UK & World News
Wednesday's National Newspaper Front Pages
THE PAPERS' TOP STORIES
:: The Daily Telegraph
US captive Steven Sotloff has been beheaded by an Islamic State fighter who warned that a Briton will be the next hostage to die.
:: Daily Mail
The murder carried out by a man nicknamed 'Jihadi John' was nearly identical to the killing of another American journalist, James Foley.
:: Daily Express
The paper also reports on the chilling new threat in a video to kill a British hostage following the beheading of a second US journalist.
:: Daily Mirror
In the video, the extremist declared to the US President: "Obama, I am back".
:: The Guardian
Mr Sotloff was shown kneeling, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, and with his arms apparently bound behind his back.
:: The Times
The militant said the killing was in revenge for US airstrikes on IS targets in Iraq and made direct reference to recent raid sites.
:: The Sun
The insurgent is pictured gripping the British hostage during the video. The paper has pixelated his face.
:: The i
Steven Sotloff was beheaded after a year in captivity and his killer spoke with a British accent.
:: The Independent
The warning that a British hostage could be the next to be murdered will increase pressure on David Cameron to order airstrikes in Iraq.
:: Daily Star
Time journalist Mr Sotloff was taken hostage in Syria in August last year.
:: Financial Times
The prospect of a close vote on Scottish independence sent jitters through the City as markets reacted for the first time to the uncertainty.
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