversary.Organisers ... Read more...

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Canadian soldier killed in Afghan bomb blast


April 14th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 14 (DPA) A female Canadian soldier serving with NATO forces was killed and four others were wounded by a roadside bomb in the volatile southern region, officials said Tuesday. Trooper ... Read more...

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Wives stripping at WW-I memorial land in a soup with filming hubbies


April 9th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 9 (ANI): Two French women have been awarded two-month suspended prison sentences along with their husbands, after they ripped off their skirts and tops at a First World War memorial ... Read more...

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Two more Canadians killed in Afghanistan blast


December 28th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 28 (IANS) Two more Canadian soldiers have been killed in a roadside explosion in Afghanistan, making December a deadly month for its six-year-old Afghan mission.The Canadian defence ministry said the ... Read more...

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Canadians mourn soldiers killed in Afghanistan


December 15th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 15 (IANS) The death of six Canadian soldiers within a week in Afghanistan has turned the Christmas season sombre with the country mourning its fallen heroes.While three soldiers were killed ... Read more...

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3 more Canadian soldiers die in Afghanistan


December 14th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 14 (IANS) Three more Canadian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, taking the country's toll in the NATO-led war against the Taliban to 103. Reports reaching here said the three ... Read more...

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Canadian troops should stay in Afghanistan after 2011: Gates


December 12th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Dec.12 (ANI): US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that Canadian troops should continue fighting the war in Afghanistan after their mission''s scheduled end in 2011. Speaking with front-line commanders ... Read more...

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Canadian toll in Afghanistan reaches 100


December 6th, 2008 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 6 (IANS) The Canadian toll in the Afghan war reached 100 Friday when three more soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) near Kandahar.Canada, which joined the US-led ... Read more...

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Canada firm on quitting Afghanistan by 2011


November 10th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 10 (IANS) The Americans may have shown renewed interest in Afghanistan but Canada stays firm on its decision to end its mission in the war-torn country by 2011, says Canada's ... Read more...

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Karzai says U.S. credibility at stake in wake civilian Afghan deaths


September 25th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.25 (ANI): Afghanistans President Hamid Karzai has warned the United States that its credibility is at stake in the wake of the killing of innocent Afghans by NATO troops. Terrorist ... Read more...

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Afghan government condemns attacks on international soldiers


September 4th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 4 (Xinhua) The Afghan government Thursday condemned the attacks on foreign security forces fighting Taliban insurgency in the country and described these as "cowardly" acts. Three Canadian soldiers were killed ... Read more...

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Five civilians among dozens killed in Afghanistan


August 11th, 2008 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
DPA Kabul, Aug 11 (DPA) Five civilians were killed in a roadside attack in southern Afghanistan, while an Afghan lawmaker and local villagers said Sunday that several other civilians were killed in a ... Read more...

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Major offensive against Taliban under way


August 9th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar, Aug 9 (ANI): Canadian troops seized bomb-making supplies, guns, narcotics and money during a major offensive into the northwestern part Afghanistans dangerous Kandahar province.The Canadian soldiers, their NATO allies based ... Read more...

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Afghan, NATO operation begins to retake Taliban-held villages


June 18th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Kabul, June 18 (DPA) Afghan and NATO officials said they launched an operation Wednesday to push out Taliban militants who recently took over several villages in southern Afghanistan. Hundreds of Taliban fighters ... Read more...

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Canada unveils its own Victoria Cross


May 17th, 2008 - 9:30 am ICT by admin
Ottawa, May 17 (IANS) Canada unveiled its own version of the fabled Victoria Cross at a ceremony in the capital Friday. Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined Governor General Michaelle Jean in unveiling ... Read more...

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16 killed in attacks in Afghanistan


April 23rd, 2008 - 2:58 am ICT by admin
DPA Kabul, April 23 (DPA) A NATO soldier, six policemen and nine Taliban militants were killed in violence in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldier died of ... Read more...

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Canada likely to keep troops in Afghanistan until 2011


February 23rd, 2008 - 11:32 am ICT by admin
DPA Montreal, Feb 23 (DPA) Canadian troops would remain in Afghanistan until 2011 under a proposal made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's minority conservative government. But the proposal, which has bipartisan support, would ... Read more...

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Suicide attack kills 35 in Afghanistan


February 18th, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Kabul, Feb 18 (Xinhua) A suicide car bomb attack targeting a foreign military convoy killed 35 people in Afghanistan's troubled southern Kandahar province Monday, the provincial governor said. Asadullah Khalid, Kandahar's governor, ... Read more...

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