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Memorial service held for IS victim Steven Sotloff

Nearly 1,000 mourners including relatives, friends and politicians, have attended a memorial service in Florida for US journalist Steven Sotloff, who was killed by IS militants.

The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday showing the murder of Mr Sotloff.

He is the second American journalist to be beheaded in two weeks over the group's confrontation with the US over air strikes in Iraq and its foreign policy.

Footage of James Foley being beheaded on August 19 shocked the world.

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Sotloff worked for Time and Foreign Policy magazines

The journalist claimed to have been murdered by Islamic State extremists was a freelancer Time and Foreign Policy magazines and had last been seen in Syria in August 2013.

He appeared in a video released online last month by the IS group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.

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