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 Aug. 27, 2015.

Documents reveal Virginia gunman had 'friction' with co-workers

Personnel files from WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, show Vester Flanagan – the shooter in the shocking on-air killing of two television journalists – was warned for "threatening behavior" within two months of his hiring at the TV station in 2012. Police were called to escort Flanagan off the job when he was fired the following year.

[Read more from CNN]

Mississippi State University back to normal after 'active gunman' scare

Campus activities are returning to normal following reports of an "active gunman" at Mississippi State University on Thursday, though the suspect was later found to be unarmed. Police say the freshman, who threatened to harm himself and others, is now in custody.

[Read more from Reuters]

Disney gives anxious fans new glimpse of upcoming 'Star Wars'

The internet is abuzz with a newly released clip from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The teaser features five seconds of heretofore unseen footage, which has fans speculating about the role of actor John Boyega – who is shown wielding a lightsaber in a very Jedi-like stance.

[Read more from USA Today]

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