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Housing affordability in Vancouver reaching "worst levels ever." File photo

Vancouver homes cost 70% of household income: RBC

Housing affordability in Vancouver is reaching “the worst levels ever” recorded nationwide, according to a report from the Royal Bank of Canada, which says it’s going to cost three- quarters of the median income now to buy a detached home.

Shigir Idol. (Wikimedia Commons/Владислав Фальшивомонетчик/HO)

Statue twice as old as the pyramids

New analysis of a wooden statue pulled from a Russian bog indicates it's older than previously believed — at least 11,000 years old, twice as old as the Egyptian pyramids.

BC Hydro has brought in workers from across the province to help turn the Lower Mainland back on after the extreme windstorm Saturday. Rod Raglin, flickr.com

BC Hydro scrambles to bring power to the people

After a severe windstorm caused damage across the Lower Mainland, tearing down trees and flooding streets, it’s estimated that Surrey, Langley, and Coquitlam will be the last regions to get back on the grid.

About 19% of students provincewide did not write the foundation skills assessment, according to latest numbers. Fotolia

B.C. ministry promises ‘redesigned’ FSA tests

The province has finally broken down foundation skills assessment results — splitting apart those who wrote the test, and those who didn’t — as fewer students continue to write the oft- criticized standardized tests each year.

Hungarian soldier adjusts the razor wire on a fence near the town of Asotthalom, Hungary, August 30, 2015. About 100,000 migrants, many of them from Syria and other conflict zones in the Middle East, have taken the Balkan route into Europe this year, heading via Serbia for Hungary and Europe's Schengen zone of passport-free travel. (REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo)

Hungarian police detain 5th suspect for deaths

BUDAPEST - Hungarian police said on Sunday they had arrested a fifth suspect, a Bulgarian citizen, in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants whose bodies were found in a truck in Austria last week.

A combination of file pictures made on August 29, 2015 shows Al-Jazeera's Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed (R), Al-Jazeera's Egyptian-Canadian reporter Mohamed Fahmy (C) and Australian journalist Peter Greste. An Egyptian court sentenced Fahmy and Mohamed, along with Australian journalist Peter Greste who was tried in absentia after his deportation early this year, to three years in prison in a shock ruling following global demands for their acquittal. (AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL / KHALED DESOUKI)

Fahmy sentenced to 3 years in prison

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry.

Donald Trump gets 'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin on OANN. (Youtube screenshot)

Sarah Palin interviews Donald Trump

Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump on Friday on One America News for her show ‘On Point’ on Friday night. Variety.com reported that the website for the small cable network crashed hours before the interviews were set to take place. Little-known One America News Network acknowledged the outage at 3:45 p.m. PT on Friday, citing widespread anticipat

Policemen escort a car - part of a convoy carrying a suspect in the August 17 Bangkok shrine bombing - leaving a compound after police said they detained a foreign man in a Bangkok suburb on August 29, 2015. Thai authorities on August 29 detained and charged a 28-year-old Turkish man over a bomb attack in Bangkok last week that killed 20 people and wounded scores more. It is the first arrest in connection with the 17 August bombing at the Erawan shrine in the capital's bustling downtown district, which killed mostly Asian visitors, in Thailand's worst single mass-casualty attack. (AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT)

Foreigner arrested over Bangkok bombing

BANGKOK - Police hunting the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing arrested on Saturday a foreigner they said matched the description of a man who left a bag at the crowded site of a blast in Bangkok nearly two weeks ago.

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Lottery winners go unpaid in Illinois

It's an unlucky time to hit the jackpot in Illinois. The state's budget crisis has frozen millions of dollars in lottery prize payouts, state officials said on Friday.

A member of the Emergency Operations Committee (COE) monitor the trayectory of Tropical Storm Erika via satellite in Santo Domingo, August 28, 2015. (REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas)

Tropical Storm Erika weakening as it nears Florida

Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of petering out as it headed toward south Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.