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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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.