2 September 2014 Last updated at 20:10

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.


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.

Police work in front of the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center  Nashville, Tenneesee 2 September 2014Mass escape from juvenile US prison

More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and 17 are still being sought.

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