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

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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 6, 2015.

 Kayla Mueller. (Photo: The Daily Courier)

Kayla Mueller. (Photo: The Daily Courier)

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]

 (Photo: iStock)

(Photo: iStock)

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]

 (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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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