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 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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