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 June 5, 2015.

Saddam's former foreign minister dies in prison

Tariq Aziz, the former foreign minister of Iraq during the reign of Saddam Hussein, has died in prison at the age of 79, Iraqi officials have confirmed. Aziz surrendered in April 2003 when a U.S. invasion force toppled the dictator's regime, and was sentenced to death in 2010.

[Read more from CNN]

American Pharoah goes for Triple Crown

After winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, American Pharoah will aim to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years at the Belmont Stakes. The horse is undefeated this year.

[Read more from CBS News]

Blockade contributing to 'humanitarian crisis' in Yemen

Around 20 million people in Yemen, around 80 percent of the population, are in urgent need of food, water and medical aid in what is being called a humanitarian disaster made worse by a naval blockade. The blockade is being imposed by the Arab coalition and backed by the US and the UK in response to the country's civil war.

[Read more from The Guardian]

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MN brewpub to make 2nd appearance on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

In other words, Guy Fieri is returning to the Twin Cities.

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St. Cloud teen charged with raping girl in high school bathroom

Police say it happened during a late 2019 basketball game.


Reports: 'Miracle on Ice' star Mark Pavelich found dead at treatment facility

The 63-year-old had been ordered to undergo psychiatric care.

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Minneapolis, Hennepin County spending $1M on barricades, fencing for Chauvin trial

Minneapolis hopes to be reimbursed for fortification costs by the state if it passes the proposed SAFE Account.

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Police: 3 Minnesotans made fake report to divert SD police away drug investigation

Three people from Detroit Lakes are facing charges, with two of the men involved accused of making a false report of gunmen entering a local business.

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HealthPartners opens drive-up COVID vaccine site

The healthcare provider says it's the first drive-up vaccination site in the state.

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Appeals court: Judge must reconsider third-degree murder charge against Chauvin

The appeals court's recent decision on a different officer-involved shooting case is precedent, it said.

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New data reveals Minnesotans getting COVID vaccines are disproportionately white

The Minnesota Department of Health revealed race and ethnicity vaccine data on Friday.

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Charges: Trail of Terror supervisor sexually assaulted 3 teenage employees

Bryan Ellinger was arrested in January accused of raping a 15-year-old employee. Two more women have come forward accusing him of sexually assaulted them as teens.