Islamic State video claims one Japanese hostage beheaded; Islamists make new demand for release of second.

By Peter Holley, January 24, 2015

A video posted online Saturday appears to show the dead body of Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese men being held captive by Islamic State militants, according to news reports.The Japanese government said it was attempting to verify the video, which shows a static image of the second hostage, freelance journalist Kenji Goto, holding a photograph of what appears to be Yukawa’s beheaded body, according to USA Today.  Shortly after it appeared online, the video was deleted, according to the Associated Press, which was unable to verify the contents of the video.Read full article >>