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 April 3, 2015.

 In Iran, citizens celebrate nuclear agreement

The nuclear agreement between Iran and a group of world leaders was greeted mainly with optimism in the Middle Eastern country, with some celebrating the announcement in the streets. The deal could be the first major step to repairing U.S.-Iranian relations in decades.

[Read more from Reuters]

After nearly 30 years, man wrongly sent to death row is released

A man who spent nearly three decades on death row in Alabama was released Friday morning, and, while thankful for his release, said everyone who played a part in unjustly sentencing him "will answer to God." New technology related to firearms evidence led to a re-trial, and his release.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

The byproduct of technology: A giant, black lake of sludge

A reporter took a trip to Baotou, the largest industrial city in inner Mongolia, to see what the waste that comes from mining materials for smartphones and other modern gadgets looks like. The result: " ... an artificial lake filled with a black, barely-liquid, toxic sludge."

[Read more from the BBC]

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Minneapolis Public Schools to bring middle, high students back in April

Distance learning will continue be offered to those who want it.

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Timberwolves announce 2nd half schedule

The Timberwolves will play 37 games in 66 days to close out the season.

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National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.

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Best Buy announces bonuses of up to $500 for hourly workers

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.


Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

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MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

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Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

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Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

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3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

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Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition