Around the world in 60 seconds: Today's top headlines


Here's a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Jan. 23, 2015.

 After Saudi king's death, successor swiftly takes over

The King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, died Thursday, at the age of about 90 years old. His half-brother, 79-year-old Salman Bin Abdulaziz, was named successor shortly after Abdullah's death.

[Read more from BBC News]

Drug tests for welfare recipients moving ahead in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is continuing to push forward a plan that would require able-bodied adults to be drug tested if they receive food stamps, public health care, or unemployment benefits.

[Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Ebola vaccines being tested again in Africa

An experimental Ebola vaccine was slated to arrive in West Africa Friday, as trials of the drug continue. There are a handful of other vaccines also scheduled to be tested.

[Read more from CNN]

 Death of Argentinian investigator probed

A prosecutor who worked for Argentina's government was found dead Sunday – and country officials now say they believe he was killed by rogue members of the official intelligence service. The victim was investigating a 1994 bombing, and was supposed to appear before Congress Monday.

[Read more from Reuters]

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fake airpods

Border officials seize hundreds of fake AirPods at International Falls

The AirPods were in a rail container headed for Ranier.

Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen

With Patrick Peterson injured, Vikings need to unleash the offense

Peterson's absence could have a bigger effect on the opposite side of the ball.

Cam Wiley

Gophers running back Cam Wiley announces plan to transfer

Wiley found himself buried on the depth chart.

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Sun Country adds 7 new routes from MSP Airport this spring

It's also resuming four routes from the Twin Cities.

Walz, Flanagan

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz launches re-election campaign

Their campaign slogan: "One Minnesota. Moving Forward."


Driver dies in single-vehicle crash in Ham Lake

The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

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Union Hmong Kitchen will move into Mpls. food hall

Chef Yia Vang said they're "so excited to settle in and have a home."

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Watch: Mille Lacs, Duluth captured in stunning video from ISS

The space station provides a vantage point 260 miles above the Earth's surface.


Ladies and gentlemen, The Weeknd has canceled his St. Paul show

He's made changes to his 2022 tour that involves scrapping his Xcel Energy Center gig.

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Man released from custody after admitting to fatal shooting in ND

Authorities said there is no threat to the public.