Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 5, 2015.
U.S. Coast Guard searches for survivors after sinking of cargo ship
After having found only debris after the disappearance of cargo ship El Faro, the U.S. Coast Guard is now focusing its efforts on rescuing any possible survivors. The ship vanished during Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas last Thursday; 28 of the 33 crew members aboard the ship are Americans. Reports say searchers recovered some survival gear with "unidentifiable human remains."
[Read more from CNN]
Obama-supported Trans-Pacific Partnership moves ahead, but U.S. lawmakers skeptical
After years of talks, negotiators have reached an "historic" deal to relax international trade rules among Pacific Rim countries. The economic pact has been touted by the Obama Administration as an opportunity to raise America's business profile in East Asia. However, many U.S. lawmakers – including some within the president's own party – are worried the deal could cost manufacturing jobs, and some have vowed to fight it. It must be approved by individual member countries.
[Read more from Reuters]
Internet reeling from death of young YouTube star
He was known as "Caleb Logan Brataley" to millions of YouTube users, and despite his fame, all we know of his death last week is that "natural causes" are to blame. That's according to a tweet from his mother, narrator of “The Brataleys,” a family-produced Internet reality show that featured Caleb and his two siblings. Police have said, however, that no foul play is suspected.
[Read more from People]