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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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Nato official: We must do more to support Iraq

A Nato official has told ITV News the alliance needs to do more to support Iraq's building up of security forces as the country battles the Islamic State.

The Nato summit is being held in south Wales this week. Credit: Reuters

The official said Nato would consider "very seriously" any request from Iraq for support, adding that the organisation "already has experience with training Iraqi security forces".

He added that Nato will launch a "defence capacity building initiative" at the upcoming summit in Wales "so that we can project stability without always projecting large forces”.

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