Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top headlines


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]

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Man and woman, aged 55 and 62, found dead in their home

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Gov. Tim Walz

Walz: COVID-19 guidance for Christmas likely to be similar to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving featured a ban on social gatherings with non-household members.


Mall of America is offering a virtual Santa experience this year

People can virtually tour Santa's Candy Cane Institute.

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Annual guide to finding holiday lights displays in MN is released

More than 80 holiday displays are on this year's list.

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Duluth police officer charged in September shooting

The officer, who is a five-year veteran, is charged with two felonies.

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Enbridge gets final approval to start construction on Line 3 replacement

The project has attracted criticism from environmental and tribal groups.

Kirk Cousins

Is it a 4-team race for the final NFC playoff spot?

The key for Minnesota likely requires winning on the road against two top NFC teams.


Nov. 30 COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations reach new high mark

There are fewer than 100 staffed ICU beds available in Minnesota.