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  • 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...
  • News Guide: The twists and turns of Japan and Jordan's hostage crisis with the Islamic State

    A new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. Here's a look at the latest twists and turns in this crisis. ___ SU An audio...
  • Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role

    Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role
    Nothing about Ichiro Suzuki suggests "minor signing." He is a 10-time All-Star with a Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player award to accompany 10 Gold Gloves and three Silver Sluggers. Nonetheless, Suzuki – one of the game's top leading men...
  • Islamic State releases new audio message, purportedly by Japanese hostage, extending deadline

    The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida. The message, read by a voice claiming to be Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, was...
  • Mother of Japanese hostage pleads for son's life as deadline nears

    The mother of a Japanese hostage believed to be in the hands of Islamic extremists made an emotional appeal for her son’s life Wednesday, hours before a deadline set by his captors was to expire. In a statement read to reporters, Junko Ishido, the...
  • Japan working with Jordan, others to free Islamic State hostage

    Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. "We all have one unchanged goal and we will absolutely not give up until the end. And with that faith, we will...
  • Japanese leader 'speechless' over apparent beheading by Islamic State

    A video distributed Saturday on the Internet showed what appears to be a Japanese hostage saying that a fellow Japanese captive had been executed and outlining a new militant demand for his release. In the video, the hostage, a man identified as Kenji...
  • Islamic State threatens to kill Japanese hostages, demands $200 million

    Islamic State threatens to kill Japanese hostages, demands $200 million
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called for the immediate release of two Japanese hostages being held by Islamic State extremists seeking a $200-million ransom. “I strongly demand that they not be harmed and that they be immediately...
  • Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages

    The deadline to pay a ransom for two Japanese hostages of the Islamic State group or risk their deaths loomed Friday, with no signs of progress on securing their release. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened his National Security Council to discuss how to...
  • Marketing 'Unbroken' will be delicate in key Japanese, Chinese markets

     Marketing 'Unbroken' will be delicate in key Japanese, Chinese markets
    As this year's Oscar race goes into the home stretch, Universal is preparing to roll out its top contender, the highly anticipated World War II epic "Unbroken." But as it looks ahead to the movie's wider release worldwide, the studio is facing a...