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Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top headlines

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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for April 17, 2015. 

 (Photo: Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)

(Photo: Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)

Top Iraqi militant believed killed

Iraqi officials believe that government forces have killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former deputy of Saddam Hussein who has been the top fugitive from the ousted regime for over a decade.

[Read more from Yahoo News]

 An anti-death penalty protester in Boston. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

An anti-death penalty protester in Boston. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Boston bombing victim's family urge against death penalty

The parents of the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing are urging prosecutors not to pursue the death penalty for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying it would prolong the anguish of families.

[Read more from NBC News]

ESPN reporter suspended for tow truck tirade

ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended for a week after a video surfaced showing her berating a towing company employee, at one point telling her: "Lose some weight, baby girl."

[Read more from CNN]

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