When the athletes march into the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics next month, one flag you won't be seeing is the green, white, and saffron of India. Four Indian skiers will be participating in the games as independent athletes, but they won't be able to formally represent their country, since the Indian Olympic Association has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee since 2012.
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Wednesday 11 April 2012
A Korean Airlines Boeing 777 travelling from Vancouver to Seoul diverted to a Canadian Forces base on Vancouver Island after the airline received a call about a threat on board.
Saturday 31 March 2012
Beach shots depict her as a curvaceous beauty queen. But 23-year-old Jenna Talackova was born male and that has led organisers to disqualify her as a finalist in the 61st Miss Universe Canada pageant.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Scientists are arguing that dolphins are so clever they should be treated like humans. But why stop there? Simon Usborne salutes the smartest species
Saturday 18 February 2012
A vaccine against norovirus, a food poisoning virus that causes violent stomach flu, could be available within five years if it can be shown to be safe when taken as a nasal spray, scientists said.
Sunday 05 February 2012
Uh-oh. If it's about underwear, David Beckham must be involved.
Travel Agenda: Brusselicious food festival; Vancouver PuSh Festival; Utah's Sundance Film Festival; Las Vegas MOB Museum
Saturday 14 January 2012
Today: Walk around the Dinner's Served exhibition, which is currently on display in Brussels at the Tour & Taxis centre. The event is part of the year-long Brusselicious food festival, which will see tastings, picnics and foodie films pop up throughout the Belgian capital. Look out for the "Tram Experience" too, which runs from 14 Feb. Guests will be able to take a two-hour tour of the city with a feast served on board the stylish carriage. Tickets, €75 (brusselicious.be).
Sunday 11 December 2011
Woman claims 'D B Cooper', who bailed out of plane with $200,000 ransom, was her uncle.
Thursday 01 December 2011
United States are discussing a bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup which could involve Canada co-hosting, according to USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville.
Friday 12 August 2011
A nature writer living in Vancouver, Vaillant crossed the Pacific to study the trail of havoc and death left in winter 1997 by one of the 450 or so Siberian – or Amur - tigers still wild in the "boreal jungle" of Russia's lawless Far East.
Thursday 28 July 2011
Olympic freestyle skiing medallist Jeret Peterson has been found dead from a gunshot wound in Utah. The 29-year-old won silver in the aerials at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Friday 17 June 2011
Vancouver was living up to its historic nickname "The Big Smoke" yesterday after it woke up to discover that ice hockey fans dismayed at their team's defeat in the final of the sport's biggest competition had turned the streets of the city centre into a riot zone.
Friday 17 June 2011
It cannot be said that the occasions were equal in poignancy, but a photo taken during the chaos of riots in Vancouver has nevertheless drawn comparisons with Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic image of a couple kissing in Times Square following the surrender of Japan and end of the Second World War.
Thursday 16 June 2011
Riot police fired tear gas to control a mob that burned cars and looted shops in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins.
Saturday 11 June 2011
Every week we invite three competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a family trip to Canada's west coast, departing early August. Prices are for four people. All hotels are room only...
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2