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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Updates on Minnesotans bidding for spots at the Summer Olympics

St. Paul's Suni Lee could qualify for the U.S. gymnastics team this week.

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Federal charges: Minnesota man stole 63 golf carts in 7 states

Nathan Rodney Nelson has been federally charged with transportation of stolen vehicles across state lines.

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1 dead, 1 wounded in separate St. Cloud shootings

It was one of two shootings that happened overnight in the city.

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Buxton, Kepler lead Twins to weekend sweep over Rangers

Kenta Maeda's solid outing on the mound gave the Twins a 4-2 victory.

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for south Minnesota, tornadoes possible

The watch area is just to the south of the Twin Cities.


10 injured when minivans collide, overturn in west-central Minnesota

The incident occurred at the intersection of County Road 1 and County Road 29 in Kandiyohi County.

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Nearly 80 years later, Minnesotan honored for WWII heroism

He defended a sinking passenger ship from a U-boat.

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Pedestrian fatally struck by driver in Brooklyn Park

The identity of the victim has not been released.

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Some storms could pack a punch Sunday afternoon

Widespread severe weather is not expected, but some storms could get feisty.