NEW YORK - A life-threatening blizzard barreled into the U.S. Northeast, affecting up to 20 percent of Americans by making workers and students housebound and halting thousands of flights. Full Article
TOKYO - Japan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after the killing last week of another Japanese captive, but it reiterated that it would not give in to terrorism.
Low female participation in the workforce poses an increasingly urgent problem in South Korea, the world's fastest-ageing developed country. Yiming Woo reports.