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Controversial documentary about Indian gang rape to air on CBC News Network

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO -- A documentary that the Indian government tried to ban from broadcast is getting airtime in Canada on ...

Major League Soccer, players agree in principle to 5-year labour deal, averting possible strike

By Ronald Blum THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Major League Soccer and its players' union agreed in principle to a five-year labour contract, establishing free ...

Canadian skier Erik Guay won t ski this World Cup season; still rehabbing after knee surgeries

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. -- Canadian skier Erik Guay will remain sidelined for the World Cup season because of knee surgeries ...

Italy announces plans to bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MILAN -- Italy will bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The Italian Rugby Federation will formalize its interest ...

Guay to sit out rest of season to continue rehab from pre-season knee surgeries

THE CANADIAN PRESS MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. -- Canadian skier Erik Guay will miss the rest of the World Cup campaign to focus on ...

Italy announces plans to bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MILAN -- Italy will bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. In a statement on Thursday, the Italian rugby ...

Robinho and Marcelo back in Brazil squad for upcoming friendlies against France and Chile

By Tales Azzoni THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAO PAULO -- Dunga has picked striker Robinho and left back Marcelo for Brazil's upcoming friendlies against ...

Swiss court throws out insurance claim for PST from man kidnapped by Taliban in Pakistan

[caption id="attachment_852295" align="aligncenter" width="480"] An image grab taken from a video released on October 25, 2011 by the Fata Research Center ...

Blocked runway closes Nepal s only international airport for 2nd day, stranding thousands

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Nepal's only international airport remained closed for a second day Thursday, forcing the cancellation of all ...

BCCI reprimands Virat Kohli for abusing Indian journalist during practice session at World Cup

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI -- The Board of Control for Cricket in India has reprimanded Virat Kohli after the star batsman ...

Edinson Cavani whets the appetite Europe s big clubs as PSG remains favourite for French title

By Samuel Petrequin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS -- Two months ago, Edinson Cavani was just the outcast at Paris Saint-Germain. Absent for the club's ...

Blocked runway closes Nepal s only international airport for 2nd day, stranding thousands

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Nepal's only international airport remains closed for a second day, cancelling all flights to foreign destinations ...

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“What is there in spreading the views of a rapist?” India orders TV stations not to broadcast rape documentary

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a…
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Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

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God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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