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. 10, 2015.

State of emergency in Ferguson, Mo., after shooting during protests

Gunfire erupted Sunday night as events marking Michael Brown's shooting death were winding down; a man who police say exchanged fire with them ended up in the hospital. Police say the man was not part of the weekend's rallies, which have been peaceful.

[Read more from NPR]

Pollution in Colorado river more extensive than thought

The federal government now says more than three million gallons of polluted water were spilled into the Animas River in Colorado from an abandoned gold mine. The contamination turned the river mustard yellow.

[Read more from CNN]

Google is restructuring under a new company called Alphabet

Google is changing its corporate structure to reflect that it has essentially become a holding company with a disparate collection of businesses that deal in everything from drones to pharmaceuticals to venture capital.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Record number of migrants swarm Greek islands to reach Europe

An exodus of Syrians and Afghans fleeing conflict in their home countries has escalated the Mediterranean migration crisis to record numbers, with the Greek coast guard picking up more than 1,400 refugees from the sea in the past three days.

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

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