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Mother of Japanese captive begs PM to save son held by Islamic State

TOKYO - The mother of Islamic State captive Kenji Goto appealed for his life on Wednesday after a new video appeared to show the Japanese journalist saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber. | Video

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Malaysia to release interim report on MH370 on March 7

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation will release an interim report on the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 7, a day before the one-year anniversary of the disappearance, deputy transport minister Aziz Kaprawi said on Wednesday.

Aerospace & Defense 12:30am EST

Indonesia's search for AirAsia crash victims could end in days

JAKARTA - Indonesia's search for dozens of victims still unaccounted for from last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet could end within days if no more bodies are found, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

Indonesia 12:28am EST

Afghans arrest commander of group that claimed killing Swedish journalist

KABUL - Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said on Wednesday it had arrested a commander of a militant group known as the "Suicide Front", that claimed responsibility last year for the execution-style killing of a Swedish journalist.

Afghanistan 2:36am EST

Mexico not planning to extradite drug kingpin Guzman: official

MEXICO CITY - Mexico is not planning to extradite to the United States captured drug lord Joaquin Guzman because he will first have to serve out jail time at home, an official at the federal attorney general's office said on Tuesday.

Mexico 12:36am EST

Australian court rules detention of Sri Lanka asylum seekers at sea lawful

SYDNEY - Australia's highest court ruled on Wednesday that the detention of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka on the high seas for almost a month was lawful, a win for the government's tough immigration policy.

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