Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 4, 2015.
Vermont father and daughter killed in circus tent collapse
The 41-year old man and his 8-year-old daughter were inside the tent at a New Hampshire circus performance when the structure came down during a storm.
[Read more from CBS News]
Newtown, Mass. school shooting lawsuit settled
The families of 16 victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting will receive about $94,000 each to settle two lawsuits against the estate of the shooter's mother, Nancy Lanza.
[Read more from the Hartford Courant]
Russia renews claim for contentious Arctic regions
Russia has renewed its efforts to get the United Nations to recognize 463,000 square miles of the Arctic shelf that it lays claim to. Surrounding countries, including the U.S. and Canada, object.
[Read more from the BBC]
Battle of the sexes, office version: AC is set for men
New research says climate-control systems are designed to account for the amount of body heat given off by the average man — explaining why so many women complain of being too cold at work.
[Read more from USA Today]
Another celebrity breakup - Miss Piggy and Kermit are splitsville
First Ben and Jennifer. Then Blake and Miranda and Gwen and Gavin. Now the biggest breakup of all: Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog are splitting up after nearly 40 years.
[Read more from Newsweek]