The two men were involved in the torture and execution of western hostages including American journalist James Foley and Steven Sotloff. They were part of a notorious group of four British IS members known as "the Beatles" because of their English accents. Also: Bermuda becomes the first territory to repeal same-sex marriage laws, and Twitter announces its first profit since it started in 2006.
The agreement was reached by the leaders of both the Republican and Democrat parties. US budget hawks have labelled a plan to hike defence and domestic spending by up to $300bn as a debt-ballooning "monstrosity". Also: The autonomous republic of Somaliland has banned the most severe forms of female genital mutilation, and we meet the Syrian refugee-turned-chef serving traditional Syrian food in Colombia's capital city, Bogota.
If the German coalition deal is approved - including in a vote of the Social Democrat membership - it would end months of political deadlock. Also: the influential sister of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is to attend the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea and DNA shows early Briton had dark skin and blue eyes.
The US entrepreneur launched his new rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The world's most powerful rocket lifted clear of its pad without incident to soar high over the Atlantic Ocean. Also: Rescuers in Taiwan are searching for people trapped in a partially-collapsed ten-storey hotel after a strong earthquake, and the UK celebrates 100 years since some women were granted the right to vote.
Sharp falls on Wall Street on Monday spark sell-off in Asia and Europe.
Also, Hong Kong's top court throws out jail terms against three leading pro-democracy campaigners, former North Korean bomber says Pyongyang's current diplomacy is 'fake', Ukrainian pastor helps civilians made homeless by fighting, and one of Britain's most outspoken women activists has been honoured by her descendants - in music.