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Qatari hostages held in Iraq since 2015 freed - Al Jazeera TV

DOHA, Apr 21 (Reuters) Qatari citizens held hostage in Iraq by unidentified gunmen since 2015 have been freed and handed over to the Iraqi interior ministry, Qatar-based al-Jazeera reported today.
The satellite channel gave no further details on the release of the hostages, who were seized by gunmen in December 2015 while on a hunting trip near the border with Saudi Arabia.
An Iraqi security official later said Iraq would hand over the 26 hostages to Qatar's ambassador to Baghdad.
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Saudi Arabia to host first fashion week in March

21 Feb 2018 | 7:49 PM

Dubai, Feb 21 (UNI) Saudi Arabia will host next month its first ever Arab Fashion Week, overturning its conservative policies on arts and entertainment.

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Coalition government in Sri Lanka to carry on

21 Feb 2018 | 7:10 PM

Colombo, Feb 21 (UNI) The National Unity government in Sri Lanka will continue, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced in Parliament on Wednesday, removing uncertainty over the future of the country's first postwar administration.

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UNESCO reiterates its commitment to promote language on Mother Language Day

21 Feb 2018 | 6:29 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, Feb 21 ( UNI) The UNESCO has marked the 19th International Mother Language Day with the reiteration of its commitment to defend and promote languages across the world.

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'Grades and test scores not going away soon'

21 Feb 2018 | 6:08 PM

New York, Feb 21 (UNI) The Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, Carol Dweck, says while grades and test scores are “not going away any time soon,” they do not tell us what students are capable of achieving in the future.

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Bangladesh, West Bengal celebrate Mother Language Day on border

21 Feb 2018 | 5:58 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, Feb 21 ( UNI) International Mother Language Day has emerged as a perfect occasion in Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal to leave behind difference and celebrate Bengali as a language that binds people from both sides.

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