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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Bomb disposal experts to tackle devices at Mosul Dam

A Kurdish bomb disposal expert at Mosul Dam has told ITV News that his team will have to tackle "many" explosive devices along the base of the dam before the area can be declared safe.

Speaking to ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray -who is at the dam - the expert said that the booby-traps aren't enough to cause major structural damage but will have to be tackled one at a time by his men.

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