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IS release new video with hostage John Cantlie

British IS hostage John Cantlie has featured in another propaganda video. Credit: Facebook

British IS hostage John Cantlie has featured in another propaganda video released by the militant group.

In the video Mr Cantlie talks about the executions of other British and American hostages and blames the US and UK governments of not negotiating their release.

He also described life with the other captives and said: "Unless we tried something stupid like escaping or doing something we shouldn't, we were treated well by the Islamic State."

As in previous footage Mr Cantlie appears to be speaking under duress and from a prepared script while sitting behind a desk and wearing orange clothing.

Leeds sack Darko Milanic after 32 days in charge

Championship side Leeds United has confirmed the sacking of coach Darko Milanic after just 32 days in charge of the club.

The club said Neil Redfearn will take charge of first team training on Monday morning and president Massimo Cellino apologised to the fans for the team's recent poor results.

Milanic was appointed on 23 September but did not win any of his six games in charge.

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Obama urges calm over Ebola in Weekly Address

US President Barack Obama has used his Weekly Address to urge America to stay calm over the spread of the Ebola virus.

President Obama said the response to the deadly disease needed to be based on "facts, not fear".

Mr Obama added: "We have been examining the protocols for protecting our brave healthcare workers, and, guided by the science, we'll continue to work with state and local officials to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety and health of the American people."

Scottish Labour leader questions Miliband leadership

Ed Miliband's position as leader of the Labour party has been called into question by outgoing chair of the Scottish Labour Party Johann Lamont.

The criticism is another setback for Mr Miliband with just six months to go until a General Election as ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Weiner reports:


Britain 'saddened' over Iranian woman's execution

Britain has said it is "concerned and saddened" by the execution of an Iranian woman for killing a man she claimed was trying to sexually assault her.

Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari on trial in Teheran in December 2008. Credit: Goalara Sajadieh/DPA/Press Association Images

Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood said there were "questions around due process" in the case of 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was hanged in a Tehran prison.

He also warned that such actions would not help Iran revive relations with the rest of the world.

Mr Ellwood said: "I am very concerned and saddened that (the death penalty) has been used in the case of Reyhaneh Jabbari where there have been questions around due process. Actions like these do not help Iran build confidence or trust with the international community."

Protesters march over deaths in police custody

Relatives and friends of people who died while in police custody have marched to Downing Street to demand justice for their loved ones.

Relatives and friends of people who died in police custody march to Downing Street. Credit: Alex Diaz/PA Wire

The United Families and Friends group, which organised the event, said about 300 protesters took part in the annual procession, which started in Trafalgar Square and marched down Whitehall.

Activists carried placards which read "No Justice No Peace" and banners in memory of those such as musician Sean Rigg, who died after being restrained at Brixton police station, south London, in August 2008.

The protest march was organised by the United Families and Friends group. Credit: Alex Diaz/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Deborah Coles, director for the Inquest campaign group, said the procession was an "important but poignant" day for the families.

She added: "Many families feel betrayed by a system that has let them down.The same issues repeat themselves time and again despite the empty platitudes from Government ministers that lessons will be learned."

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