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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Interview with so-called 'IS Beatles' duo. A mother has lost a High Court challenge against the UK's sharing of evidence on two suspected Islamic State fighters without seeking assurances they would not face the death penalty. Maha Elgizouli's son, El Shafee Elsheikh, and Alexanda Kotey are accused of belonging to an IS cell believed to have beheaded hostages. The two men, being held in northern Syria, may face prosecution in the US. The court ruled the UK has "no general, common law duty" to protect the men. Britain shared 600 witness statements gathered by the Metropolitan Police with the US under a process called "mutual legal assistance" (MLA). Full story

18 January

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