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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 14, 2015. 

Cuba to be nixed from U.S. terror list

President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of countries the U.S. considers to be sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced as relations between the countries continue to thaw.

[Read more from NBC News]

Percy Sledge dies at 73

Soul legend Percy Sledge, best known for the hit "When a Man Loves a Woman" died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tuesday after battling cancer. He was 73.

[Read more from CNN]

400 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes

About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, Save the Children has said.

[Read more from BBC News]

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Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

ashley Carlson

Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN

Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.