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Republican nomination is anybody's game in lead up to 2016 White House race

The Republican ticket is anybody's game at this early stage in the lead up to the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, though the 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney has announced not to run again.

Indonesia resumes search for AirAsia crash victims

Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on December 28 with 162 people on board, an official said.

Japan says 'highly probable' IS beheading video is authentic

The Japanese government said on Sunday it was "highly probable" that an Islamic State video, in which the group said it beheaded a second Japanese hostage, was authentic.

Greece rejects new loans as money runs out

The decision by Greece's anti-austerity government in Athens to refuse fresh EU-IMF loans has set economists guessing how long Greece's meagre finances can last.

Japanese hostage crises: a timeline

The apparent execution of two Japanese hostages captured by Islamic State militants marks one of the darkest moments in Japan's experience of kidnappings.

After Paris attacks, calls to tighten US visa rules

US politicians are calling for changes to a law that allows Europeans and other foreigners to enter the country without visas, citing fears that jihadists could exploit the rules to stage attacks on American soil.

IS claims beheading of second Japanese captive

The Islamic State group claimed in a video that it had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, drawing international condemnation and outrage from a visibly upset Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who denounced it as a "heinous and despicable" act.

Obama condemns Japanese hostage's 'heinous murder'

President Barack Obama condemned Saturday the "heinous murder" of a Japanese hostage after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing his beheading.

Pro-democracy protesters to return to HK streets

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters will rally on Hong Kong's streets Sunday for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than two months.

Merkel rules out debt reduction for Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday rejected the prospect of debt relief for Athens, adding to tensions between the radical new Greek government and its international creditors.