Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday.
1. The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless a ransom of $US200 million (£132 million) was paid, in a new video posted online.
2. The Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of covering up Iran’s involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre
was found dead in his apartment Sunday night, a day before he was set to testify about his claims.
3. Canadian special forces confronted Islamic State group fighters in Iraq in the first confirmed ground battle between the terrorist group and coalition troops.
4. The International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecast by 0.30 percentage points in 2015 and 2016.
5. The governor of Montana declared a state of emergency after a burst pipeline spilled as much as 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River.
6. Four Hong Kong student leaders who participated in last year’s pro-democracy protests were freed from police custody without charge, but told they could still be charged following an investigation.
8. Norway has redefined where the edge of the Arctic lies, opening up new oil and gas licensing opportunities for the county.
10. Facebook claims in a new study that it adds more than $US200 billion (£133 billion) to the global economy.
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