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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. 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]

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Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes

It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.

Rosaleia Shelton

Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington

The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.

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Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide

The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.

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Gophers improve to 5-0 with win over Jacksonville

The Gophers are establishing momentum early in the season.

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Ant's massive slam leads Timberwolves to fifth straight win

The dunk didn't count, but provided the highlight of the night.

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WIld arrive late, Cam Talbot stays on point to beat Devils

Despite a 30-minute delay, the Wild picked up a 3-2 victory.

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Appeal to find 35-year-old missing from Oak Grove home

Police say he's not believed to be in danger.

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7 MN Republicans urge states to audit 2020 election results

There has been no evidence of significant fraud in any single U.S. state.

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How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccine dose?

The governor says the state has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the U.S.

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Seven juveniles arrested in connection with stolen vehicles in Woodbury

Woodbury authorities have issued a warning following a spate of auto thefts.

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1 dead after driver crashes into stalled vehicle on shoulder

The vehicle stopped on the side of the road was unoccupied at the time.