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 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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MN homeowner mistakes large tent for dead moose

They spotted two people on a security camera dragging the "moose" across a driveway.

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What happens if Mpls. public safety question passes? City memo provides answers

The memo was sent to the mayor and council members Tuesday morning.


COVID-19 hits Minnesota Wild coaching staff

The Wild will be shorthanded for Tuesday night's game in Vancouver.

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Ant takes alpha role after bad loss: 'We need to lock the f*** in'

The Timberwolves' rising star was not happy after Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

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Lakeville football player diagnosed with cancer week before playoffs

The tenth-grader was diagnosed with a form of cancer most commonly found in people aged 65 and older.

University of Minnesota peeping tom suspect

Someone keeps trying to film showering women at U of M

The university has received three reports in the past two weeks.

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John Fluevog Shoes closes its Uptown Minneapolis store

The brand could return to the Twin Cities one day.

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Sidecar — Town Hall's new cocktail lounge — is officially open in Minneapolis

It's the fifth Town Hall location, but the first to focus on cocktails.

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Here's where DFLers stand on Minneapolis' public safety ballot question

The question would create a Department of Public Safety and remove some requirements.

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Man pleads guilty to brutal murder of 14-year-old girl in Fargo

The 14-year-old girl was the victim of a random attack outside a Fargo strip mall.

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Here's who has endorsed the frontrunners for Minneapolis mayor

Politicians and community groups are voicing their opinions.