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'24 hours left to live': Purported Islamic State message threatens Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot

smh.com.au — Deadline looms ... An Islamic State militant with the two Japanese hostages, journalist Kenji Goto, left, and military contractor Haruna Yukawa, who has already been murdered. Photo: AP Cairo: An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned on Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."

Faced with Islamic State threat to kill hostages, Japan weighs whether to pay ransom

theglobeandmail.com — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200-million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was travelling in the Middle East, vowed to save the men.

The Buffalo News

hosted2.ap.org — A A A Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages By JON GAMBRELL and MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press Buy AP Photo Reprints (AP) - The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives.

The Orange County Register

Japan Weighs Ransom in Islamic State Threat to Kill Hostages

theledger.com — CAIRO | The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was traveling in the Middle East, vowed to save the men.

Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

staradvertiser.com — CAIRO >> The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was traveling in the Middle East, vowed to save the men.

The Buffalo News

hosted2.ap.org — A A A Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages By JON GAMBRELL and MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press Buy AP Photo Reprints (AP) - The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives.

The Orange County Register

Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

theoaklandpress.com — CAIRO - The Islamic State group threatened Tuesday to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom for their lives from Japan's prime minister as he visited the Middle East. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to save captives Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa, telling journalists in Jerusalem: "Their lives are the top priority."

Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

stamfordadvocate.com — CAIRO (AP) - The Islamic State group threatened Tuesday to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom for their lives from Japan's prime minister as he visited the Middle East. [...]
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Jan 31, 2015

@Andrew_L_Walker @tweetsintheME Especially after the casual way both films show a tied-up man shot to death in Biafran war footage.

Jan 31, 2015

@toluogunlesi The implication I got was that it was a sleight-of-hand trick, though the blood looked real enough to me.

Jan 31, 2015

1982 film: "You can get a hi-fi set and cellophane-wrapped bread anywhere in Lagos ... with miles and miles without water and sewers."

Jan 31, 2015

Nearly all that footage comes from 1982's "Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon."

Jan 31, 2015

Also striking was the way the archival footage of Surulere and Ikeja 30 years ago resembles the same sprawling neighborhoods of today.

Jan 31, 2015

Finally saw "Finding Fela" tonight. The archival footage, including Professor Hindu "cutting" the man's throat, is incredible.

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