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Nepal Rebels Hold Public Talks

Maoist rebels in Nepal have emerged in public for the first time in 16 months. They attended a meeting of mainstream political parties in the capital Kathmandu on Tuesday. Several rebel leaders discussed plans with left-wing opposition parties for holding peace talks to end their long-running insurrection. The move comes as the government tries to get the agreement of the main parties on the mechanics of holding talks with the rebels. Correspondents say the meeting has boosted hopes that the rebels are serious about the still-nebulous peace process. Full Story

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