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Germany still ahead of Argentina in FIFA rankings; Colombia, Brazil, France all rise in top 10

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH, Switzerland -- World Cup winner Germany is still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to second-place ...

International monitors endorse Fiji election, paving way for remaining sanctions to be dropped

By Nick Perry And Pita Ligaiula THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SUVA, Fiji -- International observers endorsed the landmark Fiji election as credible on Thursday, ...

China’s Xi vows prosperity for Asia as he discusses trade and investment in India

By Nirmala George THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI -- Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to bring prosperity to Asia and create opportunities for ...

China’s Xi vows prosperity for Asia as he discusses trade and investment in India

By Nirmala George THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI -- Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to bring prosperity to Asia and create opportunities for ...

China’s Xi vows prosperity for Asia as he discusses trade and investment in India

By Nirmala George THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI -- Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to bring prosperity to Asia and create opportunities for ...

Crusaders to play opening match of 2015 Super Rugby tournament

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- The New South Wales Waratahs will open their defence of the Super Rugby title with ...

Modi, Xi to focus on trade and investment, as tensions flare up along their disputed border

By Nirmala George THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI -- Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi were Thursday scheduled ...

Crusaders to play opening match of 2015 Super Rugby tournament

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- The New South Wales Waratahs will open their defence of the Super Rugby title with ...

Drag queens dress down Facebook over ‘real names’ policy

By Barbara Ortutay And Paul Elias THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy ...

Modi, Xi to focus on trade and investment, as tensions flare up along their disputed border

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI -- Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks aimed at ...

Focus on team strategies in field hockey’s new 4-quarter format at Asian Games

By C.Rajshekhar Rao THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INCHEON, South Korea -- Coaches and tacticians will be put to the test in Incheon from Saturday ...

Bangladesh lawmakers give parliament power to impeach Supreme Court judges

By Julhas Alam THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh's parliament now has the authority to impeach Supreme Court judges after lawmakers late ...

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VANCOUVER DESI An unlikely contestant — a bull, interrupted a state level competition in India by jumping into the pool to swim with participants, according…
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KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A man who spent 12 years on the lam before being convicted in the fatal shooting of his teenage girlfriend wants…
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Villagers worship ‘miracle’ calf in India born with third eye (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI People are flocking to a small village in southern India to worship a “miracle” calf believed to be an incarnation of a Hindu…
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Wedding invitations – the Do’s

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI You are cordially invited…. We request the honor of your presence… Please join us… It is so difficult to decide on…
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India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine? The latest idea someone has come…
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Turban-Esque: Setting of Summer

The model is wearing Jacket & Bracelets by Forever 21, Top by Dynamite, Pants by H&M and holding the Wallet by Michael Kors. For more…
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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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Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Japan human trials

Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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Man who ate metal scraps lands in hospital after swallowing a powerful magnet

CEN AGENCY A hungry Indian man who ate metal bottle tops, nuts and bolts, and pieces of scrap metal after getting lost, severely injured himself…
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Man declared dead by hospital wakes up two days later

CEN AGENCY An Indian hospital who declared a man dead discovered he was actually still alive when police turned up an incredible two days later…
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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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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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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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