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Top 10 Most Influential People of 2014

Foreword from the Executive Director

It has been my absolute pleasure to be a contributor to Agora’s most influential people list. As an organisation, we have set ourselves many ambitious goals for growth and development. 4,536 more words

Diurna Brief | Sunday, 25 January 2015

Here are today’s top stories.

Obama announces breakthrough in nuclear trade deal in joint presser with Indian Prime Minister Modi – Reuters

“We are committed to moving towards full implementation,” Obama told a joint news conference with Modi in the Indian capital. 107 more words


Japanese PM Says "High" Chance ISIS Beheading Video is Genuine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government can’t confirm the authenticity of a video released by ISIS claiming to show the beheading of 47 year-old Kenji Goto but it’s “credibility is high”.  83 more words

International Events

Japanese Hostage Haruna Yukawa Executed By Islamic State

A video has been released by the Islamic State that purports to show the execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa. 185 more words


ISIS claims to have beheaded Haruna Yukawa as second Japanese hostage Kenji Goto holds photo of dead body

USA Today: The Islamic State reportedly released a new video Saturday claiming one of the two Japanese captives had been beheaded and issuing new demands for the other hostage’s release. 51 more words


Japanese Government Working to Verify Islamic State Beheading Video

TOKYO, Jan. 24 (UPI) — Japanese leaders are meeting to determine the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto holding a photo of fellow hostage Haruna Yukawa after being beheaded. 245 more words

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