Soccer

Van Praag wants bigger World Cup

Amsterdam, Jan 29 (IANS) — Michael van Praag wants more teams from outside Europe in the World Cup and aims to implant... (more...)

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Portugal welcomes Figo’s decision

Lisbon, Jan 29 (IANS) — Portuguese football institutions welcomed former star Luis Figo’s decision to bid for... (more...)

Australia may face defence crisis ahead of Asian Cup final

Canberra, Jan 29 (IANS) — The Australian football team may have a crisis in hand in their defence ahead of the 2015... (more...)

Ecuador fire head coach Vizuete

Quito, Jan 29 (IANS) — Ecuadorian Football Federation (EFF) announced the departure of Sixto Vizuete as the head coach... (more...)

Iraq and UAE play for Middle Eastern supremacy in Asian Cup 3rd-place playoff

By Neil Frankland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — After falling one game short of an Asian Cup finals appearance,... (more...)

US fades in 3-2 loss at Chile, extending winless streak to 5 for first time since 2007

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United... (more...)

US fades in 3-2 loss at Chile, extending winless streak to 5 for first time since 2007

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RANCAGUA, Chile — Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes to lead Chile to a 3-2 win over... (more...)

US fades in 3-2 loss at Chile, extending winless streak to 5 for first time since 2007

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RANCAGUA, Chile — Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes to lead Chile to a 3-2 win over... (more...)

Former British Open winner, US Open runner-up Kel Nagle of Australia dies at age 94

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYDNEY, Australia — Kel Nagle, a former British Open winner, U.S. Open runner-up and a member... (more...)

Portugal striker Hugo Almeida signs for Russia s Kuban Krasnodar

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW — Russia’s Kuban Krasnodar says it has signed Portugal striker Hugo Almeida after... (more...)

Fight to unseat Blatter as FIFA president heats up as Europe attacks on 2 fronts

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA — The fight to remove Sepp Blatter from the most powerful job in world... (more...)

Sacramento Kings centre DeMarcus Cousins hoping 5th time s the charm to make All-Star team

By Antonio Gonzalez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins has the statistics. He has the stature.... (more...)

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Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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DEVGAN

Bollywood film that was to shoot in Alberta ‘indefinitely postponed’

ERIC VOLMERS CALGARY HERALD Don’t brush up your Bollywood dance moves yet, Alberta. Shivay, a Hindi film that was set to start filming in the Rocky Mountains…
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File photo: The new Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., December 29, 2014. Arlen Redekop/PNG

Surrey named one of top seven most intelligent communities in the world

AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — The City of Surrey has been named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 by New York-based think…
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FILE PHOTO: A leopard walks with a tranquiliser dart in the residential area of Jyotikuchi in Guwahati, the capital city of the northeastern state of Assam on March 15, 2009. Three people were mauled by the leopard after the cat strayed into the city before it was tranquilised by forestry department officials. BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images

Leopard in India beaten to death by villagers after vicious attack

IANS Kolkata  – A young male leopard was beaten to death by a mob of angry villagers on Monday after it strayed into a West…
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Blogs

Chanakya & Machiavelli would say to Indians: It is strictly business! Stop the fawning!!

By Ujjal Dosanjh Special to Vancouver Province Had Chanakya or Machiavelli, his more recent incarnation, been alive today they would have declared that in Washington…
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Speaking to the Burnaby Board of Trade

How Business Fits in the Public Education Puzzle: My “Rubik’s Cube Speech” to the Burnaby Board of Trade

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI On Thursday, January 22, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted its annual Local Government Reception at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby….
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Voters of Delhi: Beware of the undemocratic proclivities of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ms. Kiran Bedi the former…
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Harnoor Gill, a World Youth Ambassador with World Vision, is pictured here manning the World Visiion booth at Sunny View Middle School in Brampton, Ontario. Submitted photo.

Horizon: Help protect families from Ebola with World Vision

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI As many of you might know, I am a part of the organization of World Vision as one of the many…
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Health Check

FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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health check-child care

Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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Sex show

New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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science-early childhood education

The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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rectum

Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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anti-ageing medicine

Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Ageless skin-beauty-anti-ageing

Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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