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The Foreign Office said it was glad British hostage David Bolam is "safe and well" after he was freed in Libya.
"We have been supporting his family since he was taken," a spokeswoman said.
"We do not comment on the detail of hostage cases. The family have asked for privacy," she added.
British teacher David Bolam was snatched by a militia group as he was shopping in the Libyan city of Benghazi, a former colleague has said.
Ged O'Connor Challis, who worked with Mr Bolam at the International School Benghazi, told the BBC that according to school staff "one of the local militias had grabbed David as he went out shopping".
Mr Bolam has since been released and returned to the UK earlier this week.
Mr O'Connor Challis said he was "very bright" and "one of the best" teachers he had come across.
British teacher David Bolam has been released after being held hostage by militants in Libya, the Foreign Office confirmed.
A spokesman from the FCO said they were happy he is safe and well after his ordeal and that he has been reunited with his family.
A call for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in Libya has been made for the country that has been torn apart by rival factions jockeying for power.
A group of 13 countries, the European Union and the United Nations issued the communique on the sidelines of this week's annual gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York.
The signatories included Algeria, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
"We call on all parties to accept an immediate, comprehensive ceasefire and engage constructively in a peaceful political dialogue to resolve the ongoing crisis, abstaining from confrontational acts that risk undermining it," the communique stated, adding: "we reject any outside interference in Libya".
A boat packed with up to 250 African migrants trying to reach European shores sank off the Libyan coast and many passengers died, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.
Only 26 people have been rescued, navy spokesman Ayub Qassem told Reuters, adding that the boat had sunk near Tajoura, east of the capital Tripoli.
"There are so many dead bodies floating in the sea," he said.
Amateur footage uploaded on Facebook appears to show the moment when a military jet crashes in the Libyan city of Tobruk.
Three people were reportedly killed and nine injured when the jet came down in a residential area of the city.
The crash happened during a military event to honour the pilot of another war plane that had crashed last week, residents said.
Forces from the Libyan city of Misrata seized Tripoli's main airport after more than a month of fighting with a rival group, a Misrata spokesman said.
The fighting in Libya is the worst since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
Libya will no longer host the 2017 African Nations Cup finals as ongoing fighting in the country delays plans to build new stadiums for the 16-team tournament, the Confederation of African Football announced.
A boat heading for Europe with around 170 illegal migrants on board has sunk off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the country's navy has announced.
Ayoub Qassem said coast guards had rescued 17 passengers and that a search for the rest was underway.