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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 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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West St Paul, Minnesota - August 2018

Female shot in parking lot of Twin Cities Menards store

The incident happened at the same Menards where a robbery happened in September.

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1 injured, 1 in custody following shooting, police chase in Hopkins

The suspect was arrested following a police pursuit Sunday afternoon.

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins surprises Viking fan van on Minnesota highway

Cousins's new aggressiveness has pulled into the fast lane.

Joel Eriksson Ek

Another Wild rally falls short against Lightning

The Wild scored two goals with the extra attacker but couldn't beat the two-time defending champs.

police tape, crime scene

2 shootings in Brooklyn Park under investigation

Both incidents remain under investigation.

Justin Jefferson

Justin Jefferson erupts to lead Vikings over Packers

Greg Joseph's game-winner helped the Vikings get back to .500.

Duluth fire department, fire engine, fire truck

Officials investigating Duluth apartment fire that displaced 10 people

The fire broke out Friday night on the 600 block of East 4th Street.

Car break-in, smashed window, car theft

Orono police alert residents after series of 'smash and grab' robberies

The thieves are targeting cars and stealing valuables left inside.

Adam Thielen

Vikings vs. Packers: 5 things you can count on

Can the Vikings win a pivotal divisional battle?


Man killed in shooting outside apartment building in St. Paul

Shots fired were reported to police around 11:30 p.m.

Anthony Edwards

Ant sets the tone, Timberwolves dominate Grizzlies

The Wolves have won four of their past six games.