David Cameron has condemned as "despicable and barbaric" the apparent slaughter of a second US journalist by Islamic State extremists - as it emerged that a British hostage is also under threat.
The U.S. State Department says it is "sickened" by a video that purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, adding that the intelligence community is working to authenticate the video. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Veteran Tory Ken Clarke quits in cabinet reshuffle
Veteran Tory minister Ken Clarke has retired from Government, bringing to an end a front bench career stretching back to 1972 as David Cameron embarked upon a reshuffle of his team ahead of next year's general election.