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Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. in 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw)
Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. in 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw)
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Parents of American woman held by ISIS notified of her death

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday.

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A Jordanian fighter jet flies over the village of Ai Thursday in tribute to the slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
A Jordanian fighter jet flies over the village of Ai Thursday in tribute to the slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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Purported ISIS claim: Jordan airstrike kills female US hostage

BEIRUT (AP) -- A purported statement by the Islamic State group claimed that an American female hostage was killed in a Jordanian airstrike on Friday on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the militant group's main stronghold.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from right, holds an emergency cabinet meeting in Tokyo early Sunday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from right, holds an emergency cabinet meeting in Tokyo early Sunday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
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Japan, US condemn video claiming ISIS hostage dead

TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angrily demanded Sunday that the extremist Islamic State group release a Japanese journalist it is holding hostage after a new online video purported to show that another hostage had been killed.

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Yasuhide Nakayama, a Japanese deputy foreign minister, talks to media in Amman, Jordan Friday.  (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Yasuhide Nakayama, a Japanese deputy foreign minister, talks to media in Amman, Jordan Friday. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
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Japan: Still working to free hostages after unverified video

TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said early Sunday that Japan was still working to free two hostages held by the extremist Islamic State group while calling a new online video about their fate "outrageous and unforgiveable."

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ISIS is threatening kill two Japanese hostages, Kenji Goto Jogo, left, and Haruna Yukawa, right, unless a $200 million ransom is paid. (AP Photo/File)
ISIS is threatening kill two Japanese hostages, Kenji Goto Jogo, left, and Haruna Yukawa, right, unless a $200 million ransom is paid. (AP Photo/File)
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Two Japanese ISIS hostages: How their lives got intertwined

TOKYO (AP) -- One is a freelance journalist respected for his reporting on refugees and children in war zones. The other is a man who seems obsessed with guns and went to Syria to train with fighters.

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State Department Confirms Three U.S. Deaths in Algeria

The State Department is confirming that three Americans were killed in last week's hostage standoff at a natural gas complex in Algeria, while seven other Americans made it out safely.

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