AMMAN/TOKYO - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. | Video
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BEIJING - China's powerful Central Military Commission will widen anti-graft inspections of the country's armed forces, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, as part of Beijing's sweeping campaign to weed out corruption.
SOFIA - Six Bulgarian aid workers detained by Sudanese rebels after their helicopter made an emergency landing in a war-torn part of Sudan are expected to be freed on Thursday or Friday at the latest, the aircraft's operator said.
TOKYO - The United States would welcome a move by Japan to extend air patrols into the South China Sea as a counterweight to a growing fleet of Chinese vessels pushing Beijing's territorial claims in the region, a senior U.S. Navy officer told Reuters.
JAKARTA - The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just before the accident, Indonesia's lead investigator said on Thursday.
VRACHESH, Bulgaria - When Bulgarian doctor Irena Marinova arrived in an ambulance at the home of a pregnant Roma woman in November, she says she was beaten up by two men who accused her of being late.