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John Cantlie, a freelance journalist, was kidnapped by Isis in November 2012

John Cantlie: British hostage appears in new Isis video warning the West is heading towards 'Third Gulf War'

Mr Cantlie appeared to be reading from a script during the seven-and-a-half minutes of footage

People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, October 16,

Iraq crisis: 'At least 50 killed' in wave of terrorist attacks across Baghdad

Isis have claimed responsibility for one bombing and could be behind others

Philip Hammond said that ministers are considering the surprise move in response to hundreds of young Britons joining Isis

Isis fighters returning to Britain could face treason trial, says Philip Hammond

500 UK citizens believed to be fighting for Isis

A woman wears a kippah, the traditional Jewish headdress, as she takes part in a demonstration in Berlin

Israeli expats stir up trouble by urging others to join them in Berlin - and enjoy lower food prices

Outrage as economic discontent sees Jews give up on the Zionist dream and relocate to the birthplace of the Nazi party

A Kurdish mother and son in the besieged town of Kobani

War with Isis: No evidence militants have seized any chemical weapons in Iraq or Syria, claims Pentagon

New reports about a lingering stockpile may intensify anxiety in Congress about President Obama’s strategy to target the Islamists

The marine was shot during a reconnaissance in the Helmand Province

Video: Marine saved by helmet after Taliban sniper attack

The marine was shot during a mission in the dangerous Helmand Province last year

There are unconfirmed reports that the men were beheaded, although Isis have also been known to crucify people

Isis 'behead their own fighters' for spying and embezzlement in Syria

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says militants were killed in Al-Bukamal

Former Tory minister Sir Alan Duncan

Sir Alan Duncan's 'apartheid' attack on Israel settlement building angers Jewish groups

Sir Alan described Israeli settlement building as an ‘ever-deepening stain on the face of the globe’

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby backs military action

Fighting Isis must be ‘battle for social justice’, says Archbishop of Canterbury

Most Rev Justin Welby supports military action in Iraq and hopes it creates ‘just peace’

The latest propaganda video released by Isis
Thick smoke rises following an air strike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, Syria, while fighting continued between Syrian Kurds and Isis militants

NUS motion to condemn Isis fails amidst claims of islamophobia

National Union of Students split by "identity politics" furore

Iraq's 'hidden' chemical weapons: US 'covered up' discovery of chemical weapons after 2003 invasion – with many are now in Isis’s hands

Around 5,000 chemical warheads and bombs ‘were found – but kept secret’

A man named as Ron pictured with a Kurdish fighter in Iraq

Dutch Motorcycle Club members 'join Kurdish fighters battling Isis' in Iraq

Three No Surrender bikers are reportedly near Mosul

Barack Obama speaks at a meeting with more than 20 foreign defence chiefs on 14 October

'The world is against Isis,' Barack Obama says as international coalition forms strategy

The US President met with representatives from 20 countries on Tuesday

A black flag belonging to Isis is taken down after it was symbolically raised on top of a hill two weeks ago in Kobani, Syria

Isis in Kobani: Black flag is torn down as Kurdish fighters capture hill overlooking Kobani in symbolic victory over militant group

Kurdish advance was made following a series of US-led coalition air strikes on Isis positions in and around the besieged town

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Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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