Latest News Wires Japan stunned over video that purports execution of IS hostage

Some in the Asian nation have criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive for a more assertive Japan as responsible for the hostage crisis.

By , Associated Press

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From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.