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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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Hostage family seek 'other pressure' on IS captors

By Damon Green: ITV News Correspondent

A family member of British hostage David Haines has told ITV News of their fears for his safety.

They understand David Cameron's position that no ransom can be paid for a British hostage.

But they wonder if any other pressure could be brought against Islamic State who are holding Mr Haines - possibly financial pressure on those backing the group who have taken him prisoner.

What concerns them most is any possibility of an escalation of the military situation.

They worry whether direct military action against IS - possibly air strikes - could have a direct impact on his safety.

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