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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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Britain on way to help Yazidis but will not fire weapons

British military is on its way to Iraq to help rescue thousands of Yazidis trapped on a mountain by Islamist militants.

Tornado jets and four Chinook helicopters are en route and Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain will play a "detailed part" in the rescue operation.

But for now the UK will not fire any weapons.

Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship has this report:

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