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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