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IS releases six of 27 Druze hostages held in southern Syria

IS releases six of 27 Druze hostages held in southern Syria

The Islamic State group has released six of 27 Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack in Syria's Sweida province in exchange for a prisoner swap and ransom, a monitor said Saturday.

Court verdict in school fire tragedy shocking, say victims’ families

Court verdict in school fire tragedy shocking, say victims’ families

In a disappointing verdict, the Madras High Court has acquitted seven people and modified the sentences of two others accused in the July 16, 2004, school fire tragedy at Kumbakonam in which 94 children died and 14 were maimed for life.