Sports

North Korean team welcomed at Asian Games; Indonesia set to be named host of 2018 edition

By Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INCHEON, South Korea — Flags have been raised, political hurdles crossed,... (more...)

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FC Goa’s Indian players ready to go: Zico

Vasco (Goa), Sep 18 (IANS) — FC Goa’s newly-appointed marquee coach Zico Thursday oversaw his first training... (more...)

FIFA orders football officials to return luxury watches to avoid disciplinary action

By Rob Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NYON, Switzerland — FIFA’s ethics investigator ordered football officials... (more...)

Kings XI elect to field against Hurricanes

Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) — Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field against the Hobart Hurricanes in the second... (more...)

‘Let’s Do This’: Andy Murray tweets support for Scottish independence on day of vote

By Stephen Wilson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — After carefully avoiding taking a side on the issue, former Wimbledon... (more...)

FIFA orders football officials to return luxury watches to avoid disciplinary action

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH, Switzerland — FIFA’s ethics investigator has ordered football officials to return... (more...)

Flag-raising a hit, break dancers not so much as North Korean team welcomed to Asia Games

By Eric Talmadge THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INCHEON, South Korea — First hurdle cleared — the Asian Games organizers... (more...)

Tennis’ Grand Slams increase funding for GSDF

London, Sep 18 (IANS) — Tennis’ Grand Slam tournaments Thursday agreed to increase their contribution to the... (more...)

NCC in quarters of Subroto Cup

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) — K. Ansari netted nine goals Thursday as National Cadet Corps (NCC), Maharashtra became the... (more...)

World Kabaddi League set to thrill Jalandhar

Jalandhar, Sep 18 (IANS) — Jalandhar, the sports hub of Punjab, will witness another triple header, as the Wave World... (more...)

Asian Games: Tough task for Indian paddlers

Incheon, Sep 18 (IANS) — For Indian table tennis, Asian-level tournaments have never been easy and, going by the past... (more...)

Smriti leads 11th leg of Hero women’s golf

Coorg (Karnataka), Sep 18 (IANS) — Veteran Smriti Mehra carded two-under 68 to take lead on the second day of the 11th... (more...)

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Bull makes a splash, interrupts state level swimming competition in India

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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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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