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World leaders condemn Islamic State’s ‘heinous murder’ of Japanese hostage

World leaders condemn Islamic State’s ‘heinous murder’ of Japanese hostage

February 1, 2015

WASHINGTON DC, Feb 1 — US President Barack Obama today condemned the “heinous murder” of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants and vowed that the United States would continue its actions to destroy the hard-line Islamist group. “The United States condemns the heinous murder of Japanese citizen and journalist Kenji Goto by the terrorist group ISIL,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House, using an acronym for the Islamic State group, which released a... Read more

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  • Journalists share comments given by Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, in front of her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic

    Journalists share comments given by Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, in front of her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More >view gallery

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    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talks during a ministerial meeting about a video, purportedly showed the beheaded body of journalist Kenji Goto, at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More >view gallery

  • Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic

    Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More >view gallery

  • Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic

    Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More >view gallery

  • Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic

    Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More >view gallery

  • Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic

    Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More >view gallery

  • Junko Ishido, mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto who was held captive by Islamic State militants, touches her head as she speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic

    Junko Ishido, mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto who was held captive by Islamic State militants, touches her head as she speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More >view gallery

  • Women read an extra edition of a newspaper, which reported that Islamic State militants said they had beheaded Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, in Tokyo

    Women read an extra edition of a newspaper, which reported that Islamic State militants said they had beheaded Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, in Tokyo's Ginza district February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More >view gallery

  • A man reads an extra edition of a newspaper, which reported that Islamic State militants said they had beheaded Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, in Tokyo

    A man reads an extra edition of a newspaper, which reported that Islamic State militants said they had beheaded Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, in Tokyo's Ginza district February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More >view gallery

  • Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic

    Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who was held captive by Islamic State militants, speaks to reporters at her house in Tokyo February 1, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More >view gallery