JAPAN: ‘ ISLAMIC STATE BEHEAD JOURNALIST REPORTS ‘

Islamic State (IS) militants have beheaded captive Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, a jihadist monitoring site reported on Saturday, citing a video from the militant group. It comes after Tokyo said that negotiations with IS had reached a “deadlock.”

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ISRAEL: ‘ GOVERNMENT TO BUILD 430 NEW SETTLERS HOMES IN WEST BANK ‘

The Israeli government has published tenders to build 430 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, according to an NGO that monitors settlement activity.

Terrestrial Jerusalem reported that the tenders were published on Friday for new…

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KABUL: ‘ TALIBAN CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATTACK ON AIRPORT KILLING 3 AMERICAN CONTRACTORS ‘

Afghanistan’s Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack at the Kabul Airport in which a gunman shot and killed three American contractors and one Afghan man.

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LOS ANGELES: ‘ CO-FOUNDER OF DEATH ROW RECORDS CHARGED WITH MURDER ‘

Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records, is charged with murder stemming from a deadly hit-and-run reportedly after an altercation Thursday in Los Angeles.

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MALAYSIA: ‘ 239 DAYS & FLIGHT MH370 IS FORMALLY DECLARED AS AN ACCIDENT BY AUTHORITIES ‘

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has formally been declared an accident. The plane disappeared on March 8 last year with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The director general of Malaysia’s department of civil aviation said the MH370 task force has concluded that the aircraft exhausted its fuel supply over the southern Indian Ocean, and is on the sea floor.

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JORDAN: ‘ GOVERNMENT AGREES RELEASE OF TERRORIST IN EXCHANGE FOR AIR-FORCE PILOT ‘

Jordanian government agrees to release a convicted terrorist in exchange for the freeing of an air force pilot captured by Islamic State militants in Syria a month ago.

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LIBYA: ‘ GUNMEN STORM HOTEL IN TRIPOLI & TAKE HOSTAGES ‘

A Libyan security official says that gunmen have stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli and taken an unknown number of hostages after killing at least three guards.

Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, told the Associated Press that a standoff was ongoing Tuesday at the Corinthia Hotel.

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