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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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Baroness Nicholson: Iraq 'another Gaza situation'

Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Nicholson has told ITV News any military intervention involving Britain in Iraq should not be done with Nato and "certainly not alone".

Lady Nicholson, who leads aid efforts with the AMAR Foundation in the country, said "saving lives must be the absolute top priority".

She said financial help was needed to aid civilians on the ground, who were facing "another Gaza situation".

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