Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today's top stories


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Nov. 18, 2015.

French police fired thousands of bullets in Paris anti-terror operation

French authorities report that officers fired nearly 5,000 bullets in a raid that quashed a terrorist operation in the Saint-Denis suburb just days after the attacks that struck Paris. Officers ultimately arrested eight people, while two others – including a suicide bomber – were killed.

[Read more from ABC News]

Syrians caught trying to sneak into U.S. with stolen passports

Amid fears of terrorist agents using fake passports to gain entry into western countries, police officials in Honduras are reporting that they've detained five Syrian nationals using stolen Greek passports to travel to the United States. However, the suspects do not appear to have any connection to the terror attacks in Paris.

[Read more from CBS News]

Ex-football star's parents die within one hour of each other

Doug Flutie, a former NFL and Canadian Football League player, says his parents, Dick and Joan Flutie, both died of heart attacks within an hour of one another. He said his father had been ill and in the hospital when he died, and that his mother's heart attack occurred suddenly an hour later. "They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it," he wrote on Facebook.

[Read more from ESPN]

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Frey challengers Knuth, Nezhad agree to rank each other 2nd

They're urging supporters to do the same on Nov. 2.

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Charges: Man lied to buy gun later used by St. Paul mass shooting suspect

He's accused of making false statements during the purchase of a firearm.

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BCA releases investigative file in Winston Smith's shooting death

The file contains 1,000 pages of documents, hundreds of photos and dozens of audio files.


Fire at Mpls. pizza joint weeks after opening, owners suspect arson

The owners arrived at work Tuesday to find the building on fire.

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New COVID charts show hospitalization, death rates based on vaccine status

The unvaccinated are far more likely than the fully vaccinated to become hospitalized or die.

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White House begins process to ban new mining near BWCAW

The stated goal is to protect the "unique natural wonder" of the BWCAW.

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Man charged in shootout, crash that killed 18-year-old on scooter

Autumn Rose Merrick was with a friend near the Holiday gas station.

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DOC searching for convicted sex offender who has gone on the run

The recently released man removed his GPS monitoring device.