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 27, 2015.

Obama praises Ethiopian government after controversial election

President Obama lauded Ethiopia's government as "democratically elected" during an appearance Monday with the country's prime minister, just two months after an election that was described as a "sham" by human rights groups. However, the president added there is "still more work to do" on Ethiopia's developing democracy.

[Read more from the New York Times]

As search for missing teen sailors continues, questions arise

The disappearance of 14-year-old sailors Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen off the Florida coast this past weekend has sparked debate and criticism surrounding the boys' parents and whether they should have been sailing on the Atlantic alone. Their capsized vessel was found on Sunday.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Daughter of singing legend Whitney Houston dies

Bobbi Kristina Brown, who was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in January and spent months on life support, died in an Atlanta hospice care facility on Sunday. The only child of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, she was 22. Fans are flooding social media with memorial tributes.

[Read more from CNN]

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Gophers dominate second half to defeat Loyola-Marymount

Marcus Carr scored 26 to send the Gophers to 2-0.

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Kandiyohi Co. man airlifted after hand caught in corn picker

Corn pickers are a common cause of farm accidents.

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DNR: Passenger shot at deer out of driver's side window

The DNR said 'all sense of safety was disregarded.'

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Mpls council proposal would cut nearly $8M from 2021 police budget

The "Safety for All Budget Plan" was introduced Friday.

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Minneapolis police appeal for help finding missing man

Shayne Munich is described as a vulnerable adult.

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Minnesota nurse's story about her battle with COVID-19 goes viral

A month later, Ashley Walter is on a hard road to recovery.

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Report: Still on COVID-19 list, Thielen not expected to play Sunday

Thielen was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on Monday.

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Mask-wearing, distancing a common sight on MOA's Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers were out and about on Black Friday despite the COVID-19 situation.