Sun 1 Feb 2015 | 3:35 EST

Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto Saturday, 31 Jan 2015

TOKYO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to vow to step up humanitarian aid to the group's opponents in the Middle East and help bring his killers to justice.  Full Article

Greece seeks to reassure Europe as tensions rise Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 

ATHENS (Reuters) - New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, striking a conciliatory note on debt talks after a turbulent start to office, has called the European Central Bank chief to assure him that Athens was seeking an agreement.  Full Article  

Canada says husband of woman diagnosed with avian flu also infected Friday, 30 Jan 2015 

TORONTO (Reuters) - The husband of a woman who tested positive for the H7N9 avian flu virus earlier this week was also infected, likely from a common source during their visit to China, Canadian federal and provincial governments confirmed on Friday.  Full Article