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. 22, 2015.

Clinton testifies on Benghazi

Amid her run for the White House, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Thursday testified before a U.S. House committee on the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012, when she was secretary of state. In a testimony that became emotional at times, Republicans grilled Clinton on her handling of the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and other Americans.

[Read more from CNN]

American rescuer killed in Iraq hostage operation

The Pentagon is reporting that a U.S. armed services member was killed Thursday during the rescue of 70 hostages facing "imminent mass execution" by Islamic State forces. However, the combined effort of U.S. special forces and Iraqi military units freed the northern Iraqi prisoners. The unidentified service member is the first American killed in the U.S. campaign against ISIS.

[Read more from ABC News]

Woman who has nose for Parkinson's may revolutionize diagnosis

Based on a woman's seemingly extraordinary sense of smell, scientists are working on a new and simpler method for diagnosing Parkinson's Disease. Joy Milne is said to have smelled a subtle change in her husband's scent before his eventual diagnosis with the illness. Subsequent testing suggested the apparent talent wasn't a fluke. The new "swab" test would detect signs of Parkinson's in chemicals on the skin.

[Read more from UPI]

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MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.

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Another Minnesota prison inmate dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.

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11,760 acres of land wrongly taken from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be returned

The Senate and now the House have passed a bill that effectively returns the land. It's now headed for the president's signature.

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Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

The second half of the schedule will be announced at a later date.

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Watch live: Como Zoo's live reindeer cam is back for December

The live feed will run 24/7 allowing you to keep an eye on Santa's antlered helpers.


Three simple ways to boost your immune health heading into winter

Eating right is one thing, but there are other ways to stay healthy as the days shorten.

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Why Twins fans shouldn't give up on Taylor Rogers

The Twins closer struggled in 2020 but could rebound next season.

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Teen driver leaves road, crashes into three trees

Fortunately, the 16-year-old was not injured.

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Minnesota is getting its first highway crossing for animals

This will provide a safe way for animals to cross the street, and hopefully limit deer-vehicle collisions.