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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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Cameron pressed to recall MPs over Iraq crisis

David Cameron is coming under pressure to recall Parliament amid growing unrest at the humanitarian crisis engulfing Iraq. Bournemouth West MP Conor Burns said the Government's response so far, of ruling out military intervention and airdropping supplies, was "not strong enough".

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