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Trudeau says he'll converse to Kent Hehr about sexual misconduct allegations

Trudeau says he'll converse to Kent Hehr about sexual misconduct allegations

Two prominent Canadian politicians have stepped down from leadership posts over allegations about their behaviour towards women, as the #MeToo social media movement showed growing influence beyond its roots in the United States. Hehr, a promising sportsperson before he was paralysed when he was the victim of a drive-by shooting in October 1991, said he "welcomed" the investigation into his conduct.


Vienna talks: Ceasefire agreement reached in eastern Ghouta

Vienna talks: Ceasefire agreement reached in eastern Ghouta

A spokesman for the opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) in Vienna , Ahmad Ramadan, said, "A deal was reached Friday to implement a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta ". The ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta went into effect shortly after midnight (2200 UTC Friday) after Russian Federation brokered a deal between rebels and Syrian regime forces.


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China Reveals "Polar Silk Road" in Arctic

It suggests exploration of a potential shipping route across the Arctic - which it dubs the "Polar Silk Road " - as well as development of oil, gas, mineral resources and other non-renewable energy sources, fishing and tourism in the region.


Sri Lanka storm into tri-series final

Sri Lanka storm into tri-series final

Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul Tharanga in their thirties guided Sri Lanka to the target in 12 overs. In the dress-rehearsal, Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by ten wickets and would be looking for a repeat. Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal , who have been in superb form throughout the tournament, were unable to maintain their momentum as the former was run out by Danushka Gunathilaka for eight runs, while the latter was caught by Gunathilaka off the bowling of Lakmal for five runs.


Three baboons still loose at Paris zoo after 50 escaped

Three baboons still loose at Paris zoo after 50 escaped

The zoo plans to use sedative arrows to capture the escaped baboons and place them back in their enclosure. It is not yet clear how the baboons escaped, Paris news website The Local reported. A source at the zoo, which opened in 1934 said: "It's not known how they got out, but everything is being done to try and get them under control". None of the baboons reached public areas and the evacuation was ordered as a precaution, the zoo said.


Inmate busted while reentering prison with booze, home-cooked meals

Inmate busted while reentering prison with booze, home-cooked meals

Agents swooped as 25-year-old Joshua Hansen was sprinting back to the prison grounds. Narcotics Investigators and the U.S. Marshals set up a surveillance on the private property behind the facility and less than two hours later they said a vehicle dropped of a large duffle bag.