Father of British Islamic State hostage dies

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The terminally ill father of a British Islamic State (IS) hostage has died from "complications following pneumonia", his family have said.

Paul Cantlie, 80, had made a desperate plea to his son John's kidnappers to release the war journalist just days before he passed away.

Paul died not knowing if his cries were heard by IS despite "urgent" attempts to contact the militants, his family said in a statement.

The failure of communication to date has inevitably led to a terrible sense of abandonment, particularly for John's father, with the family feeling ignored.

This burden has been especially hard these last few days, as we have so needed to tell John that his father, whom he so loved, has died.

Paul Cantlie will be remembered by many for his fortitude, quiet courage, wry humour and keen intelligence, as well as for his great gentleness.

– The Cantlie family

A private funeral will be held on October 30.

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One in every six - or 760 out of the 4,200 - foreign prisoners living in the UK have disappeared, according to a damning report from the government's spending watchdog.

The National Audit Office (NAO) said 58 of the missing criminals were considered "high harm" and had not been heard of by authorities for at least four years.

The strongly worded report gave a damning inditement of how easy it was for foreign criminals to slip through the net, with police failing to conduct overseas criminal record checks on more than two thirds of arrested foreign nationals.

About £1 billion of taxpayer money was spent last year on foreign criminals living in the UK, the NAO added.

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