France says their captors were terrorists who planned to hand them over to an al Qaeda affiliate in Mali.
The man took hostages and barricaded himself inside a grocery store on Saturday for three hours, fatally shooting a woman inside.
A hostage situation is taking place in Paris in the 10th arrondissement. Police are at the scene and said the incident does not appear to be terror-related.
The UK Foreign Office confirms David Squire was killed, but three others who were kidnapped at the same time have been freed.
Police confirmed there were no casualties
Nearly five years after they were captured in Afghanistan, a North American family have been freed.
Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife Caitlan
Loup Bureau says he is both relieved and surprised to have been freed on Friday.
Several members of staff are being held hostage at an employment office in a city in the north of the UK.
A man armed with a knife barricaded
The 82 girls were released by Boko Haram in exchange for commanders of the jihadist group.
Twenty-six Qatari hostages, including members of the ruling family, were freed on Friday after being held by gunmen in Iraq for over a year, officials say.
In a shallow grave, Philippine soldiers have found the remains of a German man beheaded by IS-linked militants Abu Sayaff last week.
The ISIL affiliated group Abu Sayyaf has released footage which appears to show a German hostage being beheaded in the Philippines.
Twenty-six Asian sailors have been freed after being held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years.
An Armenian policeman was killed on Saturday as chaos gripping Yerevan spirals increasingly out of control.
Armed men, who took nine police officers hostage in the Armenian capital Yerevan, have freed the four remaining captives.