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The authorities had recently released two political prisoners.
The hostages are due to be released at 2 p.m. today.
He was released from prison in July.
Two men were arrested and then released on bail.
Cooking the grain will release the starch from the outside coating.
Oxygen from the water is released into the atmosphere.
Managers have released few details from yesterday's meeting.
These are the first police accident statistics to be released.
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