Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 27, 2015.
Nimoy lived long and prospered
Actor Leonard Nimoy, known around the world for his portrayal of Mr. Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 from lung disease.
[Read more from the New York Times]
Eight dead in Missouri shooting spree
Eight people are dead after a shooting spree in rural Missouri. The gunman, who is among the dead, went from house to house shooting residents.
[Read more from CNN]
'Most wanted' drug lord captured
The most wanted drug lord in Mexico, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, has been captured, police have announced. Gomez was the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
[Read more from the BBC]
Prominent U.S. blogger killed in Bangladesh
The murder in Bangladesh of an American blogger of Bangladeshi origin has sparked protests on the streets of Dhaka. Secular writer Avijit Roy was hacked to death with machetes after allegedly receiving threats from Islamists.
[Read more from the Guardian]