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Islamic State 'kills US hostage'File photo: US journalist Steven Sotloff in this undated handout photo

An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.


Breaking newsAshya King parents leave Spain jail

The parents of Ashya King have been freed from a Spanish prison after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant, the BBC learns.

Jennifer LawrenceCelebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple

The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.

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  • RihannaCloud caution

    After celebrity leaks, what can you do to safeguard your photos?


  • Cesc FabregasFair price?

    Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?


  • Woman and hairdryerBlow back

    Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?


  • Rack of lambFavourite feast

    Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?


  • Members of staff at James Stevenson Flags hold a Union Jack and Saltire flag UK minus Scotland

    Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?


  • Women doing ice bucket challengeChill factor

    How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?


  • Women in front of Windows XP posterUpgrade angst

    Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system


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