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Government troops, rebels exchange fire in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists blamed each other for an outbreak of fighting in the country's rebel-held east on Tuesday.

Ukraine's military said in a statement that the separatists attempted to advance into the Ukraine-controlled territory but were repelled.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy denounced the attack as a “cynical provocation.”

Texas teen who won't cut dreadlocks gets $20K for college

MONT BELVIEU, Texas—A black Texas teenager who was told his dreadlocks violate his high school's dress code is gaining the support of some celebrities as well as $20,000 for college.

DeAndre Arnold, 18, appeared on an episode of “The Ellen Show” that aired Wednesday where host Ellen DeGeneres and singer Alicia Keys presented him with a cheque to go toward his college tuition.

Billionaire apologizes for telling Trump 'Africa loves you'

JOHANNESBURG — A South African billionaire businessman has apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that “Africa loves you” during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.

A video of Patrice Motsepe's remarks to Trump went viral on social media and sparked outrage from people who disagreed with Motsepe and lambasted him for speaking on Africans' behalf.