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. 18, 2015.

Ukraine forces quit town as pro-Russia rebels advance

Thousands of Ukrainian troops have been pulled out of the town of Debaltseve, which had been besieged by pro-Russian separatists ignoring a new ceasefire in the country.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Soccer fans prevent black man from boarding Paris train

The issue of racism among soccer fans has come to the fore after a video captured fans of English club Chelsea allegedly chanting racist songs after refusing to let a black man board a train in Paris.

[Read more from CNN]

New Dr. Seuss book to be published

Random House Children's Books has revealed it will publish a recently discovered manuscript with Dr. Seuss sketches, called What Pet Should I Get.

[Read more from USA Today]

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Frey challengers Knuth, Nezhad agree to rank each other 2nd

They're urging supporters to do the same on Nov. 2.

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Charges: Man lied to buy gun later used by St. Paul mass shooting suspect

He's accused of making false statements during the purchase of a firearm.

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BCA releases investigative file in Winston Smith's shooting death

The file contains 1,000 pages of documents, hundreds of photos and dozens of audio files.


Fire at Mpls. pizza joint weeks after opening, owners suspect arson

The owners arrived at work Tuesday to find the building on fire.

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New COVID charts show hospitalization, death rates based on vaccine status

The unvaccinated are far more likely than the fully vaccinated to become hospitalized or die.

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White House begins process to ban new mining near BWCAW

The stated goal is to protect the "unique natural wonder" of the BWCAW.

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Man charged in shootout, crash that killed 18-year-old on scooter

Autumn Rose Merrick was with a friend near the Holiday gas station.

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DOC searching for convicted sex offender who has gone on the run

The recently released man removed his GPS monitoring device.