A man walks past screens displaying a television news programme showing an image of Kenji Goto, one of two Japanese citizens taken captive by Islamic State militants, on a street in Tokyo January 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan condemns new Islamic State video

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe termed as "despicable" a new video appearing to show Islamic State captive Kenji Goto saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber.  Full Article 

Global shares wilt, dollar nervous before Fed outcome; Apple outperforms 27 Jan 2015

SYDNEY/TOKYO - Asian stock markets followed Wall Street into the red on Wednesday, while the dollar was on edge following speculation the Federal Reserve could take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the session.

An iPhone 6 phone is seen on display at the Fifth Avenue Apple store on the first day of sales in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Apple iPhone sales top expectations

Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.  Full Article 

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Army and received by Reuters on May 31, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Army/Handout via Reuters

Army says no decision made on Bergdahl

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army denied that a decision had been made to bring desertion charges against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released last year in a controversial prisoner swap after disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009.  Full Article 

A man stands in falling snow on West 42nd street in Times Square in New York, January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

New York spared brunt of snowstorm

BOSTON/NEW YORK - A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States, dropping as much as 2 feet of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut.  Full Article 

A woman reacts while sitting near a man, taking cover with a blanket, at a hospital in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Rebels say government forces pushed back

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian separatists said they had pushed government troops out of two districts on the outskirts of their main stronghold in Donetsk.  Full Article 

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on "President Obama's 2015 Trade Policy Agenda" on Capitol Hill in Washington January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Pacific trade pact moves closer

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. trade official told lawmakers that he hopes to wrap up an ambitious Pacific trade pact within months as he urged Congress to back the administration's trade agenda.  Full Article 

Auschwitz: 70 Years On

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For Holocaust survivors, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is a time of loss and sadness.  Video 

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Waters running dry at Rio 2016 rowing and canoe site

Water levels at the lagoon which will host rowing and canoeing competitions in the 2016 Olympics drop as Brazil grapples with its worst drought in 80 years. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.