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Surrey track prospects take a run at older competition

Jasneet Nijjar (left) and Katarina Vlahovic of Surrey-based Universal Athletics Club. KYLE BENNING/Surrey Now KYLE BENNING SURREY... (more...)

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My last Commonwealth Games: Indian Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra

India Abhinav Bindra of India wins the gold medal for the Men’s 10m Air Rifle competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympic... (more...)

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Indian woman climber dies in avalanche on world’s third highest peak

Chhanda Gayen negotiating a crevasse near Khumbu Icefalls. Wikimedia Commons VANCOUVER DESI Chhanda Gayen. Wikimedia Commons The... (more...)

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Indian ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh says foreign coaches get athletes hooked to drugs

Milkha Singh. Wikimedia Commons IANS Panaji – India does not need foreign coaches because they tend to hook young athletes... (more...)

German driver Nico Hulkenberg leaves Sauber to rejoin Force India in Formula One

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SILVERSTONE, England — German driver Nico Hulkenberg secured a return to Force India on a “multi-year... (more...)

German driver Nico Hulkenberg leaves Sauber to rejoin Force India in Formula 1

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SILVERSTONE, England — Nico Hulkenberg says he is returning to Formula One team Force India for... (more...)

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Pool shark from India knocks off two former world champions in same snooker tournament

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pankaj Advani is the first player from India to advance to the quarter-finals of a major international... (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...)

Human rights advocate Wasfia Nazreen from Bangladesh is training with climbers like Pat Morrow in Canmore, Alta., in preparation for her quest to climb the Seven Summits. Colleen De Neve/Postmedia News

MOUNTAIN CLIMBER: Bangladeshi tackling the Seven Summits to inspire girls and women at home

VALERIE FORTNEY POSTMEDIA NEWS Human rights advocate Wasfia Nazreen from Bangladesh is training with climbers like Pat Morrow... (more...)

In this photograph taken on June 15, 2012, police escort former Indian athlete Pinki Pramanik to the Barasat District court in Barasat around 35 km north of Kolkata, India. Strdel/AFP/Getty Images

RAPE CASE: Female sprinter declared a man by police, charged with crime

In this photograph taken on June 15, 2012, police escort former Indian athlete Pinki Pramanik to the Barasat District court... (more...)

INDIA F1: Fans say farewell to Schumacher in last Formula One event on Indian soil

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher of Germany talks to reporters after he failed to finish in the Indian Formula One Grand... (more...)

HRT-Cosworth driver Narain Karthikeyan of India steers his car ahead of Marussia-Cosworth driver Charles Pic of France during the Formula One Korean Grand Prix at the Korean Circuit in Yeongam on Oct. 14, 2012. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

MOTORSPORTS: Narain Karthikeyan insists his future remains in Formula One

HRT-Cosworth driver Narain Karthikeyan of India steers his car ahead of Marussia-Cosworth driver Charles Pic of France during... (more...)

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B.C. Supreme Court to decide if Kamloops Mountie watching women have sex in jail is a crime

THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A judge wants to hear arguments from lawyers about the legality of the charge against an RCMP corporal accused…
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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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Man proudly wears world’s largest turban weighing in at 100 pounds and 645 metres long unwrapped

VANCOUVER DESI A 60-year-old devout Sikh in northern India appears to be the proud owner of the world’s largest turban – weighing in at 100…
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Gallery: India prepares to welcome elephant-headed Lord Ganesha

VANCOUVER DESI Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed god, have taken off in India as Hindus prepare to welcome…
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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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How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hosting any party is a chore and a half but it’s a whole new ball game when it’s a wedding that…
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Chicken Soup for the Seoul: How our Korean vacation moved us (in more ways than one)

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “The most important thing in life is sincerity.” At least that’s what our Korean tour guide, SP, informed us via his…
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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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Rice Bucket India poverty

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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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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