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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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Thousands of Yazidi refugees flee Islamic State in Iraq

Thousands of people are still fleeing for their lives from Islamist fighters in northern Iraq.

More than 30,000 Yazidi refugeeshave left Mount Sinjar where they were trapped by members of the Islamic state, who claim they have captured the town of Jalawah.

ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Weiner reports.

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