Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 19, 2015.

NATO members follow U.S. lead, will stay in Afghanistan

With concerns about Afghanistan's readiness to face Taliban forces following the fall (and subsequent recapture) of a key city last month, NATO says Germany, Italy and Turkey will maintain their forces at current levels in the country. This comes after President Barack Obama's recent decision to keep troops in Afghanistan despite a planned withdrawal.

[Read more from Reuters]

Feds crack down on drones in sweeping move

If you enjoy flying a drone around, your hobby may cost you some time filling out forms. Federal aviation officials announced Monday that recreational drone owners will be required to register the machines with the government. The announcement comes amid increasing safety concerns regarding drones in public airspace. Officials have yet to decide on how the registration system will work, but they are aiming to have it operational before the end of the year.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Internet to break during Monday Night Football

Brace yourselves: the third full-length trailer for the long-awaited "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which reunites much of the original cast, will premier tonight during halftime on Monday Night Football. This will be the last full trailer before the film's highly anticipated debut in December. After it airs, tickets for the movie will go on sale. Website crashes have already been reported in the United Kingdom.

[Read more from the Guardian]

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Cameron Dantzler tweets out frustration over playing time

The second-year corner has been benched while Bashaud Breeland continues to struggle.

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Chaska Papa Murphy's to temporarily close due to worker shortage

The closure is "due to a lack of employees and applicants across the company," the manager wrote.

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Authorities find body, vehicle in search for missing WI woman

Hailey Anderson was supposed to be travelling to Hibbing, but never showed up.

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Karl-Anthony Towns sounds off on Wolves' constant 'instability'

Gersson Rosas' firing was the latest in a string of problem situations the Wolves have been involved with.

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Duluth man arrested after police chase in stolen pickup truck

He was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in North Dakota.

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1 killed in crash between car and tractor in western MN

First responders arrived and found the vehicle off the roadway, in a cornfield.

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New video, body cam footage shows police beating prone Jaleel Stallings

Stallings, who was acquitted, said he fired on the unmarked van not knowing officers were inside.

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Body in dumpster leads to police chase with young child in car

A 911 call said they saw someone place a body into a dumpster outside a Bloomington apartment complex.

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SUV driver crashes into bar patio, injuring woman; man hurt in related shooting

Two men were arguing on the patio prior to the incident, witnesses said.

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Cyclist critically injured in hit-and-run in Plymouth

Police are seeking the public's help in locating the driver who fled.

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Second person dies after head-on crash in Anoka County

The crash injured three others, including a 4-year-old boy.

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