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. 16, 2015.

Jewish holy site set ablaze in West Bank

Israeli officials report the structure said to house the Tomb of the Prophet Joseph has sustained serious damage after it was set on fire by Palestinian protesters on Friday. The incident occurred during strife between Israeli and Palestinians in the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority condemned the protesters' actions.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

NBA, 'Kardashians' star Lamar Odom awake, but still critical after coma

Former Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom, who was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel this week, has reportedly had his breathing tube removed and has even said "a few words." He is conscious, but according to ESPN, is "not out of the woods yet."

[Read more from ESPN News]

Prosthetics breakthrough within reach with new 'artificial skin'

In a development that could help revolutionize prosthetic limbs, scientists are reporting the creation of a plastic-based artificial "skin" that would work in a way similar to human flesh. The material, they say, could have the ability to sense pressure and send "signals" to the brain.

[Read more from ABC News]

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Berríos leads Blue Jays in first start against Twins

Berríos got the win on Sunday but could the Twins win the deal down the road?


Crash in southern Minnesota kills motorcyclist

The crash happened Saturday at Highway 42 and County Road 14 in Highland Township.

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Vikings-Cardinals: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings need a win in the desert but will they get one on Sunday?

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How can the Vikings stop Kyler Murray?

The Cardinals quarterback accounted for five touchdowns against the Titans.

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'Landmark' Wisconsin pizza joint to close amid worker shortage

The restaurant has been a local favorite since 1957.

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Potts, Gopher defense dominate Buffaloes

Trey Potts ran for three touchdowns in a 30-0 victory in Boulder.

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Suspect dies by suicide after 11 hour standoff in Wisconsin motel

The standoff occurred at a motel in Balsam Lake.

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Four sentenced for home invasion on northern Minnesota reservation

The incident took place in October 2019 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

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4-year-old girl killed by falling branch in Mankato is identified

She is from South Dakota, and was attending the Mahkato Annual Traditional Powwow.