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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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  1. Robert Moore

Video claims IS threat to 'behead a British hostage'

Perhaps most ominously from a British point of view, in the video which claimed to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, there is also now an additional threat. That it [Islamic State] will kill - behead - a British hostage, who it allegedly holds in its hands. There is real concern now for the British security services about whether the Islamic State might carry out this latest threat.

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