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Japanese leader 'speechless' over apparent beheading by Islamic State
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 Goto, a Japanese journalist, appears to be holding a photo of his countryman, Haruna Yukawa, who has been beheaded, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist websites. SITE said the video was released on militant Twitter accounts. Yukawa’s father, Shoichi Yukawa, 74, told reporters at his home in Chiba, Japan, on Sunday that he had received a phone call from the Foreign Ministry around midnight Saturday...

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