Islamic State said to set new deadline for hostage swap

January 29, 2015 2:56 AM

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Purported message from Japanese hostage held by IS demands prisoner release

AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also held by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday.

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