article 06 August 2015 World, Japan
Japan commemorates devastating Hiroshima bomb

Tens of thousands gathered for peace ceremonies in Hiroshima amid fears that 70 years later Japan is abandoning its pacifist constitution.

article 29 May 2015 World, Japan
Mount Shindake: volcano erupts on Japanese island

More than 130 residents on a remote Japanese island are evacuated and flights diverted after a volcano suddenly erupts on Friday morning.

article 16 February 2015 World, Jordan
Islamic State hostage takings - a timeline

The latest video of 21 Egyptians being beheaded in Libya is part of Islamic State's tactic to gain funding and spread fear through the threat of the knife.

article 01 February 2015 World, Jordan
Japan mourns Kenji Goto as Jordan vows to free pilot

Jordan says it is still ready to do a prisoner swap with IS militants for its captured pilot, even after a video was released purporting to show the killing of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

article 29 January 2015 World, Jordan
'I fear this is the last chance': wife of IS hostage

The wife of the Japanese journalist being held hostage by the Islamic State group releases her first plea to the governments of Japan and Jordan as a deadline for his release approaches.

article 29 January 2015 World, Jordan
Deadline passes for IS hostage

The latest deadline set by IS regarding the fate of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian pilot passes, but there is no news about either of them.

article 28 January 2015 World, Japan
Jordan 'ready' to exchange terrorist for IS captive

Jordan is willing to hand over an Iraqi woman jailed for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack if a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State is released, a government spokesperson says.

article 23 January 2015 World, Japan
Japan awaits news of IS hostages as deadline passes

Japan says it is still trying to secure the release of two Japanese hostages held by Islamic State group militants after a deadline to pay ransom for their release passed.

article 21 December 2014 World, United States
Obama 'may put North Korea back on terror list'

US President Barack Obama says the cyber hack against Sony, blamed on North Korea, is not an "act of war" - but is considering putting them back on the terror list.

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