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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 7, 2015.


Boy recovering after 'internal decapitation'

A toddler in Australia has had his spine reattached to his head after he was "internally decapitated" following a high-speed car accident. 16-month-old Jaxon Taylor is miraculously learning to walk and talk again after a six hour operation grafting his vertebrae together again, after the impact tore them apart from his head, and repairing his spinal cord.

[Read more from NBC News]


Russia launches missile strikes 'on Islamic State'

Russia says it has launched cruise missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea. Moscow has also denied that many of the strikes it has launched this week have been at non-IS targets, namely Syrian rebels opposed to the regime of President Assad.

[Read more from the BBC]

 Clinton comes out in opposition of trade deal

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has come out in opposition of the landmark trade agreement between 12 Pacific nations that is strongly supported by President Obama. The Trans Pacific Partnership would create one of the largest free trade areas in the world, but she says her concerns about currency manipulation and the benefits major companies may get compared to consumers have not been addressed.

[Read more from The Guardian]

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Isolated severe weather in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday

Definitely not a slam dunk either day, but the chance is there.


Driver ejected in fatal crash on Shepard Road in St. Paul

The driver of a Dodge Ram was ejected and died at the scene.

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North Dakota's only abortion clinic relocating to Minnesota

A GoFundMe set up to help the clinic make the move to Minnesota has surpassed its $500,000 goal.

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Deadly vehicle fire on Interstate 94 west of Fargo

The victim's age and name have not been released.

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Overturning Roe v. Wade won't do a 'damn thing' to prevent abortions, Walz says

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Saturday meant to protect abortion access in the state and people who come from out of state seeking one.


Man crossing Highway 13 in Burnsville fatally struck by driver

The victim is a 31-year-old man from Prior Lake.

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4 shot near Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis

The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Saturday.

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Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect

Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

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Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville

Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.

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Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.