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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 2, 2015.

Senior ISIS leader killed in airstrike

A senior leader of the Islamic State group was killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria last month, the U.S. Defense Department has announced. Tariq Bin-al-Tahar Bin al Falih al-Awni al-Harzi was a top fundraiser for the radical group, and was killed June 16 in an airstrike over Shaddadi.

[Read more from NBC News]

Greece needs extra 50 billion euros, IMF says

Debt-ridden Greece will need an extra 50 billion euros over the next three years to stabilize its finances under the existing bailout plans agreed to by the eurozone, according to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF has suggested that the beleaguered country needs relief on its debts to other European nations.

[Read more from the BBC]

Heinz completes Kraft purchase

H.J. Heinz Co. has completed its purchase of the Kraft Foods Group, creating the third largest food and drinks company in North America and the fifth largest worldwide. The new company, which will have Warren Buffett – of Heinz owner majority owner Berkshire Hathaway – on its board, will have brands including Oscar Mayer, Heinz Ketchup, Philadelphia, Jell-O and Cadbury chocolate under its umbrella.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Family identifies man killed by police in Otsego

The 21-year-old was reportedly experiencing 'mental health challenges' and allegedly had a knife when deputies opened fire.

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Gun found on WCCO-TV rooftop after homicide in Minneapolis

It's the 56th death reported as a homicide in Minneapolis this year.

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Deputies fatally shoot man in Wright County

Police claim the man, who had allegedly been experiencing a mental health crisis, was armed with a knife.

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17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday

The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.


Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3

The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.

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Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago

Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.

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7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle

Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.

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Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson

Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

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Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan

There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.

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GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote

Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.


Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill

Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.