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France's Vincent sweeps first in 20km biathlon in Whistler

France's Vincent sweeps first in 20km biathlon in WhistlerWhistler, Canada  - Jay Vincent of France swept to a surprise win Wednesday in the men's 20-kilometre individual biathlon in Whistler, host venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

He skied to victory in 49 minutes 53.9 seconds and got off four perfect shots on the marksman range.

Germany's Daniel Boehm (50 min 12.9 seconds) and Jeremy Teela of the US (50 min 17.2 seconds) followed in second and third place.

Hauswald wins biathlon World Cup event in Whistler

Hauswald wins biathlon World Cup event in Whistler Whistler, Canada  - Germany's Simone Hauswald won the second biathlon World Cup event of her career Wednesday when she claimed victory in the women's 15-kilometre individual race at Whistler, host venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The 29-year-old, who came second in this year's world championships, was perfect in the shooting range as she skied to victory in a time of 42 minutes 44.6 seconds.

Man who beheaded bus passenger found not criminally responsible

Man who beheaded bus passenger found not criminally responsible New York  - The Chinese immigrant who brutally stabbed, beheaded and then ate the flesh of his seatmate on a Greyhound Canada bus last July, was found not criminally responsible for the crime on Thursday.

Vincent Li, 40, had pled not guilty in the gruesome killing of carnival worker Tim McLean, 22.

Study on Thinking Processes of Religious compared to less Religious

Study on Thinking Processes of Religious compared to less Religious As they say, "it's all in the mind". Probably this is what led some Canadian university researchers to study the brains of people who are religious and those who aren't to find out the truth behind this saying.

"This is the first set of studies connecting individual differences in religious conviction to basic (brain) processes," say authors Michael Inzlicht and Ian McGregor, psychology professors at the University of Toronto and York University, respectively.

Three Canadian soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan

AfghanistanKabul - Three Canadian soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan, NATO said Wednesday.

The soldiers, part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), were killed Tuesday when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province, a NATO spokesman said.

The Canadian military said two other soldiers were injured during a patrol north-west of Kandahar city and were in good and fair condition after being evacuated to hospital.

''Air India bombing suspect not trying to hide his asset''

Vancouver (Canada), Mar 4 : A lawyer representing for Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was acquitted in the 1985 Air India bombing case, says the government has no evidence to suggest that his client is trying to hide assets to avoid repaying 1.8-million dollars in legal fees.

Bruce McLeod has filed documents in a British Columbia Appeal Court showing that two commercial properties owned by Malik and his wife are worth 20-million dollars. The province says Malik owes 7.6-million dollars in legal fees.

B. C. Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan ordered Malik to repay 1.8-million dollar of that total by last October, but Malik has filed an appeal, Globe and Mail newspaper reports.

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