Japan checking IS 'hostage death' videoJanuary 24, 2015 22:39
Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that claims Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa, held by Islamic State militants, has been killed.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denounced the video as "absurd and unforgivable", following an emergency cabinet meeting.
Abe said Japan "will not give in to terrorism".
On Tuesday the group threatened to kill Mr Yukawa and fellow Japanese hostage Kenji Goto unless Japan paid $200m (130m) within 72 hours.
The video purports to show Goto holding a picture of what appears to be the body of Yukawa, and issuing a new demand from IS in return for his own release.
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