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Isil hackers seize control of France's TV5Monde network in 'unprecedented' attack

TV5Monde still unable to broadcast anything but pre-recorded programmes on its 11 channels after "unprecedented" cyber attack as French government denounces "act of terrorism"<p>Hackers claiming allegiance to the <b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil)</b>on Thursday seized control of TV5Monde, …

These are the questions you should always ask during a job interview

The questions YOU ask during a job interview are just as important as the answers you give.<p>Knowing which questions to ask at a job interview can be …

ISIL hostages' fate unclear as deadline passes

The fate of a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist remained unclear as a deadline passed for Jordan to release an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL).<p>Japanese officials had no new progress to report on Friday after a late night that ended with …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The FBI says it just arrested a Russian spy in New York City

As a powerful snowstorm closed in on New York City, US agents dug up their Cold War playbook and arrested an alleged Russian deep-cover spy who prosecutors say posed as a banker to gain intelligence about the US financial system.<p>Evgeny Buryakov, along with two handlers posing as employees of the …

New York City

Backed By U.S.-Led Coalition, Kurds Take Kobani From ISIS

Kurdish militiamen have wrested control of the Syrian town of Kobani from Islamic State militants, according to activists. Syrian-Kurdish refugees in neighboring Turkey have been celebrating the apparent liberation of their town.<p>Kobani represents the first instance that the U.S.-led coalition …

Middle East

Who was Sajida al-Rishawi? And why did ISIS care about her?

<b>(CNN) —</b> She will be remembered as the would-be bomber whose device failed to detonate in a string of otherwise deadly terror attacks at Jordanian hotels in 2005.<p>Sajida al-Rishawi was sentenced to death for that attempt, and Jordan executed her early Wednesday.<p>ISIS had demanded her release, …

Al-Qaeda

Father of Japanese Isil hostage reported killed holds out hope

Speaking for the first time, Shoichi Yukawa, father of Haruna Yukawa, says: "I am hoping deep in my heart that it is not true"<p>The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly shown in a video as having been killed by Islamic State militants is hoping against hope his son could still be alive.<p>"My mind …

Obama Condemns Murder Of Japanese Man By Islamic State Militants

RAMSTEIN, Germany, Jan 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama strongly condemned on Saturday the killing of Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State militants, the White House said in a statement.<p>"Our condolences today are with the people of Japan for their terrible loss," said the …

Barack Obama

Japanese ISIS Hostage Haruna Yukawa's Father 'Hoping Deep In My Heart' He Is Still Alive

The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly killed by Islamic State (IS) militants is hoping his son could still be alive.<p>Japanese Prime Minister …

Media Industry

ISIL offer to swap Japanese hostage for Iraqi woman

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has reportedly demanded the release of an Iraqi woman detained in Jordan in exchange for a Japanese national they are holding captive, following the group's apparent killing of another Japanese citizen.<p>In a video recording generally deemed credible, …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Don't Punish People For Joining Islamic State, Says Green Leader Natalie Bennett

It would not be illegal for people in the United Kingdom to join terrorist organisations such as al Qaida or Islamic State (IS) under the Green Party.<p>…

'Islamic State Video' Claims Hostage Haruna Yukawa Has Been Killed, But Doubts Remain

Japan's government is seeking verification of a video that suggests the hostage Haruna Yukawa has been killed by Islamic State radicals. Released on …

U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The coalition fighting ISIS has killed more than 6,000 fighters, including half of the top command of the terror group, U.S. diplomatic officials said Thursday.<p>The number of fighters killed has not been publicly discussed before but was disclosed by the U.S. ambassador to Iraq …

Military

With time ticking on hostages, Japan wants to communicate with ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japanese officials want to talk to ISIS. But can they get in touch with the militant group? And if they do, can they do anything to save the lives of two Japanese men being held hostage?<p>Time is running out: ISIS put out a video Tuesday giving the Japanese government 72 hours to pay $200 …

Japan

Japanese reporter's bid to save friend led to IS abduction

TOKYO (Reuters) - It is an unlikely friendship that ties the fates of war correspondent Kenji Goto and troubled loner Haruna Yukawa, the two Japanese hostages for whom Islamic State militants demanded a $200 million ransom this week.<p>Yukawa was captured in August outside the Syrian city of Aleppo. …

North Africa

Mother of Japanese man held by ISIS begs for mercy

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> As the deadline imposed by ISIS approached, the mother of one of two Japanese men held by the militant group begged for her son's life.<p>"To all members of ISIS, Kenji [Goto] is not the enemy of ISIS. Please release him," Junko Ishido, Goto's mother, said in a statement Thursday. "There …

Japan

Japan vows not to give up on 2 hostages till 'the very end'

TOKYO (AP) — Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by …

National Security Council

Britain faces 'very high level of risk' from Isil terrorists, Foreign Secretary says

Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, says there is a "certainty" that plots that jihadists are plotting to carry out terror attacks<p>Terrorist plots to carry out atrocities on British soil are "advancing to a high level of readiness" and there is a "very high level of risk" to this country, the …

led forces launch 31 air strikes in Iraq, Syria: U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets with 21 air strikes in Iraq and 10 in Syria since Wednesday, the American military said.<p>An explosion following an air strike is seen in western Kobani neighbourhood, November 23, 2014. REUTERS/Osman Orsal<p>Sixteen of the air …

Middle East

Kate Middleton Doesn’t Speak In Public Often, But When She Does It’s So Very Lovely…

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has only made a handful of public speeches during her royal career. We rarely hear her voice, but when we …