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The letter is part of a stash of documents which will be used to launch damage claims against the Government

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga admitted there has been no contact from the Islamic State since they posted the video of 47-year-old freelance journalist Kenji Goto and 42-year-old Haruna Yukawa, the founder of a private security company.

Isis Japanese hostage crisis: Officials 'have not been contacted' by the Islamic militants

Isis is demanding a $200 million ransom in exchange for two Japanese hostages

Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to Congress

State of the Union address: President Obama's speech in full

This is the full transcript of President Obama's address to Congress

An aerial view shot taken from a helicopter shows people attending a mass rally against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Grozny, Chechnya

Charlie Hebdo protests: Chechnya declares holiday for rally against Prophet Mohamed cartoons as angry worldwide reaction grows

Russia estimated that as many as 800,000 – 60% of the region’s population – attended the rally in Grozny

The combined wealth of the world’s richest 1 per cent is at risk of soon overtaking that of the remaining 99 per cent (Getty)

Wealthiest 1% set to be richer than other 99% combined

Oxfam report warns that global wealth 'is becoming increasing concentrated among a small, wealthy elite'

Innoculating a Syrian child against the disfiguring disease leishmaniasis in Aleppo

Washington warns 'perfect storm' of conditions leaves Isis-controlled Iraq and Syria vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious disease

The world needs to look ahead and pre-empt infections, rather that reacting to outbreaks, say leading health experts

The Swiss mountain resort of Davos is the stage for this week's World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum 2015: Will the world sing along with the Davos duet?

This week's meeting is another opportunity for celebrity showboating

David Cameron and Barack Obama vow joint action against Isis in Iraq following Paris attacks

Scotland Yard has also said it is responding to heightened anti-Semitic rhetoric from extremists

Andargachew “Andy” Tsege from London was seized at an airport in Yemen in June

British MPs to visit Ethiopia in bid to secure release of Andy Tsege

Mr Tsege has been held in solitary confinement for the past six months

Muslims have taken to Twitter to explain what they believe the Prophet Mohamed taught

Charlie Hebdo: #WhoIsMuhammad trending as Muslims discuss what the Prophet taught

Whether the Prophet should be depicted has been under fierce debate this week

Battle in cyberspace: Nato plans to help the West win the information war with Russia

Relations plummeted after Moscow annexed Crimea last year, and governments are worried that Kremlin-backed media could stir up unrest in other Russian communities

Supporters of Hosni Mubarak celebrate after a court in Cairo overturned his conviction in an embezzlement case

Hosni Mubarak could be released from detention following Egypt high court order

Suffering from ill health, Mr Mubarak has been serving his sentence in a military hospital in the upmarket Maadi district of Cairo

Faslane Naval Base on the Gare Loch in Scotland

MoD asks for American help in searching for Russian submarine near Scotland

Britain is lacking anti-submarine patrol aircraft

Palestinians to become ICC member in April, UN chief says

Move could open way for probe of Israel's military operation in Gaza

India's first transgender mayor wins election by over 4000 votes

Independent candidate Madhu Kinnar beat the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Mahaveer Guruji to become mayor of Raigarh

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