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. 31, 2015.

Details on killing of Texas deputy emerge in court

New details about the killing of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth came to light Monday during Shannon J. Miles's court appearance. Prosecutors said Miles snuck up behind the deputy at a gas station and "unloaded" his pistol into the victim. Miles looked "disoriented" during court proceedings and did not enter a plea.

[Read more from ABC News]

Mom charged with murdering twins wanted them to 'be at peace'

Court documents say Mireya Alejandra Lopez, the 22-year-old Phoenix, Arizona, mom who admitted to drowning her 2-year-old twin sons, told police she killed the boys "because nobody loved them and nobody loved her." Lopez has apparently been known to suffer from a number of mental health issues.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Scientists have melty ice cream licked

If there's any drawback to ice cream, it's that you sometimes have to lick faster than your frozen treat melts – especially on a summer day. But researchers at two Scottish universities have announced a new recipe that could make drippy ice cream a thing of the past, which includes a "naturally occurring protein" that allows it to hold up longer in warmer temperatures.

[Read more from Discovery]

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