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  • Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter

    W Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto. The news of his killing in a video purportedly by Islamic...
  • Japan condemns video purportedly showing Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto

    Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of...
  • Japanese speak about shock and sadness as video purportedly shows journalist hostage slaying

    The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation...
  • Video purports to show Islamic State beheading Japanese journalist

    Video purports to show Islamic State beheading Japanese journalist
    Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The video posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time ended days of...
  • Latest IS hostage drama highlights change in group's propaganda technique

    The latest Islamic State hostage drama involving a veteran Japanese war correspondent and a young Jordanian pilot marks the first time the group has publicly demanded prisoner releases. It also signals a change in the extremist group's propaganda...
  • No mention of knife, ransom and blood: Japan's media self-censor during hostage crisis

    Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or...
  • Islamic State posts video of Japanese journalist's execution

    IRBIL, Iraq A short video apparently depicting the decapitation of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was released late Saturday by the Islamic State group. The executioner appeared to be the same British-accented man shown killing at least five other...
  • Jordan awaits proof that hostage is alive after swap deadline, but Islamic State group silent

    The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive. Jordan has said...
  • Japanese, Jordanian families of Islamic State hostages plead for their lives as swap hopes dim

    A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner swap purportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot passed with no sign of whether the two men were still alive. Japanese officials had no...
  • Woman on death row in Jordan, Japanese war reporter, Jordanian pilot at center of IS standoff

    A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group. The militants, who hold the...
  • Asian stock markets mostly higher after Japan data shows improvement, but China shares fade

    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after economic data suggested Japan is pulling out of recession while Chinese shares fell ahead of a manufacturing report. KEEPING SCORE: The benchmark Nikkei 225 in Tokyo added 0.6 percent to 17,717.32 and...