Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today's top stories - Bring Me The News

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 Nov. 9, 2015.

U of Missouri president, chancellor step down amid racial controversy

Following protests over how a series of racially charged campus incidents were handled, the University of Missouri system President Tim Wolfe resigned Monday, followed shortly afterward by the chancellor of the Columbia campus, R. Bowen Loftin. Dozens of the university's black football players had threatened not to play until Wolfe stepped down.

[Read more from ESPN]

SeaWorld to nix killer whale shows in San Diego

Under heavy criticism from animal rights advocates following the release of the popular documentary "Blackfish" – which criticized killer whale shows as cruel – SeaWorld says 2016 will be the last year of its "theatrical killer whale experience." The company aims to launch a new "orca experience" the following year.

[Read more from CBS]

'Like' the president? He's on Facebook

It's official – the world's last Facebook holdout now has a profile on the mega-popular social media site. President Obama launched his Facebook presence on Monday and has already amassed more than 45,000 "likes."

[Read more from the New York Times]

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