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Japan: Hostage Negotiations 'Deadlocked'

The negotiations with Islamic State militants in an attempt to save the lives of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot are at an apparent standstill Saturday, two days past the latest deadline by the militants demanding the release of an Iraqi prisoner. Japanese Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama said late Friday in Amman, Jordan, that progress to secure the release of pilot Mu'ath al-Kasaesbeh and journalist Kenji Goto "has become deadlocked." Islamic...

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