Japanese police have arrested a man for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting more than 100 women who believed they were taking part in a medical study, detectives and local media said this morning.
The wife of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is being threatened with execution by Islamic State militants, broke her silence today hours before the deadline for a hostage swap that could save his life.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State militant group, after a video surfaced claiming a fellow Japanese captive had been executed.
It is an unlikely friendship that ties the fates of war correspondent Kenji Goto and troubled loner Haruna Yukawa, the two Japanese hostages for which Islamic State militants demanded a $200 million ransom this week.
Tá físeán curtha ar líne ag mílísteoirí ón ngrúpa a thugann an Stát Ioslamach orthu féin de bheirt fhear as an tSeapáin atá á gcoinneáil ina ngialla acu. Deirtear sa bhfíseán go maróidh siad na fir mura n-íocfar dhá chéad milliún dollar leo