Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 6, 2015.
Malaysia's claims about supposed MH370 wreckage questioned
Some are distancing themselves from the Malaysian Prime Minister's claims that a piece of recently found airplane debris is indeed from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Investigators from other countries have not yet confirmed the wreckage definitely belongs to the jetliner.
[Read more from the New York Times]
Round One: Republicans meet for first debate
Starting at 5 p.m., the first of two Republican showdowns Thursday night will kick off the debates in the 2016 White House contest. Because the GOP field of candidates is so wide the "lower-polling" ones will face off in the first round, while the rest – including Donald Trump – meet at 9 p.m.
[Read more from the Washington Post]
70 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima
Japan is marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima in the closing days of World War II. During the commemorations, the city's mayor urged the global community to do away with nuclear weapons.
[Read more from USA Today]