Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 12, 2015.
Deal to end fighting in Ukraine reached
Leaders from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France say they have the framework of a deal that will end fighting in Ukraine starting Feb. 15.
[Read more from the BBC]
Some agreement: Bipartisan Senate vote approves new defense secretary
The U.S. Senate voted 93-5 Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as the country's new Secretary of Defense. He'll be tasked with directing the United States' armed forces, including the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan – something he's said he'll consider adjusting the timeline of.
[Read more from USA Today]
Man visiting from India paralyzed by police officer
A grandfather from India, in Alabama to visit his son, was taken to the ground by police while out on a walk last week, after a resident reported a suspicious person. No crime had been committed. That officer was suspended, and the Indian government is asking the U.S. to investigate further.
[Read more from BuzzFeed]
For first time, model with Down syndrome will walk runway at NY Fashion Week
Jamie Brewer will soon become the first model with Down syndrome to strut her stuff on the New York Fashion Week catwalk. Brewer is also an actress, known for her work on TV's "American Horror Story."
[Read more from Today]