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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. 7, 2015.

White House criticizes Democratic senator for lack of support on Iran deal

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said he would vote no on the negotiated Iran nuclear deal. That, apparently, has the White House unhappy, with Press Secretary Josh Earnest saying Friday he "wouldn't be surprised" if it means other Democratic senators pass over Schumer for a leadership position.

[Read more from Politico]

Atheist Bangladesh blogger killed by machete-wielding gang

A Bangladesh blogger named Niloy Neel, known for his atheist stances, was hacked to death by a machete-wielding gang. The Hindu man is the fourth secular blogger killed this year in Bangladesh by suspected Islamic extremists.

[Read more from the BBC]

African migrant walks through Eurochannel Tunnel from France to England

An African migrant, attempting to get to London, reportedly walked 30 miles in the dark of the Channel Tunnel from France to England, dodging trains going 100 mph. He had to climb four fences while dodging search teams and hundreds of security cameras to get there. He was arrested however near Folkestone, England.

[Read more from the New York Times]

'Fantastic Four' movie gets criticized by its own director

The new reboot of the "Fantastic Four" is getting panned by critics, with a measly 10 percent positive on Rotten Tomatoes. And in a now-deleted tweet its director, Josh Trank, said he "had a fantastic version" of the film last year – but viewers would likely never see it, hinting changes were made he's not too happy with.

[Read more from the Daily Beast]

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Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

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Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

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MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.


3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

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Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

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MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

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Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

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Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot

The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.