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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 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]

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Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov gets into the holiday spirit to rout Jets

Kirill Kaprizov's four points led the Wild to a 7-1 victory.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Cure to Vikings' disrupted season lies in an explosive passing game

The Vikings go to San Francisco knowing that a win would be a huge boost to their playoff hopes.

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Judge upholds star QBs suspension for state championship game

Sam Backer, of Chatfield Senior High, won't be allowed to play in Friday's title game.

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Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes

It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.

Rosaleia Shelton

Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington

The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.

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Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide

The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 5-0 with win over Jacksonville

The Gophers are establishing momentum early in the season.