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Here's a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 4, 2015.

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Dozens killed in Taiwanese plane crash caught on camera

At least 31 people are dead following the crash of a TransAsia Airways flight over a road in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. The incident can be seen on dash-cam from the scene. Fifteen reportedly survived, while more are still missing.

[Read more from BBC News]

Jordan says retaliation against IS will be 'relentless'

King Abdullah of Jordan said his country's response to the Islamic State's murder of a captured pilot will be a "relentless war" against the militant group. Muadh al-Kasasbeh was reportedly burned alive by his IS captors earlier this week.

[Read more from The Guardian]

Chicago-area cop acquitted in death of WWII vet

A police officer in Park Forest, Illinois who shot a World War II vet with beanbag rounds was acquitted of reckless conduct for the July 2013 incident. The man reportedly refused to put down a filleting knife. He suffered significant internal injuries and died at the hospital.

[Read more from the Chicago Tribune]

Vermont man known for living frugal donates $8M after his death

Ronald Read was a man known for eschewing excess, living so simply that a fellow Vermont resident knit him a hat one winter, thinking he needed one. Read died last June at the age of 92 – and to the surprise of almost everyone who knew him, had a staggering $8 million saved up. He chose to donate the money, with $1.2 million going to the Brooks Memorial Library.

[Read more from the Brattleboro Reporter]

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Driver, 15 years old, hurt when car collides with SUV

The road was wet at the time, the State Patrol said.

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Minnesotans have the Badgers back in the national spotlight

Three of Wisconsin's four leading scorers are from Minnesota.

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Liriano retires: Remembering his meteoric rise as a rookie

There was no one better than Liriano from mid-May to late-July in 2006.

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Watch: Jimmy Kimmel mocks men's sex aid made by MN company

"This is an app I won't be [down]loading," Kimmel said.

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Man hospitalized after snowmobile crash in Stearns County

The crash occurred east of State Highway 238 in Albany Township.


Indicators of COVID in wastewater skyrocketing in Twin Cities

Wastewater detection can serve as a predictor for rising and falling case levels.

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Girl arrested for allegedly shooting her mother in northern MN

The incident occurred in Morcom Township Sunday afternoon.

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Video: Voyageurs camera captures remarkable footage of wildlife trail

There were wolves, moose, bears, lynx, a fisher, marten and other animals.