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Father of British IS Hostage Dies after Pleading for Son's Release

The father of a British journalist held hostage by the Islamic State has died, weeks after pleading from a hospital bed for the extremist Islamist group to release his son. Paul Cantlie died last week from "complications following pneumonia," his family announced Tuesday. November will mark two years since the abduction of his son John Cantlie, an independent photojournalist captured in northern Syria. He appeared in a video released by the Islamic State in September, gaunt...

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