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 5, 2015.

ISIS claims link to shooting at Texas event

The Islamic terrorist group is aligning itself with Sunday's attack on an event in Texas that was mocking the prophet Muhammed. Two assailants shot a security guard before being killed by police.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Secretary of State Kerry visits Somalia

In the unannounced visit, Kerry became the first top U.S. diplomat to ever visit the country, which has been wracked by war for decades.

[Read more from USA Today]

Mike Huckabee announces run for White House

Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, is the third Republican candidate to join the race this week, following Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson who announced on Monday.

[Read more from NPR]

AG Lynch visits Baltimore

Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with community members and law enforcement officials Tuesday in an effort to help ease tensions in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.

[Read more from NBC News]

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