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 7, 2015.

Millions take to polls for UK election

Millions of people across the United Kingdom have cast their vote in what is predicted to be an extremely close General Election that could well end David Cameron's tenure as Prime Minister.

[Read more from the New Yorker]

NSA phone data program ruled illegal

A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the telephone metadata collection program, under which the NSA gathers up millions of phone records daily, is illegal under the Patriot Act.

[Read more from CNN]

U.S. to start training Syrian rebels for ISIS fight

U.S. troops have started the training of Syrian rebels in Jordan as part of an effort to build a force capable of fighting the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group.

[Read more from CBS News]

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