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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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Kurdish gains against militants fail to quell Yazidi anger

Kurdish forces say they are close to retaking the key Mosul Dam from Islamic State militants after US air strikes weakened the Islamists.

But members of Iraq's Yazidi community caught in the violence believe the international intervention has come too late.

Today many Yazidis took part in protests demanding asylum in Europe and the US.

ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports.

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