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. 27, 2015.

Nimoy lived long and prospered

Actor Leonard Nimoy, known around the world for his portrayal of Mr. Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 from lung disease.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Eight dead in Missouri shooting spree

Eight people are dead after a shooting spree in rural Missouri. The gunman, who is among the dead, went from house to house shooting residents.

[Read more from CNN]

'Most wanted' drug lord captured

The most wanted drug lord in Mexico, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, has been captured, police have announced. Gomez was the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel.

[Read more from the BBC]

Prominent U.S. blogger killed in Bangladesh

The murder in Bangladesh of an American blogger of Bangladeshi origin has sparked protests on the streets of Dhaka. Secular writer Avijit Roy was hacked to death with machetes after allegedly receiving threats from Islamists.

[Read more from the Guardian

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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.


Belle Plaine man dies after duck boat capsizes on lake

One man was found sitting on the overturned boat while another man was in the water.

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Watch: Adam Thielen watches end of Vikings/Panthers just like all of us

The Vikings receiver looked like a true fan on Sunday afternoon.

Chad Beebe

Chad Beebe's roller-coaster fourth-quarter keeps Vikings playoff hopes alive

A muffed punt and a game-winning touchdown helped defeat the Panthers on Sunday afternoon.


West-central MN cops warn kids to stay off ice, or 'Santa won't come'

This comes amid repeated ice warnings across the state.

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Nov. 29 COVID-19 update: 57 deaths, nearly 9,000 more cases

Nearly 100,000 tests were included in Sunday's report.

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Watch former Rep. Jim Ramstad's memorial service online

The ceremony will be live-streamed for the public on Sunday.


How high can Rashod Bateman go in the 2021 NFL Draft?

The Gophers star receiver has plenty of praise heading into next April.

TCF Bank Stadium

15 more from Gopher football team test positive for COVID-19

That brings the total number of cases from this outbreak to 40.

Teddy Bridgewater

5 questions for Vikings-Panthers Week 12 NFC battle

The Vikings welcome Teddy Bridgewater back to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

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Man, 21, in custody after Albert Lea police officer shot in the chest

The officer was able to drive to an emergency room.