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]