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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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PM 'does not need permission' to act militarily in Iraq

Conservative former Defence Secretary Liam Fox has told ITV News Britain has been "slow to react" to the crisis in Iraq.

Mr Fox told Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship David Cameron should increase Britain's involvement in the conflict, and suggested he doesn't necessarily need Parliament to be recalled to do so.

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