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 July 17, 2015.

Officials identify four Marines killed in Chattanooga shooting

The names of the four U.S. Marines fatally shot in the Thursday attack on a naval reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee have been released. They are Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, of Springfield, Massachusetts; Lance Corporal Squire "Skip" Wells, of Marietta, Georgia; Sgt. Carson Holmquist, of Grantsburg, Wisconsin; and Staff Sgt. David Wyatt. Meanwhile, gunman Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez's motive remains unclear.

[Read more from CNN]

New Pluto Flyover photos show dwarf planet's frozen plains

Photos from NASA's New Horizons space probe released on Friday reveal newly-discovered icy terrain on Pluto, which has been dubbed “Sputnik Planum” – or Sputnik plain. The discovery "exceeds all pre-flyby expectations," officials say.

[Read more from NASA]

Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan

Friday brings the Islamic ç holiday, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims are celebrating around the globe as parents buy gifts for children, and the faithful converge on public spaces across the Islamic world.

[Read more from the New York Times]

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