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The City of Vancouver has given a Monday deadline to remove this sign on the side of a building at Broadway and Kingsway. JEREMY NUTTALL/24 HOURS

Vancouver issues sign deadline

The City of Vancouver has given a Monday deadline to those behind a large development to remove a sign on the side of a building at Broadway and Kingsway.

New Westminster residents want trucks off of many residential streets. (MICHAEL MUI/24 HOURS)

TransLink rejects New West truck request

Semis rumbling through New Westminster’s residential streets will continue after the TransLink board of directors rejected a city proposal to oust trucks from three municipal roads.

Wreckage debris and mementos left by local residents are seen at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 26, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed further complicated an investigation on Sunday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict.

A Palestinian man salvages belongings from damaged buildings in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Hostilities in Gaza subside

Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying on Monday, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over U.S. mediation to end the almost three-week-old war.

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Family of five found shot dead in home

Five members of a family, including three children, were found shot dead at their southern Maine home on Sunday, with a gun located near one of the bodies and no outside involvement suspected, a police spokesman said.

Confiscated weapons are displayed after a Nigerian military raid on a hideout of suspected Islamist Boko Haram members in Nigeria's northern city of Kano in this August 11, 2012 file photo. To match Special Report NIGERIA-KIDNAP/MISSTEPS REUTERS/Stringer/Files

Wife of Cameroon's vice PM kidnapped

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said.

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper is welcomed by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (R) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the European Council headquarters ahead of a G7 meeting in Brussels June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

Germany to reject EU-Canada trade: Report

Germany is to reject a multi-billion free trade deal between the European Union and Canada which is widely seen as a template for a bigger agreement with the United States, a leading German paper reported on Saturday.

Smoke rises over the Airport Road area after heavy fighting between rival militias broke out near the airport in Tripoli July 25, 2014. Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli on Thursday after rival militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan capital's airport that has killed around 50 people in nearly a fortnight of fighting. REUTERS/Hani Amara

US evacuates Libya embassy

The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.

A Palestinian woman reacts as she stands next to her destroyed house in Beit Hanoun town, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in the northern Gaza Strip July 26, 2014. A 12-hour humanitarian truce went into effect on Saturday. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Israel to extend short Gaza truce

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold on the 19th day of their conflict.