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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Sheriff: Woman entangled in farm equipment dragged through field

The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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Alex Colomé wastes Buxton's diving catch, clutch bomb

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

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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.

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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.