Hague: 'Too soon to link Algeria hostage crisis to Mali'

ITV News Europe Correspondent Emma Murphy has asked the Foreign Secretary if the speed of the Algerian hostage crisis is surprising, so soon after the French action in Mali.

William Hague said he "would be cautious in ascribing this, at this stage to the French intervention in Mali."

Saying that, "usually operations like this take longer to plan."

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Fourth Algeria victim named

A fourth British victim of the Algerian siege was named today as efforts continued to repatriate their bodies. The Foreign Office issued a statement from the family of Sebastian John which said he would be eternally missed.