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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 25, 2015.

Stock market's roller coaster week continues

Following an unprecedented drop of nearly 1,100 points Monday morning and a dramatic up-and-down pattern the rest of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial is seeing even more fluctuations. The market had a healthy boost of more than 400 points on Tuesday, but finished 100 points down, marking six consecutive days of losses.

[Read more from CNN]

ISIS claims credit for destruction of historic site

The Islamic State, better known as ISIS, has used social media to share photos of the destruction of the Baalshamin temple in Palmyra, Syria – a ruin that is nearly 2,000 years old. United Nations officials described the attack as a "new war crime" and a "loss for humanity."

[Read more from Herald Sun]

'Hostage-type' situation at West Virginia school ends peacefully

Shortly after evacuating all the students at Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, West Virginia, police took a suspect in an incident there into custody. No injuries were reported. A press conference was expected Tuesday afternoon.

[Read more from FOX News]

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Carjacking pursuit in Little Canada

Watch: Suspects drive wrong-way on I-35E, before carjacking separate vehicles

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said the suspects are still at large.


St. Paul restaurant damaged in Sunday night fire

The fire department said the fire is considered to be "accidental."

Lake Superior.

MPCA: Minnesota's emissions fell by 23% between 2005 and 2020

Clean energy investments have driven the decline.

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Former U.S. Senator for Minnesota Dave Durenberger dies at 88

Durenberger served two terms before his disgraceful exit in the mid-1990s.

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Two new breweries join Minneapolis, St. Paul downtowns

There are new spots in North Loop and Lowertown.

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'Driver's Licenses For All' bill passes Minnesota House, heads to Senate

It would allow Minnesotans to obtain it without needing proof of legal presence in the U.S.


Lawless Distilling in south Minneapolis abruptly closes its doors

The company stated "the wear and tear of the pandemic has taken its toll."


Charges: Driver had been drinking at party before striking teens, killing one

The victims were walking home from Walmart at the time of the crash, according to court documents.

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State: Beltrami County Jail conditions present imminent risk of 'life-threatening harm'

The state is taking action to force changes at the Beltrami County Jail.