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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When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

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Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

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Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

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St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

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Minnesota once again had the highest election turnout in the country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a record percentage of voters also sent in absentee ballots.

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Minneapolis man sentenced to 30 years for death in robbery gone wrong

James Moore was sentenced in the death of Malik Smith.

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St. Paul homicide suspect arrested by FBI in Chicago

A 34-year-old Minneapolis man was killed in the Nov. 14 shooting.