Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
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Shinzo Abe: Apparent IS hostage threat 'unforgivable'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said an apparent threat by Islamic State militants to kill two Japanese hostages is "unforgivable".

The group has released has a video, which has not been independently verified, which appears to show masked man threatening to kill the men unless their country pays a $200m (£130m) ransom within 72 hours.

Mr Abe is currently in Jerusalem as part of a six-day tour of the Middle East.

  • 20 Jan 2015
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