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 22, 2015.

Dashcam footage fuels fire over Texas woman's custody death

Anger at the death of a woman in a police cell in Texas has grown following the release of a video showing the traffic stop that led to her arrest. The video shows Sandra Bland being pulled over for failing to show a turn signal, but then was involved in an argument with a police officer when he told her to put out a cigarette.

[Read more from CNN]

Report: Charleston shooting suspect will face federal hate crime charges

Dylann Roof, the man charged in South Carolina with the murders of nine African-Americans at a historic Charleston church last month, will face federal hate crime charges, according to reports on Wednesday. The federal charges against Roof are expected to be made public later.

[Read more from Reuters]

'World's oldest' Quran found in England

Fragments of what is thought to be the world's oldest copy of the Quran have been found in the library of the University of Birmingham in England. Radiocarbon dating puts the manuscript at around 1,370 years old, around the time of the founding of Islam by the Prophet Muhammad.

[Read more from the BBC]

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Timberwolves smash Rockets in season opener

The Timberwolves showed they have plenty of firepower in a victory over Houston.

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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.