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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