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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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British hostage held by Islamic State is David Haines

ITV News can confirm the British aid worker being held hostage by Islamic State is David Haines.

David Haines was taken by Islamic State militants in March 2013.

The 44-year-old, from Perth, Scotland, was taken by militants while working for a non-governmental organisation in Syria in March 2013.

The father-of-two was threatened in a video showing the murder of fellow captive, US journalist Steven Sotloff.

Other news organisations in the UK have also confirmed the hostage's identity.

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