The Taliban kidnappers of a group of South Koreans have given Seoul a further 24 hours to pull its forces out of Afghanistan. The ultimatum had been set for today but it has been extended amid reports of intense negotiations to secure the release of the 23 young Christians. After Berlin failed to withdraw its soldiers, the Taliban said it killed one of two German hostages. Afghan police say his body has been found. Germany believes one of its kidnapped nationals is dead, but of ill-health. The fate of his fellow captive is unclear.