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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Byron Buxton

Alex Colomé wastes Buxton's diving catch, clutch bomb

The Twins' bullpen woes continued in a loss to the A's.

Northern Metals

Firefighters battling large blaze at Northern Metal site in Minneapolis

The fire sent a plume of thick smoke into the skyline.

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Charges: St. Cloud woman maced, fatally stabbed man in alley

A 36-year-old man was pronounced dead at St. Cloud Hospital 32 minutes after the 911 call was made.


Gasthof's building in Northeast Minneapolis is for sale

The restaurant opened in 1992 and has been closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


1 dead in single-vehicle crash in Kandiyohi County

Deaths on Minnesota roads are up approximately 20% from the same point last year.

Irwin Jacobs home

Neighbor sues to block estate from dividing billionaire's Lake Minnetonka property

The estate of Irwin Jacobs wants to build six new homes on the late businessman's property.


In the better burger battle, does Culver's trump In-N-Out?

A website says Culver's is far superior to In-N-Out.

George Floyd mural

Darnella Frazier, who filmed the video of Floyd's arrest, reacts to guilty verdict

Frazier's video challenged the initial narrative of Floyd's arrest presented by the Minneapolis Police Department.

Burnsville police shooting

Man fatally shot by police near I-35W in Burnsville is identified

The suspect killed in the incident is from western Wisconsin.