Boko Haram frees 192 in Nigeria

Boko Haram has released nearly 200 hostages who were kidnapped from a village in the northeast state of Yobe.

Hostage murder impermissible - Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by IS as "outrageous and impermissible".

UN blasts Ukraine rebel offensive

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a rocket attack on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, as rebels launch a new offensive.

Hostages: Japan vows to 'never give up'

Japan has vowed to "never give up" the struggle to save two Japanese hostages held by IS militants.