An audio message, claiming to be from Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, said a Jordanian air force pilot would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner held by the Jordanian authorities was released by sunset today.
The schoolboy who stabbed Leeds teacher Ann Maguire to death at Corpus Christi High School will appeal his sentence tomorrow.
A panel of judges headed by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas will hear the application on behalf of 16-year-old Will Cornick, who stabbed Mrs Maguire, 61, seven times from behind as she taught a Spanish class at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds in April last year.
The appeal relates to the least time Cornick must spend in custody before he is eligible to apply for parole.
Whilst passing his sentence back in November, Mr Justice Coulson warned Cornick, who was 15 at the time, that he might never be released from prison as he passed sentence at Leeds Crown Court.
A spokesperson for the Dover Coastguard has confirmed to ITV News that four people on board a fishing boat missing in the Channel are not believed to be British.
Islamic State appear to have released a new video threatening to kill a Jordanian pilot unless an Iraqi prisoner is released.
In the unverified audio message posted on YouTube, a man, claiming to be Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, says Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh will be killed "immediately" unless Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi is released by sunset on Thursday.
"I am Kenji Goto. This is a voice message I've been told to send to you. If Sajida al-Rishawi is not ready for exchange for my life at the Turkish border by Thursday sunset 29th of January Mosul time, the Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh will be killed immediately," the voice in the recording says.
A spokesman for the Japanese prime minister said the government was analysing the new recording.
Earlier, Al-Kaseasbah's father told ITV News that he was "demanding" the Jordanian authorities secure his son's release.
Cottesmore in Rutland has been confirmed as the epicentre of an earthquake measuring 3.8 in magnitude which was felt across the East Midlands this evening.
It struck at 10:25pm and was felt in homes across Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincolnshire. There are no reports of any damage to property so far.
ITV News reporter James Webster has tweeted an image from the British Geological Survey showing the data of tonight's earthquake felt across the East Midlands.
The image above is taken from the monitoring station based at Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire.
The US Geological survey says the epicentre was in Cottesmore in Rutland and happened at 22:25 GMT.
The British Geological Survey says it is looking into reports of a possible Earthquake in the Leicestershire and Rutland area.
Meanwhile the tremors were felt in Grantham and Kettering.