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Snowboarding: Olympic silver medallist Parrot says he has beaten cancer

(Reuters) - Olympic snowboarding slopestyle silver medallist Max Parrot of Canada has said he has beaten cancer and intends to return to competition at an X Games event in Norway in August.

These malls in Malaysia offer more than just shopping

Shopping malls today are hubs of activity that offer many fun experiences.

Factbox: Swiss women to strike in call for equal pay and rights

GENEVA (Reuters) - Ahead of a strike planned for Friday by women in Switzerland, Reuters spoke to nine women about their concerns, including the need for equal pay and pension rights and for action on discrimination and sexual harassment.

Boosting winter sports in tropical Vietnam

Mui Ne (Vietnam): Sun-kissed and shaggy-haired, Nguyen Thai Binh swaps his flip flops for bulky boots ahead of snowboarding practice on the sand dunes of southern Vietnam – the unlikely training ground for the country’s fledgling winter athletes with mountain-sized ambitions.

Olympics - Snowboarding silver medallist Hirano to skate at Japan Open

TOKYO (Reuters) - Two-time Winter Olympic silver medallist Ayumu Hirano will take part in the Japan Open skateboard competition later this month, according to his management team.

Alpine skiing - Shiffrin set to shine as Vonn and Svindal bow out

(Reuters) - U.S. ski great Lindsey Vonn will try to throw her hurting body down a slope one last time before heading into retirement while Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal is also ready to bow out at the Alpine world championships starting in Sweden on Tuesday.

Why winter might be the best time to visit Victoria, Australia

Victoria might be better known for the Great Ocean Road and its vibrant capital, but come winter, the state flourishes into a wonderland.

Double Olympic champion Ledecka opts for Alpine worlds

(Reuters) - History-making double Olympic gold medallist Ester Ledecka has opted to compete in next month's Alpine skiing world championships rather than the snowboarding version which clashes with it.

How one family built an US$8bil startup far from Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO: The tech industry’s newest billionaires are a pair of brothers who started a software company in their parents’ basement in Utah. Now Ryan and Jared Smith are selling Qualtrics International Inc to European giant SAP SE for US$8bil – and they’ll get to keep running the business.

PlayStation Classic's 20 games: North America, Europe, Japan editions

Sony's PlayStation Classic is due out Dec 3 and it comes with 20 games built in. What those games are will differ depending on which region a PlayStation Classic is made for.