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 16, 2015. 

12 migrants thrown overboard in religious row

Italian authorities have arrested 15 Muslim migrants who are accused of throwing 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy, while 41 migrants drowned when another boat bound for Italy sank.

[Read more from the BBC]

White rhino under armed guard

The last remaining white rhinoceros in the world is under 24-hour armed guard in Kenya to protect it from poachers.

[Read more from CNN]

E-cigarette use triples among U.S. high schoolers

Electronic cigarette use among U.S. middle and high school students tripled in 2014, a statistic expected to intensify debate over the products' impact on public health.

[Read more from Reuters]

New 'Star Wars' trailer revealed

At an event called the Star Wars Celebration, director J.J. Abrams revealed a new trailer for the much-anticipated new film "Star Wars" The Force Awakens." Watch it above.

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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