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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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Evacuation of Mount Sinjar 'still an option'

An air evacuation of refugees from Mount Sinjar is "still potentially an option for us", according to the International Development Secretary.

If there is an operation, "we will play our role", Justine Greening MP told Good Morning Britain.

Ms Greening made the remarks following an announcement by the Pentagon that a US-led evacuation was "unlikely" after an assessment of the mountain by US Special Forces found fewer refugees, and those still trapped in a better condition than first feared.

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