Hong Kong (AFP) - 09:05 GMT - *Sharapova 2 Williams 3 - Some absorbing tennis as Sharapova holds again. Both players look in the groove but Williams has the early break, which could prove decisive in this opening set.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The family of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the Islamic State group said Saturday it has received no word on his fate since the militants threatened to kill him earlier this week.
TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.