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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 keeps options open on Iraq rescue mission

David Cameron did not rule out sending in forces to help rescue displaced people stranded on Iraq's Mount Sinjar, saying UK plans in the region are "flexible".

However, the Prime Minister said it was "good news" that a US-led mission found that the situation for refugees on the mountain was not as bad as had been feared.

"It's a complicated humanitarian mission, we need to make sure we have good information," said Cameron, speaking from an airfield in Wiltshire today.

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