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 Feb. 3, 2015.

Jordanian pilot 'burned alive' by IS militants

A video released by the Islamic State Tuesday appears to show a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive. It comes days after militants beheaded a Japanese journalist.

[Read more from USA Today]

UK votes in favor of three-person babies

The United Kingdom will become the first country to introduce laws allowing the creation of babies using the DNA from two women and one man, after lawmakers voted in favor of the proposal.

[Read more from the BBC]

Harper Lee to release 'Mockingbird' sequel

More than 50 years after her seminal and only published work, "To Kill a Mockingbird," was released, Harper Lee is publishing a sequel. The 88-year-old revealed "Go Set A Watchman" will go on sale July 14.

[Read more from ABC News]

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MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.

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Another Minnesota prison inmate dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.

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11,760 acres of land wrongly taken from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be returned

The Senate and now the House have passed a bill that effectively returns the land. It's now headed for the president's signature.

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Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

The second half of the schedule will be announced at a later date.

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Watch live: Como Zoo's live reindeer cam is back for December

The live feed will run 24/7 allowing you to keep an eye on Santa's antlered helpers.


Three simple ways to boost your immune health heading into winter

Eating right is one thing, but there are other ways to stay healthy as the days shorten.

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Why Twins fans shouldn't give up on Taylor Rogers

The Twins closer struggled in 2020 but could rebound next season.

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Teen driver leaves road, crashes into three trees

Fortunately, the 16-year-old was not injured.

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Minnesota is getting its first highway crossing for animals

This will provide a safe way for animals to cross the street, and hopefully limit deer-vehicle collisions.