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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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UK humanitarian aid to arrive in Iraq Wednesday

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The Department for International Development has announced that a humanitarian aid delivery on a commercial flight from Dubai is expected to land in Irbil on Wednesday.

The flight is carrying similar cooking equipment and supplies that was delivered to Iraq over the weekend, the DFID said.

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