US hostage Luke Somers and SA Pierre Korkie killed during Yemen rescue bid

UK-born US journalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie have been killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a failed rescue bid. Saturday's operation was carried out by joint US and Yemeni special forces in the southern Shabwa region. US President Barack Obama condemned the "barbaric murder" of both hostages. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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