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July 23, 2018

Dozens die in Japan’s record heat wave, UK has hottest day of the year

ABCNews.com(LONDON) -- Monday is the hottest day of the year so far in the U.K. and Brits are melting. At 92 degrees in parts of England, it's even hotter than Miami and Tel Aviv. But in Japan, the situation is even worse. Temperatures hit 106 degrees on Monday, smashing the national record and continuing a deadly heat wave in which dozens have already died in Japan since July 9, according to Kyodo News. In the U.K., the Met Office has issued a level three amber alert, warning people to sta..
July 23, 2018

U.S. General: ‘cautious optimism’ Afghanistan strategy working

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East believes there is reason for “cautious optimism” that the Trump administration’s South Asia Strategy is working in Afghanistan and creating the conditions for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. “There is cause for cautious optimism and evidence that our South Asia strategy is working,” said General Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, during a visit to Kabul where he met wi..
July 23, 2018

Shooting on Toronto streets leaves 2 dead, 12 injured; motive unclear

ABCNews.com(TORONTO) -- A shooting that erupted in the middle of a Toronto street Sunday night left two people dead and 12 others injured, authorities said. Police killed the shooter, a 29-year-old man, during a gunfight, according to Ontario's Special Investigations Unit. An innocent bystander, a "young lady," died in the exchange of gunfire, Toronto police said, adding that another girl, 8 or 9 years old, was in critical condition. The other 11 people were being treated at a hospital afte..
July 23, 2018

Shooting on Toronto streets leaves 10-year-old girl, 18-year-old woman dead: Police

ABCNews.com(TORONTO) -- A shooting that erupted in the middle of a Toronto street Sunday night has left a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman dead, authorities said. Thirteen others were injured, ranging in ages from 10 to 59, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said at a Monday news conference. The shooter, a 29-year-old man armed with a handgun, is also dead, according to Ontario's Special Investigations Unit. Three victims underwent immediate life-saving surgery at a hospital treati..