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This happened: ISIS took hostages, Ukraine rebels withdrew weapons, chewing tobacco faced a baseball ban, manatees were saved
A photo taken on July 19, 2014 shows Mandilo, a baby manatee which was born on April GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images

Good morning!

Before you jumped in the shower this morning, Florida rescuers came face to face with 20 of these funny-looking fellas - above - as they saved them from a drain.

Ukraine rebels offered truce hope, while ISIS took Syrian hostages.

Chewing tobacco faced a baseball ban.

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Ukraine rebels withdrew weapons

Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine said they were withdrawing artillery in line with the peace truce they have been rebelling against for the last few weeks. The announcement offers fresh hope for a ceasefire in the region, even if government troops say the fighting is still continuing.

READ MORE: Glimmer of hope for Ukraine truce as rebels start weapons withdrawal

ISIS kidnapped Christians

The terrorist group took at least 90 hostages in raids on Christian villages in northeastern Syria early this morning as their targets in the region came under fire from local Syrian Kurd militia, assisted by U.S.-led air strikes.

READ MORE:ISIS snatches 90 in dawn raids on Syria Christian villages

Chewing tobacco faced a baseball ban

Lawmakers in California are set to introduce a ban on chewing tobacco on the Major League Baseball pitch, less than a year after we lost San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn to saliva cancer.

READ MORE:Plan for Major League Baseball ban on chewing deadly tobacco

Manatees were freed

After a 24-hour ordeal, 20 of the weird-looking, enormous creatures, were helped to safety after getting stuck in a pipe as they tried to stay warm.

READ MORE:20 Florida manatees hoisted to safety after getting stuck in storm drain

 
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