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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for April 24, 2015.

Pakistan highlights 'unintended consequences' of drone use

Pakistan re-affirmed its objection to the use of unmanned aircraft in warfare after an American and an Italian held hostage by al Qaeda died following a U.S. drone attack.

[Read more from The Guardian]

Statue of Liberty evacuated after bomb threat

The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island in New York were evacuated after reports of a suspicious package inside a locker, which followed a phoned bomb threat.

[Read more from CNN]

Armenia marks 100 years since Ottoman killings

Several world leaders, including Russia's Vladimir Putin and France's Francois Hollande, are in Armenia to mark 100 years since the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, considered by scholars to be the first genocide of the 20th century.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Charges: Minnesota elementary school teacher sexually assaulted 3 boys

The incidents were captured on video taken inside an elementary school classroom.

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Person shot by police in St. Paul Monday evening

It happened around 6:10 p.m. on the city's East Side.

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Woman killed in Moorhead identified as suspect's mother

An appeal has been issued to find the suspect's vehicle, which remains missing.


Ticket details released for 5-week run of 'Hamilton' in Minneapolis

The tour of the production has been delayed twice due to the pandemic.


Minnesota Board of Pharmacy files lawsuit against 3 THC edible retailers

The board has received 46 complaints in the past four months regarding the products.

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ATF now investigating fire at Lyndale Avenue apartment building

It was the second fire at a vacant building owned by the same landlord that was being used by squatters in the past few months.


Let the good times roll

Minnesota Roller Derby is back!


Beloved restaurant in southeastern MN to close after 40 years

A final night of celebrations is scheduled for Dec. 17.


MN town shelves ordinance allowing residents to sue abortion providers

Attorney General Keith Ellison advised the town to not go forward with the ordinance.

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Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified

The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.