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 30, 2015.

Greece seeks 3rd Euro bailout

At the 11th hour, Greece has requested a new €29.1 billion bailout deal from the eurozone, just hours before it was due to repay a €1.6 billion loan to the International Monetary Fund, in a bid to avoid defaulting on its debts.

[Read more from the BBC]

Over 100 feared dead in Indonesia plane crash

More than 100 people are feared dead after a military plane crashed in a residential area of Medan, northern Indonesia. shortly after takeoff. The C-130B Hercules aircraft was said to be carrying 113 people at the time.

[Read more from Reuters]

12 prison workers put on leave after NY escape

Twelve correctional officers and prison executives — including the superintendent — have been placed on leave from the upstate New York prison where two convicted murderers escaped, authorities said Tuesday.

[Read more from NBC News]

E.L. James' online Q&A backfires

E.L. James, author of the wildly successful "50 Shades" series, held an online Q&A session that she may have ended up regretting, with social media responders questioning her on everything from her use of language to the books' more controversial themes.

[Read more from Buzzfeed]

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Minneapolis Public Schools to bring middle, high students back in April

Distance learning will continue be offered to those who want it.

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Timberwolves announce 2nd half schedule

The Timberwolves will play 37 games in 66 days to close out the season.

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National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.

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Best Buy announces bonuses of up to $500 for hourly workers

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.


Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

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MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

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Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

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Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

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3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

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Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition

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After 2 years, sheriff's office seeks new leads in unsolved deadly home invasion

"The sheriff’s office is close to knowing exactly what occurred that night but needs your help," the sheriff's office said.