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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for April 29, 2015.

MLB game played in empty stadium

For the first time in Major League Baseball history a game was played to an empty stadium. The Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2 in front of a paying crowd of zero, amid concerns over the ongoing civil unrest in Baltimore.

[Read more from NBC News]

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist won't draw Prophet

The cartoonist for French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, who designed the first front page after gunmen attacked its offices and killed several of its writers, has said he will not draw the Prophet Muhammed anymore as it "no longer interests me."

[Read more from the BBC]

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UK election candidate is interviewed by Russell Brand

In an attempt to woo younger voters, the leader of Britain's Labour Party, Ed Miliband, has appeared on a YouTube video being interviewed by actor, comedian and well-known "non-voter" Russell Brand.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Body found in burned out car near Bird Island identified as local farmer

The deceased is a 59-year-old man from rural Bird Island.

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Minneapolis' Khâluna named in Eater's 2022 'Best New Restaurants'

The restaurant, opened in 2021, is known for its Laotian cuisine.

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3 pedestrians struck by drivers Monday in Minnesota; 2 dead

The victims involved a 39-year-old man and two 74-year-old men.

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Shifting storm tracks: Significant storms Friday, next week?

Sven Sundgaard has the details on an interesting forecast.

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Worker suffers serious injury in rooftop fall in rural Minnesota

The man only fell a few feet, but suffered a serious leg injury.

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Minnesota reports massive projected budget surplus of $17.6 billion

The huge surplus comes as the DFL prepares to assume a trifecta of the Legislature and the Governor's House.


Boil water advisory issued for part of Minneapolis after water main break

The main break caused significant flooding in an area of North Minneapolis Monday evening.


Deals struck between nursing union and hospitals, potentially averting strike

A strike was scheduled to start on Dec. 11 if a deal was not reached.

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