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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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Iraq: Militants pushed back, but many still fear worst

Kurdish fighters may have pushed back the Islamic State in northern Iraq, but for many local Christians the increasing fear is that they have no future.

ITV News' Mark Austin reports from a region where civilians fear the militants' return, and blame the United States for not doing more to protect them.

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