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Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again

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TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous p... Full Story

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  • Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again
    Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous place.

  • Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
    Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

    TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.

  • Jordan renews swap offer to free pilot held by Islamic State
    Jordan renews swap offer to free pilot held by Islamic State

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan renewed an offer Sunday to swap an al-Qaida prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the Islamic State group, a day after a video purportedly showed the militants beheading a Japanese hostage.

  • Japan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporter
    Japan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporter

    TOKYO (AP) — Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.

  • Japanese shocked, saddened by purported slaying of hostage
    Japanese shocked, saddened by purported slaying of hostage

    TOKYO (AP) — The news of the purported killing of journalist Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants rushed through Japan early Sunday morning, shocking and saddening people in a nation that has embraced pacifism and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis:

  • Thousands of Hong Kongers march for democracy
    Thousands of Hong Kongers march for democracy

    HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong's streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests last year.

  • Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani
    Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again.

  • South Africa riots raise worry about anti-foreign sentiment
    South Africa riots raise worry about anti-foreign sentiment

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African youths recently swept through an intersection in the heart of Soweto township, breaking into immigrant-owned shops and grabbing whatever they could — soda, a loaf of bread, sometimes even the shelves. Nearly 40 years ago, at the same intersection, young blacks marced to protest the white racist rulers of the time, drawing a bloody crackdown that shocked the world.

  • Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria from four fronts overnight with the crescendo of warfare — booming cannon and whooshing rockets — continuing Sunday, witnesses said.

  • African leaders to court: Drop cases against top Africans

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The International Criminal Court should drop or suspend charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto until African concerns about the court and proposals to change its founding treaty are considered, African leaders say.

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