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Islamic State apparently beheads Japanese hostage Kenji Goto in video
Islamic State apparently beheads Japanese hostage Kenji Goto in video

Islamic State militants have beheaded a Japanese journalist, according to video released Saturday on the Internet, ending a wrenching drama that has gripped Japan and jolted another close U.S. ally, Jordan. The grisly slaying of Kenji Goto, 47, an experienced war correspondent and father of two young daughters, triggered outrage across the globe and an outpouring of grief and indignation in Japan, a nation that has generally been insulated from events in the turbulent Middle East. “We are deeply saddened by this despicable and horrendous act of terrorism, and we denounce it in the strongest terms,” a stricken Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters in Tokyo about 6:40...

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