Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top stories - Bring Me The News

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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