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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Search for Wisconsin woman whose vehicle was found near Hinckley

Ashley L. Miller, 33, was reported missing on Sep. 24 after her vehicle was found without her in it.

Dak Prescott

Report: Dak Prescott will be 'ready to go' for matchup with Vikings

The Dallas quarterback is expected to be available for next Sunday's showdown.

Eddie Rosario

Where Eddie Rosario's championship series heroics rank since 2000

The former Twin put together an all-timer to help the Braves reach the World Series.

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2 dead after plane crashes near residence in rural Wisconsin

The aircraft also struck the house during the crash.

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1 dead after van crashes and lands on Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center

Northbound Highway 100 was shut down following the crash Saturday night.

Jess Peterson

Woman killed in crash ID'd as 'bad ass biker chick' with 'giving spirit'

The 30-year-old died in a motorcycle crash on Oct. 19.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

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Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.

Father Paul Kubista at St. Mary of Czestochowa

Controversy after Delano priest shares vaccine misinformation in church bulletin

Father Paul Kubista is pastor at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.