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. 21, 2015.

U.S. Marines foil gunman on Amsterdam-Paris train

French media is reporting that two Americans, believed to be U.S. Marines, subdued a heavily-armed gunman who opened fire on passengers on a train between Paris and Amsterdam, injuring three people.

[Read more from the BBC]

Stock markets plunge on fears over Chinese economy

It was a brutal end to the week on Wall Street as the Dow Jones closed down 530 points, the ninth-biggest point decline in its history, amid investors' concerns about the impact of the ongoing slowdown in the Chinese economy.

[Read more from NBC News]


Rome outraged by mafia don's lavish funeral

Romans have been left "aghast" at the "Hollywood-style" funeral for mafia don Vittorio Casamonica, whose clan has been accused of racketeering, extortion and usury. His coffin was pulled by six black horses in a black-and-gold carriage as music from The Godfather played outside the church in Rome, and at one point a low flying helicopters dropped rose petals on the crowd below.

[Read more from The Guardian]

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Vikings: Dalvin Cook is OUT of Seahawks game

The star running back hasn't recovered from an ankle injury.


Boy arrested after making threats towards school in Anoka

An image shared on Snapchat warned of the "best school shooting yet."

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Four killed in crashes after deadly start to weekend on MN roads

The latest figures show there have been 349 road deaths in Minnesota this year.


In crackdown on unruly passengers, Delta urges other airlines to share no-fly lists

The airline says it's a bid to "further protect airline employees across the industry."

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St. Cloud State student-athlete suspended from team following alleged assault

The incident reportedly took place off campus on Sep. 18.

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U of M-barrassed: Gophers shocked by Bowling Green

The Falcons snapped a 21-game non-conference winning streak in front of a homecoming crowd.

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Andrew Wiggins applies for exemption to COVID vaccine, is rejected

Wiggins could miss a large chunk of the season without the vaccine.

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Vikings-Seahawks: 5 things you can count on happening

Can the Vikings finally beat Russell Wilson?

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Residents asked to be on the lookout for at-large suspect in Sauk Rapids

The suspect was last seen near the intersection of Garden Brook Drive Northeast and Strawberry Court Northeast.