IS seizes Iraqi govt compound, kills dozens in Syria

A member of the Iraqi interior ministry’s anti-terrorism forces stands guard outside the Habaniyah military base, near Anbar province’s capital Ramadi, on May 8, 2015 (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

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Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

FILE – This file image taken from an online video released by the Islamic State group’s al-Furqan media arm on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, purports to show the group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages that the militants identify as Kenji Goto Jogo, left, and Haruna Yukawa, right, unless a $200 million ransom is paid within 72 hours. Japan’s government is investigating a new message purported to be from the Islamic State group Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 holding two Japanese hostages. The Associated Press could not verify the contents of the message, which varied greatly from previous videos released by the Islamic State group, which now holds a third of both Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

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IS executing ‘educated women’ in new wave of horror says UN

Islamist flag flying in fields in the area of Sayed Ghareeb, some 70 kilometres north of Baghdad, Iraq, on January 2, 2015 (AFP Photo/Mohammed Sawaf)

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Japan PM in Jerusalem demands release of Islamic State hostages

A masked Islamic State fighter speaks during a ransom video demanding $200 million for the release of two Japanese citizens. (screen capture: YouTube)

A masked Islamic State fighter speaks during a ransom video demanding $200 million for the release of two Japanese citizens. (screen capture: YouTube)

Shinzo Abe says lives of two captive Japanese ‘top priority’ after video emerges demanding $200 million ransom

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Islamic State group reaches for Afghanistan and Pakistan

In this file photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, Pakistani Taliban patrol in their stronghold of Shawal in Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said in November 2014 there was no Islamic State group presence, only militants using its name. However, a letter written by the federal government a month earlier and later obtained by The Associated Press warned local officials that the Islamic State group had begun courting area militants and that the extremists claimed the support of up to “12,000 followers” in northwest Pakistan. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mahsud, File)

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Women excised from public life by Islamic State

Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, north Syria. (photo credit: AP/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File)

Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, north Syria. (photo credit: AP/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File)

Jihadists force females to wear full-body robes, curtail their freedom of movement and study

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