Mali: Three European hostages and Malian politician Soumaila Cissé freed

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    In tonight’s edition: Kidnapped Malian politician Soumaila Cisse, French aid worker Sophie Petronin and two Italians were freed on Thursday, Mali’s presidency said, after lengthy periods in the hands of Islamist insurgents. Their release follows a tense few days as reports the Malian authorities had freed scores of suspected militants over the weekend fuelled expectations of an imminent prisoner swap.It was unclear whether or not a ransom was paid.

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