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72-test Ben Alexander extends his ARU, Brumbies contract by another year

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANBERRA, Australia -- ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander has signed a one-year contract extension which will see him remain ...

All Blacks stars Savea, Retallick re-sign with New Zealand to 2019

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Lock Brodie Retallick and winger Julian Savea have signed long-term contracts with New Zealand Rugby, ...

All Blacks stars Savea, Retallick re-sign with New Zealand to 2019

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Lock Brodie Retallick and winger Julian Savea have signed long-term contracts with New Zealand Rugby, ...

Some of Brazil’s most successful coaches out of a job, losing out to a younger generation

By Tales Azzoni THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAO PAULO -- Some of the most successful coaches in Brazilian soccer are without a job, slowly ...

Some of Brazil’s most successful coaches out of a job, losing out to a younger generation

By Tales Azzoni THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAO PAULO -- Some of the most successful coaches in Brazilian soccer are without a job, slowly ...

Business Highlights

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ------ Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online NEW YORK (AP) -- As TV watchers increasingly look online ...

Business Highlights

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ------ Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online NEW YORK (AP) -- As TV watchers increasingly look online ...

Malik hits century as Pakistan beats Zimbabwe by 41 runs in 1st ODI

By Rizwan Ali THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAHORE, Pakistan -- All-rounder Shoaib Malik made a winning return to limited-overs cricket with a blistering century ...

Sevilla looks to underline Spanish dominance with 5 Champions League spots

By James Ellingworth THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WARSAW, Poland -- In Wednesday's Europa League final, Sevilla can make history in more ways than one. Not ...

Malik hits century as Pakistan beats Zimbabwe by 41 runs in 1st ODI

By Rizwan Ali THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAHORE, Pakistan -- All-rounder Shoaib Malik made a winning return to limited-overs cricket with a blistering century ...

Malik hits century as Pakistan beats Zimbabwe by 41 runs in 1st ODI

By Rizwan Ali THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAHORE, Pakistan -- All-rounder Shoaib Malik made a winning return to limited-overs cricket with a blistering century ...

Sevilla looks to underline Spanish dominance with 5 Champions League spots

By James Ellingworth THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WARSAW, Poland -- In Wednesday's Europa League final, Sevilla can make history in more ways than one. Not ...

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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Surrey Shooting

‘This is really close to home’: Two cars exchange gunfire in Surrey neighbourhood

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI Another bout of gunfire rocked a Surrey neighbourhood Sunday evening. Newton resident Doug Elford tweeted about hearing gunfire outside his home…
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Masturbation causes pregnant hands in afterlife, says Turkish preacher

HINDUSTAN TIMES An Islamic televangelist from Turkey has created a storm on social media by claiming that any man who masturbates will find his hands…
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Migrant women fear speaking out about sexual harassment in Florida’s farms

EMILIO J. LOPEZ IANS/EFE Miami – Women working on Florida’s farms, most of them undocumented immigrants, are constantly exposed to sexual harassment, workers’ rights activists…
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Blogs

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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Pioneers

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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Health Check

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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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