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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 31, 2015.

Ebola vaccine called 'remarkable,' a 'game-changer'

The World Health Organization says a new Ebola vaccine has shown to be 100 percent successful in preliminary tests. While the results were described as "remarkable" and a possible "game-changer," officials are warning caution – the tests are still early, and they expect a final effectiveness rate from 75-100 percent.

[Read more from BBC]

Robberies, burglaries up as Greece deals with debt crisis

Burglaries and robberies in Greece are up through the first six months of the year – a possible side effect of the serious financial and banking issues facing the country. Many locals took cash out of banks, and are storing it (along with other valuables) in their house, making a potentially easy target for thieves.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Toddler killed, family injured in West Bank attack on Palestinian home

An 18-month old Palestinian was killed and three of his family members seriously injured after the family's home on the West Bank was torched. It's being described as a "price tag" attack, believed to be perpetrated by Jewish extremists as retaliation for restrictions on settlements.

[Read more from CNN]

Jon Stewart's final 'Daily Show' guests are ...

Jon Stewart will have three actor/comedians on during his final run on "The Daily Show" next week: Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Louis C.K. The contents of his final show, slated for Thursday, are still unannounced.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Reinbold guilty of murdering wife with 'particular cruelty'

Eric Reinbold, 46, was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree in Pennington County Friday.

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Armed assault suspect arrested after standoff in Waite Park

The standoff ended early Saturday when officer obtained a warrant for the home.

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3 dead after plane crashes into house in Hermantown

Two people in the house were uninjured.


Destructive fire at Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery

The fire burned early Sunday morning at a longtime Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery.

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SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher

Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.

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Amber Alert in Wisconsin: Search for missing 15-year-old girl

Police believe 15-year-old Kryssy King may be with a 22-year-old man.

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3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour

The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas

The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.

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Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park

Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.


State to help 44 Minnesota gas stations add E15 pumps

The yellow 88 button is coming to more gas stations in Minnesota.