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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: More help needed for thousands at fanatics' mercy

Thousands of people remain stranded on a mountain in northern Iraq at the mercy of Islamist fanatics, despite the heroic efforts of helicopter crews witnessed first hand by ITV News.

As Senior International Correspondent John Irvine explains, Yazidis trapped on the mountain faced boiling conditions with no food or water and still need more international help to save them from the militants who hope to wipe them out.

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