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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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Norman Kember: Hostage ordeal hardest for my wife

A former British hostage in Iraq has told ITV News how he was unaware of whether he would ever be released during his time in captivity.

Norman Kember was 74 when he was captured in the country, and remained imprisoned for 117 days before his rescue by the British armed forces.

He said despite his ordeal, he felt the experience was toughest on families who did not know whether their loved ones were alive or dead.

Mr Kember, a peace activist, also warned the west to be careful in its approach to "idealistic" young people potentially drawn to extremist groups such as the Islamic State.

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