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G8 agree to stamp out terror ransom payments: UK

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One of the leaders of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abdelhamid Abu Zeid, in an image released on December 25, 2012 by Sahara Media. G8 leaders have agreed to curb the payment of ransoms for hostages kidnapped by "terrorists", British Prime Minister David Cameron's office said Tuesday. (SAHARA MEDIA/AFP/File)

G8 leaders have agreed to curb the payment of ransoms for hostages kidnapped by "terrorists", British Prime Minister David Cameron's office said Tuesday.

Downing Street said the world leaders meeting at a summit in Northern Ireland would also call on companies to follow their lead in refusing to pay for the release of abductees.