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British Hostage Beheaded in Iraq

After reviewing a video, the British government confirms that contractor Kenneth Bigley was beheaded in Iraq. In an earlier video, Bigley had pleaded for authorities to meet his captors' demands. He was abducted along with two Americans, both of whom were killed earlier. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports.

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Anthony Kuhn is NPR's correspondent based in Seoul, South Korea, reporting on the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and the great diversity of Asia's countries and cultures. Before moving to Seoul in 2018, he traveled to the region to cover major stories including the North Korean nuclear crisis and the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.