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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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