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 23, 2015.

U.S. to ramp up air attacks against ISIS after deal with Turkey

In what is described as a "game changer" in the fight against the Islamic State terror organization, a deal between Turkey and the U.S. will allow American warplanes – manned and unmanned – to launch strikes from an air base in southern Turkey.

[Read more from New York Times]

Autopsy: Sandra Bland's death consistent with suicide

Amid lingering concerns that Sandra Bland – a Texas woman who died in a jail cell after her arrest during a traffic stop – died at the hands of police, a medical examiner says her body had no wounds consistent with homicide. Her body was found hanging on July 13.

[Read more from FOX News]

New planet home away from home?

A new Earth-like planet detected by NASA's Kepler telescope appears to have at least a few of the characteristics necessary to sustaining life. Scientists believe Kepler-452b's distance from its sun could mean it has all-important surface water – there's just one snag. It's 1,400 light years away.

[Read more from the Reuters]

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