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. 17, 2015.

Bombing of Bangkok shrine kills 19

At least 19 people are dead after an explosion at the Erawan shrine, a popular tourist destination in Thailand. Government officials are describing the apparent bombing as an attempt to damage the country's tourism and economy.

[Read more from the Bangkok Post]

More taxpayers hit by hackers than IRS originally estimated

Internal Revenue Service officials on Monday upped the number of taxpayers they believe were victimized in a large-scale hack earlier this year. The agency reported in May that the information of some 114,000 people had been compromised, but a new figure shows another 114,000 were hit.

[Read more from Reuters]

Army skydiving team on 'safety stand down' after parachutist's death

Following the death of Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood at a Chicago air show this weekend, the Golden Knights will report to their home base in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for counseling and other services. Their touring schedule was suspended in the wake of the accident.

[Read more from Fox News]


Sorority's recruitment video goes viral, gets pulled

After an op-ed made waves by calling their recruitment video "worse for women than Donald Trump," the University of Alabama chapter of Sigma Phi removed it from their YouTube channel. The music video-like presentation shows the sorority sisters in bikinis, eating popsicles and engaging in other playful activities. The university condemned it.

[Read more from USA Today]

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Potts, Gopher defense dominate Buffaloes

Trey Potts ran for three touchdowns in a 30-0 victory in Boulder.

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Suspect dies by suicide after 11 hour standoff in Wisconsin motel

The standoff occurred at a motel in Balsam Lake.

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Four sentenced for home invasion on northern Minnesota reservation

The incident took place in October 2019 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

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4-year-old girl killed by falling branch in Mankato is identified

She is from South Dakota, and was attending the Mahkato Annual Traditional Powwow.

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No. 1 Lakeville South dominates No. 2 Eden Prairie

The Cougars ran away with the Class 6A showdown.

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Boy hospitalized after being rescued from Lake Nokomis has died

He was one of two children pulled from the Minneapolis lake.

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Minneapolis man found dead at bottom of California cliff, half-brother arrested

The homicide happened near a beach park and campground for RVs located at the ocean.

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NWS: Tornadoes confirmed to have struck Apple Valley, Burnsville, Savage

A crazy night of storms may have included even more tornadoes.