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. 25, 2015.

Stock market's roller coaster week continues

Following an unprecedented drop of nearly 1,100 points Monday morning and a dramatic up-and-down pattern the rest of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial is seeing even more fluctuations. The market had a healthy boost of more than 400 points on Tuesday, but finished 100 points down, marking six consecutive days of losses.

[Read more from CNN]


ISIS claims credit for destruction of historic site

The Islamic State, better known as ISIS, has used social media to share photos of the destruction of the Baalshamin temple in Palmyra, Syria – a ruin that is nearly 2,000 years old. United Nations officials described the attack as a "new war crime" and a "loss for humanity."

[Read more from Herald Sun]

'Hostage-type' situation at West Virginia school ends peacefully

Shortly after evacuating all the students at Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, West Virginia, police took a suspect in an incident there into custody. No injuries were reported. A press conference was expected Tuesday afternoon.

[Read more from FOX News]

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MN rep calls upholding of TX abortion law 'great news for America'

Rep. Tim Miller also outlined a new abortion-related bill he plans to introduce.

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Eden Prairie man found dead was training for the Chicago Marathon

The 39-year-old leaves behind a wife and two children.

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Reuters report claims MPD has engaged in 'pullback' since George Floyd's murder

The report has put the department in the spotlight once again.

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Mystery surrounds discovery of 4 MN friends found dead in SUV

Here's what is known about the case so far — and what questions remains.

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Mpls. school moves to virtual learning due to homeless encampment on grounds

The Volunteers of America School says some students will work remotely, while others work at alternative sites.

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Severe weather Thursday: Here's what the NWS is saying

If storms can get going during daylight hours, they might be nasty.

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Rep. John Thompson to serve as independent after ousting by House DFL

Thompson has been involved in multiple controversies following a July 4 traffic stop.


Chisholm school sends some grades home due to COVID-19 outbreak

Elementary students at Vaughan-Steffensrud are subject to the outbreak.

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Kirk Cousins needs to let it fly against the Cardinals

An aggressive approach could ensure a win in the desert.

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Shooting Wednesday marks 7th homicide in 7 days in Minneapolis

The latest shooting happened just before noon Wednesday.


Pedestrian, 34, dies after being struck by semi-trailer on Hwy. 12

The State Patrol says the pedestrian was standing in the lane when he was struck by the semi.