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Canadian charged with indecency in Australia after flight from Hong Kong

ADELAIDE, Australia — A Canadian man is accused of performing indecent acts on a flight from Hong Kong to Australia. Australian Federal Police arrested the 28-year-old man on arrival in Adelaide on Thursday.
Ottawa looking into case where Saudi fled sex charges after embassy posted bail

Ottawa looking into case where Saudi fled sex charges after embassy posted bail

HALIFAX — Federal officials are looking into how a Saudi man may have fled Canada while facing sexual assault charges, as legal experts suspect the Middle Eastern kingdom's embassy played a key role.
Kenya court orders 5 suspects, including Canadian, held for Nairobi hotel attack

Kenya court orders 5 suspects, including Canadian, held for Nairobi hotel attack

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Canadian national and four other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offences .
Quebec government to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in schools

Quebec government to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in schools

MONTREAL — Carbon monoxide detectors will become mandatory in all Quebec schools following an incident this week at a Montreal elementary school that sent at least 43 people to hospital, the provincial government announced Friday.

High court ruling allows long-term expats to vote in February byelections

TORONTO — Expat Canadians with ties to one of three ridings now in the throes of byelections may be eligible to vote no matter how long they've been abroad given last week's Supreme Court of Canada ruling.
In the news today, Jan. 18

In the news today, Jan. 18

Four stories in the news for Friday, Jan. 18 ——— AMBASSADOR TO BRIEF MPS ON ROCKY RELATIONS WITH CHINA Canada's ambassador to Beijing will brief a select group of MPs in Ottawa today on the current rocky relations between Canada and China.
B.C. minister fears money laundering involves billions of dollars, cites reports

B.C. minister fears money laundering involves billions of dollars, cites reports

VICTORIA — Documents that say money laundering in British Columbia now reaches into the billions of dollars are startling to the province's attorney general who says the figures have finally drawn the attention of the federal government.

Moose Jaw wants to challenge Norway for tallest moose statue title

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The City of Moose Jaw, Sask., is on the antlers of a dilemma — how to reclaim the title of having the world’s tallest moose statue? For decades its Mac the Moose statue held the record at almost 10 metres tall.
Allowing students to skip fees will reduce accountability: campus groups

Allowing students to skip fees will reduce accountability: campus groups

TORONTO — Student organizations say the Ontario government's decision to allow college and university students to opt out of the fees that fund campus groups, student newspapers and clubs will make the province's post-secondary institutions less tran
Legault lays out Quebec demands for federal leaders facing fall election

Legault lays out Quebec demands for federal leaders facing fall election

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Quebec Premier Francois Legault laid out a shopping list of demands Thursday that he expects party leaders to address as they woo voters in his province during the coming federal election campaign.