Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 10, 2015.
American aid worker held captive by ISIS has died
The White House and the family of Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker held hostage by ISIS, has confirmed she has died. No details on when or how she died have been released, but the news comes about four days after ISIS claimed the Arizona native was killed by an airstrike in Syria.
[Read more from NBC News]
Déjà vu: Boston digs out from another record-setting snowstorm
Another round of heavy snowfall leaves the city of Boston scrambling. The state has received nearly 6 feet of snow in the past 30 days – an amount the governor described as "unprecedented." But there's no place to put it all, so the governor called in the National Guard and reinforcements from other states to help residents dig out. And more snow could be on the way.
[Read more on the Boston Globe]
New wave of violence in Ukraine diminishes hopes for peace
More than 10 civilians and soldiers were killed deep in Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, which diminished hopes to end fighting. These pro-Russian advances come on the eve of peace talks between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. The war has killed more than 5,000 people.
[Read more on Reuters]
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San Diego couple makes history with ceremonial first kiss
A San Diego man and his partner made history Monday when they become the first male same-sex couple to be chosen for the ceremonial first kiss during the homecoming of a submarine warship. Thomas Sawicki and his boyfriend Shawn Brier were picked to share the first smooch.
[Read more from NBC San Diego]