‘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...)

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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...)

‘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...)

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...)

Sardar named India’s flag bearer for Asian Games

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) — Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh will be the country’s flag bearer at the Opening... (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...)

Olympic fencing champion China’s flag bearer at Asiad

Incheon, Sep 18 (IANS) — Chinese fencer Lei Sheng, who won the men’s foil gold at the 2012 London Olympics, will... (more...)

Indian athletes hoping for an improved show in Asian Games (Preview)

Incheon (South Korea), Sep 18 (IANS) — After a below-par show in the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, Indian athletes... (more...)

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... (more...)

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Second sexual harassment case hits Asian Games two days before opening ceremony

A boy uses a smartphone as he waits to attend a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games outside the main... (more...)

Yogeshwar India’s best best to end long wait for Asian Games gold (Preview)

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) — With the untimely pull out of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, all eyes will be... (more...)

Asian Games: India bank on Saina, Sindhu for medals (Preview)

Incheon, Sep 17 (IANS) — Once again the onus of winning medals will fall upon the young shoulders of Saina Nehwal and... (more...)

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Vancouver murder victim’s family relieved as judges reject killer’s appeal of conviction (w/ video)

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The family and friends of murdered Vancouver teen Poonam Randhawa breathed a collective sigh of relief as the girl’s killer lost…
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India weird news

Air India passenger finds half-eaten worm mixed in his breakfast on flight to Delhi

VANCOUVER DESI An Air India passenger in upper economy class was horrified when he noticed a half-eaten worm mixed in with his breakfast plate on…
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Blatchford: Pakistani woman deserves a better life in this big, empty country

CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS When I saw the picture of a weeping Jamila Bibi in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Tuesday, I thought of only one…
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Pakistani politicians barred from flight for turning up late (w/video)

IANS Islamabad – Two Pakistani politicians were barred from a flight for holding it up for over one-and-a-half hours, media reported Tuesday. Passengers of an…
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Turban-Esque: Bow Tie is a statement

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Fashion Over The Years In Bollywood

IMROZ MAUR VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood and Fashion go hand in hand; there is no Bollywood without fashion and there is no fashion without Bollywood. They…
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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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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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Japan human trials

World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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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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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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