Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top stories

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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 8, 2015.

McCarthy withdrawals throws House Republicans into disarray

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has abruptly pulled out of the race for Speaker of the House on the same day that he was widely expected to be nominated for the position. The move stunned Republican representatives, and it has been hinted he dropped his candidacy because of the same pressure from more conservative politicians that led to Speaker John Boehner's resignation.

[Read more from NBC News]

Toy Story 4 release pushed back, Incredibles 2 a go

Disney-Pixar has announced a slew of release dates for its latest round of eagerly awaited sequels. The bad news for Toy Story fans is that the 4th incarnation has been pushed back a year, and will now be released in 2018, while The Incredibles 2 will be released a year later. Release dates for Marvel superhero films as well, including an Ant Man sequel, were also revealed.

[Read more from Variety]


France train attack soldier stabbed in California

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who was hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman on a French train in August, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar in his hometown early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related fight. The 23-year-old was stabbed repeatedly in the upper body and required surgery. His condition is stable.

[Read more from CBS News]

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