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IS claims beheading of Japanese hostage

IS claims beheading of Japanese hostage

Islamic State militants have released a video which purports to show the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who the al Qaeda offshoot had been holding hostage.

Greece seeks to reassure Europe as tensions rise

Greece seeks to reassure Europe as tensions rise

New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, striking a conciliatory note on debt talks after a turbulent start to office, has called the European Central Bank chief to assure him that Athens was seeking an agreement.

Egypt facing long, tough battle against militants - Sisi

Egypt facing long, tough battle against militants - Sisi

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says Egypt faces a long, hard battle against militancy, days after one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years.

Romney opts out of presidential tilt

Romney opts out of presidential tilt

Republican Mitt Romney has bowed out of the 2016 US presidential race after considering a third run, and told supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House.

Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighbouring Belarus was aborted before it began.

Rap mogul arrested after hit-and-run deaths

Rap mogul arrested after hit-and-run deaths

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man matching his description ran over two people with a pickup truck in a hit-and-run incident near Los Angeles, killing one and injuring the other, police say.

Greece rejects aid extension

Greece rejects aid extension

The new left-wing government in Athens opened negotiations on its bailout package with European partners by flatly rejecting the expected extension of the programme and the international inspectors overseeing it.

'Zombie' cat claws way back from the dead

A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

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