A visibly shaken Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said early Sunday that Japan was working to free two hostages held by the extremist Islamic State group, calling a new online video purporting to show that one had been killed “outrageous and unforgiveable.”
The number of people falling victim to the Ebola virus in West Africa has fallen to the lowest level in months, the World Health Organization said Friday, but dwindling funds and a looming rainy season threaten to hamper efforts to control the disease.
Yemen, for years a showpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts against the world’s most active al-Qaida branch, plunged into a dark and uncertain period Thursday with the resignation of the president and his cabinet after a militant takeover.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said the international community must show resolve in combating the “death cult” of Islamist extremism, as security across Europe was increased after the recent attacks in France.
Across Europe, anxiety has grown as the hunt continues for potential accomplices of the three Paris terrorists, and as authorities try to prevent attacks by the thousands of European extremists who have joined Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq.
To help sell the public on the need for one of the world’s largest trash incinerators in the mountains in west Beijing, Communist Party officials bused in hundreds of people for special tours. They held talks with residents and handed out questionnaires.
A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s.