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Ukrainian leader says ceasefire in effect

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko declared a ceasefire went into effect at midnight local time (5 p.m. ET) between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian militants in the nation's east.

Canadian police: 2 charged in alleged mall shooting plot

A Canadian man and an American woman have been arrested in what Canadian authorities said Saturday was a foiled plot to carry out a mass murder-suicide at a Nova Scotia mall on Valentine's Day.

Over 100 whales dead after washing up on New Zealand beach

Scores of whales stranded on a remote New Zealand beach got back in the water, only to return to land -- leaving more than 100 of them dead and conservationists racing to save those clinging to life.

At least 31 killed as plane hits bridge, crashes in Taipei river

A passenger plane clipped a bridge and plunged into a river in Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people, according to the island's Civil Aeronautics Administration.

Jordan executes prisoners after ISIS hostage burned alive

Jordan has executed Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi would-be suicide bomber whose release ISIS had previously requested, and another prisoner, Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani told CNN.

Why Chinese people call Katy Perry "Fruit Sister"

During the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Chinese Internet users were abuzz about a woman called "Fruit Sister."

Video: ISIS purportedly beheads Japanese hostage

A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, after an English-language lecture is given by masked ISIS executioner "Jihadi John" to the people of Japan.

16 dead in protests marking Egypt revolution

Sixteen people have been killed in protests marking the fourth anniversary of Egypt's revolution, officials say.

ISIS demanding release of convicted terrorist to save Japanese hostage

ISIS appears to have beheaded one of its Japanese hostages and is demanding the release of a convicted terrorist in Jordan to spare the other.

What people get wrong about 'American Sniper'

To many viewers on the political right, Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" is a patriotic film that celebrates a war hero and doesn't shy away from the truth about the terrorist threat.