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 21, 2015.

Pentagon: al-Qaeda leader killed in military strike

A U.S. official has confirmed Muhsin al-Fadhli, described as a "longtime al-Qaeda operative" and leader of the jihadist Khorasan Group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria on July 8. A Pentagon spokesman said he was among the al-Qaeda leaders who had advanced knowledge of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

[Read more from CNN]

Iran needs at least 60 days to review nukes deal

Iranian legislators reportedly say they will need "at least" 60 days to review the nuclear deal they and a number of international negotiators just secured in Vienna. The agreement seeks to lift sanctions on the country in exchange for a scaled-down nuclear program.

[Read more from the New York Times]

U.S. flags to fly at half-staff through Saturday

In honor of the five servicemen killed in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, shooting last week, President Obama has ordered American flags at the White House and all federal grounds lowered to half-staff through sunset on Saturday.

[Read more from NBC News]

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Bob Kroll

What Minneapolis Police Lt. Bob Kroll said in Sunday radio interview

Kroll said that once he's retired he'll go "radio silent."

coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID update for Sunday, January 17

The health department provides updates daily at 11 a.m.

Sen. Julia Coleman

'No one's business': State senator calls out attack on her pregnancy

Sen. Julia Coleman represents Minnesota's District 47.

Willmar Police Department

'Errant bullet' goes through garage wall, kills Willmar man

The man was working in his garage when he was shot, witnesses said.

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Wild tie Kings with 2 seconds left, win in overtime

Another incredible finish for the Wild.

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Mike Lindell's MyPillow offering discounts using the code 'Qanon'

The Shakopee-based company is under the microscope because of the recent actions of its owner.

Surly Brewing

Facing aluminum can shortage, Surly unveils solution: 'Cantyhose'

The brewery came up with a creative way to repurpose unused cans.

Liam Robbins

Gophers stay perfect at home by crushing 7th-ranked Michigan

Liam Robbins and Marcus Carr were too much for the previously undefeated Wolverines.

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Four teens arrested over robberies in Minneapolis

They teens were found in a vehicle that was taken during an earlier carjacking.

Boundary Waters/BWCA

All BWCA visitors will now have to watch three 'Leave No Trace' videos

Visitors left an "unacceptably high amount" of damage last year.