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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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Helicopter crash latest setback for suffering Yazidis

Thousands of Iraqi refugees suffered a cruel setback today when an aid helicopter crashed on the top of Sinjar Mountain, where many Yazidis are trapped.

A pilot died and several children were among the injured when the aircraft crashed shortly after delivering aid to refugees who have been forced to flee their homes in northern Iraq as Islamic State militants continue their advance.

ITV News Senior International Correspondent John Irvine reports.

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