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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Archbishop of Westminster calls for more help in Iraq

One of the leaders of faith in the UK has said that the idea of Christianity being driven out of Iraq is a horrifying prospect.

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, told ITV News that what is being done to help those trapped in the mountains is simply not enough.

ITV News correspondent Paul Davies reports on the Cardinal's plea:

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