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. 12, 2015.

President Jimmy Carter reveals cancer diagnosis

Though he received a good prognosis after having had a small mass removed from his liver recently, former President Jimmy Carter has been diagnosed with cancer. The 90-year-old revealed Wednesday that it has spread from his liver to other parts of his body.

[Read more from CNN]

Blast injures hundreds, kills at least 7 in Chinese port city

Reports from China say that some 300 people – including emergency responders – have been injured and at least seven killed in a large explosion in Tianjin. The cause of the blast is not yet known.

[Read more from NBC News]

Beauty queen lied about cancer to raise money, charges say

Former Pennsylvania beauty queen Brandi Weaver-Gates has been stripped of her title amid criminal charges relating to a money-making scheme that prosecutors say involved faking chronic lymphocytic leukemia. She reportedly duped charitable organizations into giving her donations.

[Read more from Reuters]

World population on course to top 11 billion

A new study by the United Nations projects there could be 11.2 billion people living on Earth by the year 2100. The current population numbers more than seven billion. Experts worry the population boom will make poverty, inequality and other problems much harder to deal with.

[Read more from Market Business]

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Man and woman, aged 55 and 62, found dead in their home

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Gov. Tim Walz

Walz: COVID-19 guidance for Christmas likely to be similar to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving featured a ban on social gatherings with non-household members.


Mall of America is offering a virtual Santa experience this year

People can virtually tour Santa's Candy Cane Institute.

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Annual guide to finding holiday lights displays in MN is released

More than 80 holiday displays are on this year's list.

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Duluth police officer charged in September shooting

The officer, who is a five-year veteran, is charged with two felonies.

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Enbridge gets final approval to start construction on Line 3 replacement

The project has attracted criticism from environmental and tribal groups.

Kirk Cousins

Is it a 4-team race for the final NFC playoff spot?

The key for Minnesota likely requires winning on the road against two top NFC teams.


Nov. 30 COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations reach new high mark

There are fewer than 100 staffed ICU beds available in Minnesota.