OPEC, oil companies clash at Davos over price collapse
DAVOS, Switzerland - OPEC defended on Wednesday its decision not to intervene to halt the oil price collapse, shrugging off warnings by top energy firms that the cartel's policy could lead to a huge supply shortage as investments dry up.
The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom Tuesday from Japan's premier during his visit to the Middle East. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to save the men, saying: "Their lives are the top priority."
Church members who met to worship together on Sunday 11 January are in shock after church official George Karidhimba Muriki was gunned down by unidentified assailants on a motorbike, just inside the church entrance gate, in the Majengo neighbourhood of Mombasa city.