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This happened: Apple had record profits, North Korea's leader planned Russia trip, US offered Ukraine aid, ISIS gave hostages 24 hours, Vanderbilt rapists were convicted
Apple CEOTim Cooklooks at a new IMac after a presentation atApple headquartersinCuperREUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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While you slept off your disappointment that you didn't get to build a snowman yesterday , Apple celebrated record profits.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned a trip to Russia, while the U.S. planned to threaten Russia with tougher sanctions and ISIS threatened to kill two hostages. Two ex-Vanderbilt footballers awaited trial after two others were convicted of rape.

Apple scores historic profits

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Wishing you had invested in Apple a decade ago? Probably. The world's most valuable company announced monumental profits, the biggest ever for a corporate company. Mega sales of iPhones in China and ahead of the holidays were credited for the astounding results.

READ MORE: Record iPhone sales give Apple largest profit in corporate history

Kim Jong Un scheduled his first foreign trip

North Korea's leader is set to join Russian leaders in May for their celebrations of the victory over German forces in World War II. It's the first time the dictator has traveled abroad for business. Some are suprised that he's visiting Russia ahead of China, the country's key ally.

READ MORE:​North Korea leader Kim Jong Un to take first foreign trip, to Russia

The mother of Japan's ISIS hostage pleaded for his release

Militants holding a Japanese reporter and Jordanian pilot hostage are threatening to kill them within 24 hours unless Jordan releases an Iraqui woman prisoner, charged with her role in a suicide bomb attack.Kenji Goto's mother pleaded with the Japanese PM to secure his release after he was shown in a video.

READ MORE:ISIS hostages given 24 hours unless would-be suicide bomber is released

Two ex-Vanderbilt footballers awaited trial for rape after their friends were convicted

Two of the four former Vanderbilt players involved in the dorm rape of a female student were found guilty, and two others are still set to stand trial. Their despicable behavior was caught on video and used as evidence.

READ MORE:Two ex-Vanderbilt players convicted for rape as two others await trial

U.S. officials got involved in the Ukraine conflict

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew offered loans worth $2bn to war-torn Ukraine, while threatening to step up sanctions on Russia if they refused to stop supporting separatists fighting Ukraine forces in the country's east.

READ MORE:​U.S. offers aid to Ukraine, threatens Russia with further sanctions

http://www.metro.us/news/u-s-offers-aid-to-ukraine-threatens-russia-with-further-sanctions/zsJoaB---3lQDQjJ4BGwg/

 
 
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