TOKYO (AP) — Japan is condemning an online video purporting to show an Islamic State militant beheading journalist Kenji Goto. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he feels "indignation" over what he describes as "this immoral and heinous act of terrorism" and is vowing that Japan will not give in to terrorism and will continue to provide humanitarian aid to countries fighting the extremists.

(Story by: The Associated Press)

Original Story: January 31, 2014 3:27pm

CAIRO (AP) — 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 Associated Press.

Japan's deputy foreign minister, Yasuhide Nakayama, said late Friday that efforts to free Goto were "in a state of deadlock."

(Story by: The Associated Press)


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