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Canada won’t play for rugby sevens medal after 21-5 loss to Scotland

By Lori Ewing THE CANADIAN PRESS GLASGOW — Canada’s men’s rugby sevens team arrived in Glasgow with its... (more...)

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Canada won’t play for rugby sevens medal after 21-5 loss to Scotland

By Lori Ewing THE CANADIAN PRESS GLASGOW — Canada’s hopes for a medal in rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games... (more...)

Court notice on CRPF bodybuilders’ plea

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) — The Delhi High Court Thursday issued notice to the central government and the Central Reserve... (more...)

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He’s chased rugby balls the world over, but Surrey’s Gurvinder Kalar is aiming for glory with Burnaby Lake

Surrey’s Sikh rugby player Gurvinder Kalar. Patrick Johnston/Vancouver Desi PATRICK JOHNSTON VANCOUVER DESI VANCOUVER... (more...)

Romanian Olympic committee chairman resigns

Bucharest, April 16 (IANS) — Octavian Morariu resigned Tuesday from his post as chairman of the Romanian Olympic and... (more...)

Australia Rugby League to invest heavily in development

Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) — Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) Monday announced plans to invest more than $179... (more...)

Australian rugby player to take legal action against club

Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) — Former Australian rugby league player Broderick Wright has joined a lawsuit against Cronulla... (more...)

International Rugby Board suspends funding to Fiji

Suva (Fiji), Jan 12 (IANS) — The International Rugby Board (IRB) will suspend all direct financial support to the Fiji... (more...)

Rugby star found guilty of assaulting woman

Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) Australian rugby league star Blake Ferguson has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a young... (more...)

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U18 Rugby Nationals: Harjun Gill hoping to end youth career by leading B.C. to title

Harjun Gill, captain of B.C.’s under-18 rugby team, slips away from a group of Alberta players during their game at the... (more...)

Surrey Beavers Gurvinder Kular (left) and Zion Afele have been selecte to play for Canada in a rugby league test match in Toronto this weekend against the English Lions.
Photograph by: Jacob Zinn , Surrey NOW

Surrey players answer national rugby league team’s call

Surrey Beavers Gurvinder Kular (left) and Zion Afele have been selecte to play for Canada in a rugby league test match in... (more...)

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‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

JENNIFER SALTMAN  VANCOUVER DESI  No one really knows how the conflict started. According to a number of people who are involved, in February one person…
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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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Turbaned Sikhs will not be allowed to ride motorbike without a helmet in Ontario

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she won’t allow for turban-wearing Sikhs to ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. In…
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ROAD SAFETY: Keep an eye on your friends and families’ safety on the roads

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI As you’ve been driving around the city, you’ve likely noticed there are more pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists out enjoying the good…
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Hollywood

Seeking balance and well-being: A mind-body approach to depression

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI While the world mourns the passing of Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, the global conversation turns to the topics…
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The Art of being a Guest – at a Sikh Ceremony

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI With wedding season in full swing, surely you must be attending at least one Sikh ceremony.  These family and fun oriented…
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Capital Punishment, is that the answer?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Today August 14, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the hanging of convicted rapist and murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee. On May…
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Health Check

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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Obesity guru

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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Stone-health-Kaleem

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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India-surgery

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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Doctor-violence-Mexico

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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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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Health Canada issues warnings over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products

VANCOUVER DESI Health Canada has issued an alert over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products that may cause life-threatening side effects. These natural health…
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Infectious disease specialist Florian Steiner wears protective clothing as he works in a laboratory for blood tests during a demonstration of the proceedings at the quarantine office of Berlin's Charite hospital on August 11, 2014. TIM BRAKEMEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

VANCOUVER DESI A man in Mumbai who travelled to West Africa last month has voluntarily admitted himself to a local hospital after experiencing Ebola symptoms,…
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Watermelon-sized tumour found in Mumbai woman during emergency caesarean section

IANS Mumbai  – A team of doctors at Mumbai’s Sion Hospital performed a rare and unexpected surgery as they were forced to remove a 2.5…
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