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Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist

Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist

Japan was working closely with Jordan on Friday to find out what was happening to a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after a deadline passed for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death-row in Jordan.

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Dozen killed in suicide attack against Mali rebels Nine killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital Senegal opens Guinea border as Ebola recedes Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death Record 1,215 rhino poached in South Africa in 2014

Middle East

Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq Islamic State issues new threat to kill Jordanian pilot Israel says Hezbollah to pay 'full price' over missile attack Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers Japan urges Jordan's help in IS hostage crisis after video

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Teenager with fake gun storms Dutch broadcaster Gorbachev warns of risk of armed conflict in new Cold War Ten killed in Greek fighter-jet crash in Spain Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms Russia warns West not to blackmail it over Ukraine Tsipras moves to form anti-austerity Greek government after crushing victory

Asia - Pacific

Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation Japan urges Jordan's help in IS hostage crisis after video Embattled Australia PM Abbott vows to consult more after Prince Philip furore 49 Philippine police killed after clash with rebels Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands hostage release

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US jobless claims plunge 14% Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia Northeast US braces for "crippling and potentially historic" snow storm

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Mexico hospital blast leaves at least 2 dead, dozens hurt Argentina to dissolve intelligence service after prosecutor death Fidel Castro: 'I don't trust the US, nor have I spoken with them'

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Obama starts three-day India visit Nepal misses deadline for Constitution Disenchanted militants in South Asia eye Islamic State with envy

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Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation

Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on. US jobless claims plunge 14% Gorbachev warns of risk of armed conflict in new Cold War Islamic State issues new threat to kill Jordanian pilot Israel says Hezbollah to pay 'full price' over missile attack Dozen killed in suicide attack against Mali rebels

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Barack Obama delivers State of the Union address to American people

US President Barack Obama delivered his 2015 State of the Union Address to Congress Tuesday laying out a new vision for what his administration terms ...

Taliban video shows handover of US soldier

The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.The 17-minute video, made public on ...

Iranians 'released' from jail for making 'Happy' fan video

Police in Iran have released six people who were arrested for posting a video online of them dancing to US pop-star Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy ...

Thailand army declares martial law

Source: Reuters and agencies / IBTimesThailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests wh ...

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