The Philippine rebel group Abu Sayyaf has extended the deadline by two hours for the beheading of a German hostage, who is being held for ransom in southern Philippines.
The Muslim rebel group, which recently expressed allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), told a local radio station that Stefan Okonek, 71, will be killed at 5pm local time (09:00 GMT) unless their demands were met, Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett, who is in Zamboanga City, reported.
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