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South Korea Confirms Death of Hostage Held in Iraq

South Korea's government says the remains of a South Korean hostage have been found, after he was beheaded Tuesday by an Iraqi militant group with ties to al Qaeda. The kidnappers killed Kim Sun-il, a 33-year-old contractor, after South Korea rejected the group's demands that it cancel plans to deploy troops to Iraq. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.