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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's daughter: I just want my Daddy home

The daughter of a British man taken by Islamic State militants has spoken of her anguish.

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

The 17-year-old posted a series of emotional messages online describing her "tough year" without her father.

She said her father is her "hero" and the biggest influence on her life.

The teenager also expresses regret that she did not spent more time with him before his imprisonment.

News that her "Daddy's coming home" would make her happy, she adds.

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