IS beheads another Japanese hostage

Sunday, 01 February 2015 - 9:13

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A video has been released online purporting to show the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants.

The video comes less than a week after news of the beheading of another Japanese man, Haruna Yukawa.

Goto, aged 47, is a well-known freelance journalist and film-maker who went to Syria in October, reportedly to try to secure Yukawa's release.

Japan, as well as the US, UK and France, has condemned the killing.