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 May 1, 2015.

Six officers charged in Freddie Gray death

Six Baltimore police officers have been charged, including one with murder, in the homicide of Freddie Gray, whose death in custody from a neck injury sparked city-wide riots and nationwide protests.

[Read more from Reuters]

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'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dies at 76

Soul and R&B legend Ben E. King, whose name will forever be synonymous with the 1961 hit "Stand By Me," has died at the age of 76 from natural causes, his publicist has said.

[Read more from Time]

Apple confirms Watch #tattoogate issue

Apple has confirmed that the performance of its heart-rate monitor on the new Watch can be affected if the wearer has a tattoo on their wrist.

[Read more from NBC News]

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