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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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Welby: Islamic State violence a 'step-change'

The Archbishop of Canterbury has told ITV News Christians in the Middle East are calling for a "step-change" in response to violence led by Islamic State militants.

He said Britain had to be "cautious but immensely determined" in its approach but said on some occasions "military and intelligence experts can see that they can make a difference".

Archbishop Welby added that others in the Church had told him the region had not seen such levels of violence since the invasion of Genghis Khan in the 13th Century.

They were all saying that this is a new event - this is a great change, a step-change in what is happening and needs a step-change in our response.

– Archbishop Justin Welby

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