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 March 6, 2015.

IS militants demolish historic site, prompting outcry

The Islamic State is bulldozing the ancient city of Nimrud, an Assyrian site located in Iraq and founded in the 13th century BC. Archaeologists are outraged at its destruction, and one UN official called it a war crime.

[Read more from the BBC]

US economy adds 295K jobs in February

New jobs numbers show the United States added 295,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent. But experts say the number of people actually looking for work is still too low, which is troubling.

[Read more from the Christian Science Monitor]

Mob breaks into prison, kills rape suspect in India

A rape suspect in India was killed after a mob of more than a thousand broke into the high-security prison where he was being held and dragged him out. The Indian government recently banned a documentary highlighting the country's issues with sexual violence.

[Read more from NBC News]

Last classical sheet music shop in NYC closing

“There were days I would come in, unlock the door at 7[am] and wait. I’d wait for the phone to ring or for a customer to come in. And no one would come, all day. On those days I’d just go home and cry.”

[Read more from the Guardian]

Harrison Ford will be fine after plane crash

One day after his single-engine plane crashed on a California golf course, Harrison Ford is in the hospital recovering from injuries, "but OK."

[Read more from CNN]

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New tool helps Minneapolis homeowners disavow racial covenants in deeds

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Wild scratch Zach Parise for Wednesday's game vs. Vegas

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Charges: Windom hospital patient threatened to kill staff, spit on them

Shawn Myers is charged with felony terroristic threats.

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Minnesota grandparents go viral for 'distancing duo' songs on TikTok

Their most recent duet about getting their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has gotten more than 67,000 likes.

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Start of St. Paul Saints season delayed to May

Major League Baseball says it's being 'prudent' in delaying the minor league season.