The decision would allow for aid deliveries and medical evacuations. However, some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce, raising questions about its real impact. Also, the names of 105 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last week are released, and a report from a festival celebrating the hairstyle that time forgot - Mulletfest.
Human rights investigators accuse senior military commanders of war crimes and crimes against humanity. They say civilians have been tortured and mutilated, and villages destroyed. Also, the Myanmar government is accused of bulldozing dozens of Rohingya villages, and a possible breakthrough in finding the best treatment for cancer patients.
Calls for a truce in Syria have grown louder as civilians in the besieged rebel enclave of the Eastern Ghouta come under more intensive bombardment. Also: gun control groups 'exploit' US tragedy and neanderthals were capable of making art.
Kim Yong-chol has never denied plotting several attacks on South Korea. He will attend the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Also, a major study says anti-depressants work, and do adults or children own the 'lucky money' in a red envelope?
Mr Trump has expressed support for arming teachers and ending gun-free zones near schools, American evangelist Billy Graham dies, aged 99, and the comedian who was sued for telling jokes about her family.