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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 April 24, 2015.

Pakistan highlights 'unintended consequences' of drone use

Pakistan re-affirmed its objection to the use of unmanned aircraft in warfare after an American and an Italian held hostage by al Qaeda died following a U.S. drone attack.

[Read more from The Guardian]

Statue of Liberty evacuated after bomb threat

The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island in New York were evacuated after reports of a suspicious package inside a locker, which followed a phoned bomb threat.

[Read more from CNN]

Armenia marks 100 years since Ottoman killings

Several world leaders, including Russia's Vladimir Putin and France's Francois Hollande, are in Armenia to mark 100 years since the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, considered by scholars to be the first genocide of the 20th century.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Dalvin Cook

Report: Dalvin Cook has dislocated shoulder, will undergo MRI

The Vikings running back was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Kirk Cousins

Watch: Kirk Cousins lines up under guard on critical 4th down play

Kirk Cousins went "Full Kirk" at the worst possible time.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook injured, Vikings drop crucial game against 49ers

The Vikings couldn't stop the Niners' rushing attack in a 34-26 loss.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.