‘Inhumane & contemptible’: ISIS beheads Japanese hostage Goto

February 2, 2015 11:03 AM

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People walk past television screens displaying a news program, about an Islamic State video showing Japanese captive Kenji Goto, on a street in Tokyo (Reuters / Yuya Shino)

Islamic State militants have beheaded captive Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, after Tokyo’s negotiations with IS reached a “deadlock.” The gruesome video of the execution appears to be genuine, Japan said, vowing justice for those responsible.

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