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Shock and sadness as Japanese react to IS video

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.

Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico

Two pilots in a helium‑filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile‑long trip...

Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist: video

An online video purports to show Islamic State group militants beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

Ukraine peace talks collapse, Kiev and separatists trade blame

Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed on Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress...

 

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Islamic State said to release video of hostage Goto’s death

Islamic State carried out its threat to execute a Japanese journalist after a bid for a prisoner exchange with Jordan failed, according to SITE Intel...

Germany says Greece risks isolation as Merkel shuns Tsipras

Greece’s government risks isolation in the European Union by threatening to break ranks on sanctions against Russia and ditch its bailout deal,...

Costa Rican colon to float against dollar as bank releases brake

Costa Rica will allow the value of its currency, the colon, to float against the U. S. dollar after...

John Kerry fined $50 for failing to shovel snow at Boston home

On a to‑do list that includes world peace, one chore U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry missed...