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The Islamic State jihadist group threatened Tuesday to kill a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot within 24 hours unless Amman frees a jailed female militant. A voiceover, purportedly by Goto, warns that Jordan is blocking the Japanese journalist's release by failing to free Sajida al-Rishawi, a would-be suicide bomber on death row since 2006. It follows a video released last week in which the group claimed to have beheaded another Japanese hostage, Haruna Yukawa, and said Goto would be killed next if Rishawi was not freed. Japan said following the new threat that it was seeking help from Jordan.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head announced Tuesday he has quit the insurgency and renounced violence perpetrated by the al Qaida-linked group.
Oswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - 17:01 GMT - Survivors to be honoured - Delegates to the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz return to their seats after placing candles of rememberance. 16:41 GMT - Trauma of war - "My whole family was sent to Auschwitz because my parents hid a Jew named Rachmil Friedman. Three members of my family never returned," says Warsaw resident and survivor Eugeniusz Dabrowski, deported to Auschwitz in 1944 aged 15. She was sent to Auschwitz in 1944 as an eight-year-old Polish partisan.