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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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Cameron: 'First we deal with desperate situation in Iraq'

David Cameron has said that the government's priority is to help the "desperate" Yazidi refugees trapped on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.

I think the first thing is to deal with this desperate humanitarian situation with people who are exposed, starving, dying of thirst on this mountainside, getting them to a place of safety.

– Prime Minister David Cameron

Mr Cameron said that Britain supported the Kurds, adding that in terms of ammunition "Britain is going to play a role in getting that to them".

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