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. 20, 2015.

Liberal Trudeau sweeps his way to Canada's top job

Liberal Justin Trudeau has won the race to become Canada's next prime minister, routing incumbent Conservative Stephen Harper in Monday's election. Among his election promises were pushing for the legalization of marijuana, and dropping out of the U.S.-led bombing of the Islamic State.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Dog origins traced to Asia

One of the most comprehensive genetic surveys yet has determined that the world's dogs can trace their origins to Central Asia. The study led by Cornell University found that today's dogs originally derive from wild wolves that were tamed and introduced into human hunting groups, probably in Mongolia or Nepal.

[Read more from BBC News]


Slovenia requests extra police to stem refugee flow

Slovenia has asked the European Union to send additional police forces to its border with Croatia to help stem the flow of refugees and migrants fleeing conflict in the Middle East across their borders. About 19,500 have entered the tiny country since Friday as they seek a way into Austria and other western European nations.

[Read more from Reuters]

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