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Deadly heat wave hovers over Japan and South Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:45pm

Searing hot temperatures are forecast for wide swaths of Japan and South Korea in a long-running heat wave that's killed at least two dozen people.

In Damascus, Syrians dare to hope that war's end may be near

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:43pm

Crossing into Syria from neighboring Lebanon, visitors are greeted by giant posters of President Bashar Assad.

Israeli fire kills Palestinian teen during West Bank clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:36pm

Palestinian health officials say a teenage boy has been killed in clashes with the Israeli military in the West Bank.

1 victim dead after man shoots 14 people in Toronto

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:35pm

A man shot 14 people, killing one of them, in a lively Toronto neighborhood before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police late Sunday, police said.

While making nice with US and Seoul, North Korea slams Japan

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:14pm

North Korea's state-run media have toned down their rhetorical attacks on the United States and South Korea while leader Kim Jong Un pursues a more diplomatic approach, but the vitriol continues — and Japan is now Pyongyang's favorite foil.

Americans in blended families cope with toll of deportation

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:09pm

It's almost as if Letty Stegall is there, back home in the United States, beside her daughter to prod her awake for school. When her husband goes to the grocery store, she fusses over the list with him. At the bar she helped run, she still gives regulars a warm welcome, and around the dinner table at night, she beams when she sees what her family managed to cook.

Toronto police chief says one victim dead and 13 injured in mass shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:39pm

Toronto police chief says one victim dead and 13 injured in mass shooting.

In bloodied Mexico, ambivalence, hope over amnesty proposal

Mark Stevenson and Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:01pm

Lucia Diaz and other volunteers have found more than 300 bodies in clandestine graves along Mexico's Gulf coast, and she embodies the trepidation, hope and fear with which Mexicans regard the proposal by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to grant amnesty to calm gang-fueled violence.

Toronto police say nine people shot and shooter is dead in city's Greektown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:55pm

Toronto police say nine people shot and shooter is dead in city's Greektown.

Prominent S Korea politician found dead in possible suicide

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:31pm

A prominent liberal South Korean lawmaker embroiled in a corruption scandal was found dead on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be one of the country's highest-profile suicides in recent years.

Mexico arrests construction overseer of collapsed school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:55pm

Mexican police have arrested the construction supervisor who oversaw work at an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during a September earthquake, prosecutors said Sunday.

Suicide bombing in Kabul kills 14, Afghanistan's VP unharmed

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:44pm

A suicide bomber carried out an attack near the Kabul airport Sunday, killing 14 people and narrowly missing Afghanistan's vice president, who was returning home after living in Turkey for over a year, security officials said.

High-polling rightist candidate joins Brazil president race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:31pm

Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro formally announced his candidacy for Brazil's presidential election Sunday, joining a race in which he is currently polling second after jailed ex-President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, who will likely be barred from running.

Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel

Sarah El Deeb and Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:42pm

The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation.

Mexican president-elect vows improvements to deter migration

Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:31pm

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump detailing how he plans to improve Mexico's economy and security when he takes office in December so that Mexicans do not feel the need to migrate.

UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:17pm

A 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack in England that investigators think was deliberate, police said Sunday.

'Hamilton' creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:05pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.

UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:05pm

The British government faced intensifying pressure Sunday to take steps to legalize abortions in Northern Ireland, where terminating a pregnancy remains a criminal offense even as tight abortion restrictions are being lifted in the Republic of Ireland.

The Latest: Afghan vice president escapes suicide attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:44pm

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):