January 31st, 2015

World News

Japan condemns video purportedly showing Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto

By Elaine Kurtenbach And Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press on January 31st, 2015

TOKYO – Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war. The failure to save Goto raised fears for the life ... Read More »

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Japanese speak about shock and sadness as video purportedly shows journalist hostage slaying

By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press on January 31st, 2015

TOKYO – 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. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto’s family and officials in a nation that has long held pacific views and where many were not emotionally ... Read More »

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Japan condemns online video purportedly showing Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto

By Elaine Kurtenbach And Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press on January 31st, 2015

TOKYO – Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The video posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time ended days of negotiations to save Goto, a 47-year-old journalist, and heightened fears for the life of ... Read More »

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Rescuers say 2 injured climbers have been airlifted off Mount Hood

By The Associated Press on January 31st, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – An Oregon National Guard helicopter has airlifted two climbers off Mount Hood after the two were injured in a fall, rescue officials said. The two climbers, a male and a female, are being taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment, American Medical Response in Portland said. The climbers were injured after ... Read More »

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Pilots in helium-filled balloon land in Mexico after historic journey across Pacific Ocean

By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press on January 31st, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after shattering two long-standing records. Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia landed 4 miles offshore ... Read More »

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Clackamas County sheriff’s office: Rescue of 2 injured climbers underway on Mount Hood

By The Associated Press on January 31st, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Clackamas County sheriff’s office says a helicopter rescue operation is underway on Mount Hood after two climbers were injured. Deputy Ben Frazier says the climbers, one male and one female, were injured after they fell early Saturday near an area on the mountain known as the Hogsback. A call for help ... Read More »

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Authorities: Traveler at New Jersey airport beats homeless man with chair, faces charges

By The Associated Press on January 31st, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. – A traveller who remained at Newark Liberty International Airport after missing two flights faced numerous charges Saturday for allegedly beating a homeless man with a chair as the man was sleeping. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey tells NJ.com that 26-year-old Leonidas Monroy Sandoval of Guatemala began acting erratically ... Read More »

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Online video purports to show Islamic State group beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

By The Associated Press on January 31st, 2015

CAIRO – An online video purports to show Islamic State group militants beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The video, released late Saturday, shows a militant with a British accent beheading Goto. The video, released via militant websites, bore the symbols of previous Islamic State group videos. It could not be immediately independently confirmed by The ... Read More »

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Trial ordered for Pennsylvania man in stepdaughter’s alleged necrophilia killing

By The Associated Press on January 31st, 2015

EASTON, Pa. – A defence attorney says he’s considering a mental health defence for a Pennsylvania man charged with homicide and abuse of a corpse in the death of his stepdaughter. Fifty-three-year-old Gregory Graf waived a preliminary hearing Friday in the death of 33-year-old Jessica Padgett. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli says the defence ... Read More »

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Officials say bombings in and around Baghdad kill 14 people

By Sameer N. Yacoub, The Associated Press on January 31st, 2015

BAGHDAD – A series of bombings in and around the Iraqi capital killed 14 people Saturday and a senior Kurdish commander died in clashes with Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. A bomb exploded near a sheep market Saturday morning in the town of Madain, about 20 kilometres (14 miles) southeast of Baghdad, killing four ... Read More »

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