Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 5, 2015.
U.S., European leaders working together to end fighting in Ukraine
As fighting intensifies in Ukraine, Western leaders have teamed up in a diplomatic effort to end the conflict with Russia, but the the hope of a peace plan is clouded by Moscow's suspicions. This comes as the White House weighs whether it will send arms to aid the Ukrainian effort.
[Read more from The New York Times]
Head of Sony Pictures stepping down in wake of cyber attacks
Co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment Amy Pascal is stepping down after hackers exposed some of her emails that revealed some of the movie industry's "dirty laundry." But she's not going far – she'll leave her current post in May to launch her own production venture at Sony.
[Read more from ABC News]
2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at University of South Carolina
Two people died at the University of South Carolina Thursday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide at the School of Public Health. The university sent out an alert on Twitter telling students to stay inside because of the shooting. Officials say it was a "very isolated" incident.
[Read more from the Charlotte Observer]
Pope Francis calls himself a technological 'dinosaur'
During a Google Hangout with children with special needs, Pope Francis called himself a technological "dinosaur," admitting he doesn't know how to work a computer after one of the children asked him if he liked to take pictures and upload them.
[Read more from NBC News]