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ISIS' Japanese hostages receive mixed sympathy at home

edition.cnn.com — One of the first statements she made, before making a direct plea to ISIS to spare her son's life, was an apology to the Japanese people. "Thank you for your great kindness and I apologize for the tremendous inconvenience and trouble that my son has caused," she said.

ISIS' Japanese hostages receive mixed sympathy at home

cnn.com — One of the first statements she made, before making a direct plea to ISIS to spare her son's life, was an apology to the Japanese people. "Thank you for your great kindness and I apologize for the tremendous inconvenience and trouble that my son has caused," she said.

Japan: No word from ISIS on hostages as deadline draws nearer

edition.cnn.com — Japanese officials have said they are doing their best to communicate with ISIS, which threatened in a video released Tuesday to kill two Japanese citizens it's holding within 72 hours if it doesn't receive the huge sum it's demanding.

Japanese hostage's Syrian fixer: This day was coming

cnn.com — The Syrian fixer for the Japanese reporter now held hostage by ISIS, warned him not to go into the ISIS-held areas. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

U.S. naval ship grounded off Japanese coast

cnn.com — "The safety of the civilian crew members and the environment are our top priorities. So we're taking this situation very seriously and will continue to investigate the situation until it's resolved," Commander William Marks, spokesman for the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, said. The U.S.

Japan: No word from ISIS on hostages as deadline draws nearer

cnn.com — Japanese officials have said they are doing their best to communicate with ISIS, which threatened in a video released Tuesday to kill two Japanese citizens it's holding within 72 hours if it doesn't receive the huge sum it's demanding.

With time ticking on hostages, Japan wants to communicate with ISIS

edition.cnn.com — Time is running out: ISIS put out a video Tuesday giving the Japanese government 72 hours to pay $200 million, or else Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa -- like other ISIS captives before them -- will be killed. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that his government estimates the deadline will come at 2:50 p.m.

Official: With time ticking on hostages, Japan wants to communicate with ISIS

cnn.com — Time is running out: ISIS put out a video Tuesday giving the Japanese government 72 hours to pay $200 million, or else Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa -- like other ISIS captives before them -- will be killed. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that his government estimates the deadline will come at 2:50 p.m.

China considers air rage 'no fly list'

cnn.com — After several highly publicized and embarrassing incidents of air rage, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said last week it is considering steps to blacklist offending passengers, according to state media. No final decision has been made on the proposed "no fly list" but it could lead to legal punishments.

Hugo Barra: New Xiaomi phone shows we're not copycats

money.cnn.com — "I think our response is the new product that we've just launched," Hugo Barra told CNN on Friday, referring to the Mi Note, unveiled Thursday at a Beijing auditorium packed to the rafters with thousands of loyal fans. "I don't think anyone is going to look at this product and say that it looks like anything that's been designed by anybody else."
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Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

With all the bad news, here's something that'll make you smile! @BettyMWhite's birthday flash mob:... fb.me/20eQkXu6W

Jan 24, 2015

Father of executed hostage #HarunaYukawa: "I've been praying such a thing would not happen...my heart aches" He calls for #KenjiGoto release

Jan 24, 2015

You may be surprised to learn some in #Japan lack sympathy for the #ISIS hostages. My #CNN article:... fb.me/73CX1K7JB

Jan 24, 2015

#Japan PM @AbeShinzo on new #ISIS video showing body of #HarunaYukawa: "Unfortunately, at this point, I have to say it is highly credible."

Jan 24, 2015

#URGENT: Obama on #ISIS beheading of #HarunaYukawa: "US strongly condemns the brutal murder" & calls for immediate release of #KenjiGoto

Jan 24, 2015

If video is proven authentic & #ISIS kept #KenjiGoto alive, it shows (for now) they'll try to use #Japan to free jailed terrorist in #Jordan

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