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In this Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo, Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama, left, answers to a reporter's question in Amman, Jordan. Nakayama expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITAn online message also demands the release of Sajida al-Rishawi.


2015-01-27 09:28:37 -0700

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. ArmyWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 but was released last year in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, will be charged with desertion, according to NBC. The television network, citing senior defense officials, said the charges could come within a week. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)


2015-01-27 09:00:57 -0700

NYC 2015 BlizzardDay Two of a monster snowstorm has major East Coast cities largely shut down.


2015-01-27 09:47:40 -0700