Bangalore, Sept 6: Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire on Friday to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation's east after his representatives reached a deal with the Russian-backed rebels at peace talks in Minsk.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday welcomed the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine, encouraging all parties to "display good will and take concrete steps towards urgent, full and effective implementation".
In other news, Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza won her third Grand Slam mixed doubles title on Friday when she partnered with Brazil's Bruno Soares to beat the US-Mexican pair of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonazalez. The scoreline read 6-1, 2-6, 11-9.
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Ukraine President declares ceasefire
Ukrainian army soldiers congratulate their comrade who returned alive from the battlefield in the port city of Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine shortly after the announcement of a ceasefire between the government and Russian-backed separatist rebels.
Conflict in Yemen continues
Yemeni government supporters chant slogans after performing Friday prayers during a rally against Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen.
Groundbreaking Event at the W. A. Parish power plant
NRG Energy CEO David Crane Daniel Poneman, United States Deputy Secretary of Energy, Shunsaku Miyake, JX Nippon president and CEO, Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Jeff Hildebrand, CEO of Hilcorp seen at the Petra Nova Groundbreaking Event at the W. A. Parish power plant in rural Fort Bend County, Texas.
Partners for baseball?
Ice dance gold medalist Meryl Davis, left, prepares to pitch to her dance partner, Charlie White, before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants in Detroit.
Sania wins mixed doubles at US Open
Bruno Soares, second from right, and Sania Mirza, right, pose for photos with the championship trophy alongside runners up Santiago Gonzalez and Abigail Spears after winning the mixed doubles final of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday.
Brown sets new world record
Richard Browne of the U.S wins the 200m and sets a new world record at the Diamond League Memorial Van Damme athletics event, at Brussels' King Baudouin stadium.
Tajiri with her cubs
Four-year-old African lion mother Tajiri licks one of her cubs during their debut at the Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia.