BBC News 21 August 2014 Last updated at 18:58

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Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'James Foley in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: 2012

Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer Globalpost says.

Exam results 2014GCSE grades rise, but fall in English

Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system

Ebola virus survivor Dr. Kent Brantly (C) and his wife, Amber (L) arrive at news conference at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia 21 August 2014US Ebola patients out of hospital

One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.

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