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 Feb. 6, 2015.

IS claims American hostage was killed in airstrike

The Islamic State says American Kayla Mueller, held hostage by the militant group, was killed when a Jordanian airstrike destroyed the building she was being held in. But at this point, IS has not offered proof the American aid worker has died.

[Read more from CNN]

US jobs report one of the best in years

Employment figures released by the United States Friday show some of the strongest gains in years. That includes a 0.5 percent increase in average hourly earnings (the most since late 2008) and an increase of 257,000 jobs. One economist called the numbers "amazing."

[Read more from Reuters]

61 bodies discovered in Mexico; likely not linked to drug violence

Authorities found 61 bodies in an abandoned crematorium in Acapulco, Mexico – but an official says it appears to be a violation of "sanitation laws," not an incident linked to the drug violence that has plagued the country.

[Read more from the NBC News]

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Nov. 30 COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations reach new high mark

There are fewer than 100 staffed ICU beds available in Minnesota.

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Saturday's Gophers-Northwestern game canceled

Minnesota is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in its football program.

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Minneapolis woman's home vandalized for a 7th time since March

The most recent incident happened on Thanksgiving.

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Jamie Malone's Grand Cafe is closing, building owners say

Head chef Jamie Malone will continue operations at Eastside.


High school softball coach accused of stealing booster funds

The 65-year-old is a coach at Lakeville South High School.

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Suspect leads police on 26-mile pursuit in Meeker County

When the suspect stopped, he tried to get out of his car with a shotgun in hand.

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Human remains found at Albert Lea building where 3 people where shot

Authorities say the human remains are not related to the shooting.


DirecTV subscribers could lose KARE 11 on Tuesday

A new contract needs to be agreed upon by 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Inmate from Rush City prison dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The man is the fifth incarcerated person in Minnesota to die from COVID-19.