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From pipers to Loch Ness Monster, Scottishness celebrated at Commonwealth Games

By Rob Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread... (more...)

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From pipers to Loch Ness Monster, Scottishness celebrated at Commonwealth Games

By Rob Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread... (more...)

From bagpipers to Loch Ness Monster, Scottishness celebrated as Commonwealth Games open

By Rob Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread... (more...)

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Surrey brothers learn from Super Bowl champs

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Coca-Cola’s multi-lingual Super Bowl TV ad draws fire from social media users (w/video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Coca-Cola’s 2014 Super Bowl ad meant to embrace the United States’ diversity sparked... (more...)

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Romance, puppies and pregnancy: Super Bowl ads get in touch with their feminine side (w/video)

Budweiser’s 2014 Super Bowl ad ‘Puppy Love’ is scoring millions of views for its sentimental depiction... (more...)

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Shiamak Davar’s team to perform at halftime during B.C. Lions game in Vancouver

Shiamak Davar’s dance team will be performing at halftime during B.C. Lions game in Vancouver. Nick Procaylo/PNG LARISSA... (more...)

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B.C. Lion Yaser Elqutub to balance Ramadan fasting with efforts to make the team

BC Lions Yaser Elqutub during the CFL team’s practice in Surrey Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Ric Ernst / PNG LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER... (more...)

With Wild Card weekend around the corner, there are some great odds being offered.  In the three-option Oddset Menu, the Seahawks, with Russell Wilson at quarterback, are paying 1.95. Kevin Casey/Getty Images

THE ODDS MUST BE CRAZY: Betting on this week’s NFL games

JESSY SANDHU VANCOUVER DESI With Wild Card Weekend around the corner, there are some great odds being offered. In the three-option... (more...)

Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings (left) returned from injury in 2012 and is a favourite for league MVP. Scott Halleran/Getty Images

SPORTS: NFL 2012 Year in Review filled with highs, lows

JESSY SANDHU VANCOUVER DESI Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings (left) returned from injury in 2012 and is a favourite... (more...)

Why aren't there more B.C.ers joining Washingtonians as Seahawks fans in the stands in Seattle? Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

NFL: Where are the Seahawks fans?

Why aren’t there more B.C.ers joining Washingtonians as Seahawks fans in the stands in Seattle? Otto Greule Jr/Getty... (more...)

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Need for new TV product behind NFL and UFC push into South Asia as EFLI debuts

By Chris Parry, VancouverDesi.com You may never have heard of the Pakistan Wolfpak or the Dehli Defenders before, but Mike... (more...)

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Indian minister criticizes ‘no-headgear’ rule after Sikh basketball players told to remove turbans during Asia Cup

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s sports minister has criticized the ‘no-headgear’ rule of basketball’s world body FIBA after two Sikh players on the…
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Tipsy British tourist asked to leave church after mistaking it for a disco

CEN AGENCY A tipsy British tourist had to be asked to leave a church in Crete where he started dancing after local kids told him…
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MICHAEL BOOTH SURREY NOW FLEETWOOD — 163+205=368. That stark equation scrawled in the top corner of a chalkboard means little to a casual observer, but…
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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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Gallery: Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

VANCOUVER DESI Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014. Take a look at photos from the opening ceremony….
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India

Common Wealth Games 2014: Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India

IANS Glasgow – It was double delight for India as Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom won the gold and silver, respectively, in…
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India-Canada

Indian women’s hockey team beats Canada 4-2 in Glasgow

IANS Glasgow – The Indian women’s hockey team beat Canada 4-2 in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. The match started in…
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Health Check

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Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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Disabled nine-year-old boy who spent days tethered to a Mumbai bus stop marks new beginning

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