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 July 15, 2015.

Obama: Nuclear deal makes 'world safer'

Speaking to reporters for the first time since Iran struck a deal with six world powers to dial back its nuclear program, President Barack Obama said the agreement "makes our country and the world safer and more secure," but admits he expects some challenges from skeptical U.S. lawmakers.

[Read more from NBC News]

Greek PM urges country to accept euro bailout

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging Greek politicians to accept the conditions of an €86 billion bailout deal offered by the eurozone. The beleaguered nation, which is on the brink of exiting the euro, has been offered the bailout on the condition it implements tax raises and increases the retirement age.

[Read more from the BBC]

Son of Aussie music star dies in cliff fall

The teenage son of Australian singer Nick Cave, leader of rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, died after falling from a cliff in England. The singer and his wife Susie described 15-year-old Arthur as "our beautiful, happy loving boy."

[Read more from Fox News]

50 million-year-old animal sperm discovered

The long, fragile remains of sperm cells were found preserved inside a 50-million-year-old fossilized cocoon of an unknown worm species in Antarctica – the oldest animal sperm ever found. Researchers from the Swedish Museum of Natural History happened upon the fossil by accident, and think it could provide a "hidden window to the past."

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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U of M will now require proof that employees have been vaccinated for COVID

Previously, only students were required to be vaccinated.

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Report reveals details about ethics investigation into Rep. Hagedorn

The congressman described the report's findings as "unfounded conclusions."


SkyWest cancels hundreds of flights due to server error

More than 80 have been canceled at MSP Airport.


First elk in more than 100 years spotted in parts of southern WI

The elk population was reintroduced to Wisconsin in recent decades.

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10 beautiful Minnesota cities to visit for outdoor adventures

These places are perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway.

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Woman arrested after shots were fired into hotel room door in Albert Lea

The suspect was caught within minutes of fleeing the scene.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, October 22

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped four days in a row, but capacity remains tight.

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Charges: MN man recorded himself sexually assaulting toddler

The 33-year-old man is facing decades in prison if convicted.

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Minneapolis cop charged in crash that killed innocent man during pursuit

Charges say he was traveling nearly 90 mph when he slammed into an innocent man's vehicle.