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. 27, 2015.

FBI will investigate South Carolina deputy in viral classroom video

State and federal authorities will investigate a Richland County Sheriff's deputy and Spring Valley High School resource officer who was shown in a smartphone video forcibly removing a black female student from her desk and apparently throwing her across the floor. Reports say he had been asked to escort her from the classroom.

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

China: U.S. vessels illegally entered our waters

A U.S. warship has been "monitored" and "warned" following its incursion into an area China claims as its territory, Chinese officials said Tuesday. The area in question is a group of artificial islands the Asian country began building last year. With such islands not necessarily recognized under international law, the U.S. says its missions in the area will continue.

[Read more from CNN]

Raise shields: Scientists have invented a 'tractor beam'

Here's some news that will pull you in. A study in a leading scientific journal says researchers have managed to create a "tractor beam" – which you might know from "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" – using "high-intensity sound waves" that can manipulate small objects without having any physical contact.

[Read more from the Daily Beast]

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