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 Oct. 7, 2015.


Boy recovering after 'internal decapitation'

A toddler in Australia has had his spine reattached to his head after he was "internally decapitated" following a high-speed car accident. 16-month-old Jaxon Taylor is miraculously learning to walk and talk again after a six hour operation grafting his vertebrae together again, after the impact tore them apart from his head, and repairing his spinal cord.

[Read more from NBC News]


Russia launches missile strikes 'on Islamic State'

Russia says it has launched cruise missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea. Moscow has also denied that many of the strikes it has launched this week have been at non-IS targets, namely Syrian rebels opposed to the regime of President Assad.

[Read more from the BBC]

 Clinton comes out in opposition of trade deal

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has come out in opposition of the landmark trade agreement between 12 Pacific nations that is strongly supported by President Obama. The Trans Pacific Partnership would create one of the largest free trade areas in the world, but she says her concerns about currency manipulation and the benefits major companies may get compared to consumers have not been addressed.

[Read more from The Guardian]

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Brewery, taproom moving into former Twin Cities newspaper space

Loons Landing officially signed the lease this week.

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Police: Car with dog inside stolen from outside Twin Cities liquor store

They're asking people to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

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Murder charge filed over inmate's death at Chisago Co. Jail

The man suddenly became unresponsive and died while in a holding cell.

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Minnesota DFL lawmakers form Reproductive Freedom Caucus

The move comes as some Republicans explore proposals to limit abortion access.

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Counties without K-12 mask mandate see sharper rise in child COVID cases

That's according to a new study released Friday by the CDC.

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Bloomington woman dies in crash on southwest Twin Cities highway

The collision happened just south of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival grounds.

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Pfizer booster shots immediately available for select Minnesotans

118 fully vaccinated Minnesotans have died from COVID-19.

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19-year-old charged alongside Anton Lazzaro pleads not guilty

She's accused of helping the GOP operative traffic underage girls.

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Dalvin Cook misses Vikings practice on Friday

Cook suffered an ankle injury during the Cardinals game.

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Gallery: Historic church renovated into home is yours for $248,000

The church-turned-home offers an open floor plan in the heart of Howard Lake.

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MN GOP Rep. spreads voted fraud disinformation, draws rebuke from SoS

The lawmaker cited a video claiming there are more than 1.2 million "missing" votes.