January 8, 2020

More than 1 billion animals estimated dead in Australia wildfires: Expert

mamember/iStock(MOLLYMOOK, Australia) -- More than 1 billion animals are estimated to have died in the devastating wildfires ravaging Australia, an expert said Wednesday. More than 800 million of those animals are estimated to have been killed in New South Wales alone, according to a statement from The University of Sydney. "It's events like this that may well hasten the extinction process for a range of other species," Professor Chris Dickman of The University of Sydney, the expert who mad..
January 8, 2020

One dead, three hurt in shooting in Ottawa: Police

marcoscisetti/iStock(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- One person was killed and three were seriously wounded from a shooting in Ottawa, Canada, Wednesday morning, police said. Authorities are still hunting for the suspect. The scene is secure and "this is not considered an active shooter situation," officials said. The shooting took place on Gilmour Street at about 7:30 a.m. local time. Additional details were not immediately available Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
January 8, 2020

Iran’s supreme leader says missile attacks were slap in face for US

CGinspiration/iStock(LONDON) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his country "slapped" the United States "on the face last night," referring to the missile strikes against U.S. military forces in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of Iran's most powerful commander. "But military action is not enough," Khamenei said in a national address Wednesday, adding that the “corrupt presence of the U.S. in the region should come to an end." Iran fired more than a dozen ballist..
January 8, 2020

Iran launches missiles at US military facilities in Iraq, Pentagon confirms

iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Iran fired multiple missiles into Iraq on Tuesday evening, targeting U.S. military sites in what appeared to be retaliation for the recent American drone strike that killed one of its top generals. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps swiftly took credit, and one Iranian politician tweeted his nation’s flag -- an apparent swipe at President Donald Trump who tweeted the American flag after the U.S. killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. "We warn the Great Satan, the arr..