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 28, 2015.

Remains of early U.S. colonists found

Scientists say they have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement, the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America.

[Read more from the BBC]

Prison worker guilty of helping murderers escape

Prison worker Joyce Mitchell has pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor charge for helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York last month. The 51-year-old faces seven years in prison.

[Read more from Reuters]

World's oldest giant panda turns 37

The panda recognized as the world's oldest ever and oldest living giant panda has celebrated her 37th birthday. Jia Jia marked her birthday with a vegetable ice cake and bamboo at her home in Hong Kong Ocean Park.

[Read more from NBC News]

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