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Family of US Hostage in Yemen Pleads for His Release

The family of an American journalist held hostage in Yemen is pleading for his release in a video message after al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula threatened to kill him within three days if the U.S. government did not meet unspecified demands. Luke Somers, a British-born U.S. citizen, was kidnapped in Sanaa in September 2013. The 33-year-old photojournalist had been working in Yemen for several years. "Please show mercy and give us an opportunity to see Luke again," his...

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