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28 January 2015 Last updated at 01:38 ET

Japan PM condemns Goto hostage video

PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.


Sri Lankan naval vessel the Samudra (L) is anchored after transferring 41 would-be asylum seekers whose boat was turned away by Australia at the southern port of Galle on 7 July 2014 Asylum group 'legally held at sea'

Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un holds up his ballot during the fifth session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang in this 13 April 2012 file photo released by the North's KCNA on 14 April 2012N Korea leader 'to visit Russia'

Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to Moscow, South Korean media reports, but Kim Jong-un is not mentioned by name.

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