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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