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. 6, 2015.

IS claims American hostage was killed in airstrike

The Islamic State says American Kayla Mueller, held hostage by the militant group, was killed when a Jordanian airstrike destroyed the building she was being held in. But at this point, IS has not offered proof the American aid worker has died.

[Read more from CNN]

US jobs report one of the best in years

Employment figures released by the United States Friday show some of the strongest gains in years. That includes a 0.5 percent increase in average hourly earnings (the most since late 2008) and an increase of 257,000 jobs. One economist called the numbers "amazing."

[Read more from Reuters]

61 bodies discovered in Mexico; likely not linked to drug violence

Authorities found 61 bodies in an abandoned crematorium in Acapulco, Mexico – but an official says it appears to be a violation of "sanitation laws," not an incident linked to the drug violence that has plagued the country.

[Read more from the NBC News]

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Mike Zimmer

‘Fire Zimmer’ trending after Vikings beat Panthers

The Vikings won the game but their coach is still on the hot seat.

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NCHC condemns Huskies fans for throwing projectiles after controversial no-call

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference says that it will be reviewing both the no-call and the aftermath.

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins saves the day again to get Vikings to .500

Cousins' overtime toss to K.J. Osborn earned a 34-28 victory.

Nurses on strike

Nurses start 3-day strike at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth

A "last attempt" at negotiations failed to produce an agreement last Wednesday.

boating minnesota lake

Minnesota has experienced its deadliest boating season since 2005

Minnesota has seen 17 boating-related deaths so far this year.

Drew Doughty

Kirill Kaprizov makes Kings’ Doughty eat his words

The Kings defenseman isn't a fan of the Wild star's new deal.

Quinn Olson / UMD Hockey

Watch: UMD's Olson goes between-the-legs to set up highlight goal

Another Saturday. Another highlight for a Minnesota college hockey team.

Gopher Hockey

Watch: No-call lifts Gophers to OT victory over St. Cloud State

A blatant hook marred a top-four battle in St. Cloud.