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US journalist released from Syria 'overwhelmed with emotion'

A US journalist released earlier this week after almost two years of imprisonment in Syria said he was "overwhelmed with emotion" because of the attention he has received upon returning home.

Peter Theo Curtis, 45, was captured in 2012 by Nusra Front and was only released on Sunday.

He said: "I suddenly remember how good the American people are, and what kindness they have in their hearts."

Meanwhile, Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, who is suspected of fighting with Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria, has been killed in the Middle East, a US security official has said.

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President Obama appears poised to intervene in Iraq

President Barack Obama appears poised to intervene in Iraq, less than three years after US forces pulled out of the country.

The White House has committed to an initial humanitarian response with thousands of religious minorities trapped on Mount Sinjar after fleeing surging Islamist militants.

But, as ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports, the president is pondering taking more decisive methods of intervention in the crisis.

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