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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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James Foley's mother sends message to Sotloff family

The mother of murdered US journalist James Foley has offered her support for the family of his fellow hostage Steven Sotloff, who was also killed by the jihadist Islamic State group.

Diane Foley urged the international community to act to protect the remaining hostages held by the militants, adding that the two killed men were like "martyrs".

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