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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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Yazidis flee from Iraq to Syria in search of safety

Scores of men have been massacred by Islamist extremists in a village in Iraq because they refused to become Muslims, according to Kurdish officials.

They said 80 members of the Yazidi minority in Kocho near Sinjar in northern Iraq had been killed, while the women and children were abducted. At least 100 families have reportedly fled the area.

ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports.

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