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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Sept. 30, 2015.

No government shutdown, for now at least

The House passed a short-term measure to fund the government Wednesday afternoon, sending the bill to President Obama for a signature and averting the immediate threat of a government shutdown - for now. The measure expires in early December.

[Read more from CBS News]

Pope met secretly with Kim Davis, thanked her for her 'courage'

Davis is a county clerk from Kentucky who has become a flashpoint in the debate over gay marriage by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She said the private meeting occurred during the pope’s historic trip to the United States last week.

[Read more from ABC News]

Russia launches airstrikes in Syria

Russian defense officials say aircraft carried out about 20 missions targeting the Islamic State in Syria, but US officials said so far they did not appear to be targeting IS-held territory.

[Read more from the BBC]

'Terrifying' Yelp for people allows everyone to rate everyone

When the new Peeple app launches in late November, you will be able to assign reviews and one- to five-star ratings to everyone you know: your exes, your co-workers, the old guy who lives next door. And you can’t opt out.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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fire truck

Explosion reported near Hastings; man airlifted to hospital

Authorities say the victim has serious injuries.

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School faces uncertain future after land sold to Catholic nonprofit

The school near Marine on St. Croix sits on land that's just been sold.


Boy suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in car-bike collision in Minneapolis

Police said the driver is cooperating with the investigation.

North Memorial Health Hospital

Man dies from gunshot wounds after Minneapolis shooting

The death marked the 69th homicide of the year in the city.


Gallery: Island cabin is one of northernmost homes for sale in MN

Want to buy one of the northernmost homes on the market in Minnesota?

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Charges: Houston men robbed Edina bank of $110,000

A third suspect has not yet been identified.

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys coming to Minnesota for 2023 tour

The rock band hasn't gone on tour in the United States since 2019.