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New Zealand extends lengthy winning streak in Commonwealth Games rugby sevens

By Dennis Passa THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — New Zealand extended its Commonwealth Games winning streak in rugby... (more...)

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 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

Luke Chakrabarti, 11, collects the ball and runs towards Bobby Wagner of the Seattle Seahawks at the Russell Wilson passing... (more...)

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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...)

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DESI-SOCCER

Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW SOUTH SURREY – Kyle Sohi’s perseverance and performance in the 2014 Sport Chek National Club Championships U-18 Cup Final might go…
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Stephen Harper: Attack by ‘terrorist’ on Parliament Hill won’t weaken Canada’s resolve

JOAN BRYDEN THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA – The gunman who staged a deadly attack Wednesday on Parliament Hill was a terrorist whose despicable crime will…
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SURREY-FIELD HOCKEY

Barinder Rasode announces plan to develop field hockey pitch in Surrey

Third field at Tamanawis Park would cost approximately $3 million KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW NEWTON – Barinder Rasode and the One Surrey team were at…
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Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Diwali Celebration Friday, Oct. 24 at Firehall Centre…
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Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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Harnoor Gill is all set to promote the World Vision’s Gift Catalogue campaign.

How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Health Check

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Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Hair Loss

Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Bollywood

Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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