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Philippines cancels peace talks

The Philippines Government has called off talks with the main Muslim separatist group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), after about 30 people died in an attack by the rebels on Sunday. The meeting with the MILF, which was scheduled to begin in Malaysia on Friday, was aimed at paving the way for formal peace talks. But a spokesman for the Philippines President, Gloria Arroyo, said the government was now more concerned with the hunt for the perpetrators of Sunday’s attack, on Mindanao island. Manila has offered a reward of almost $1m for information leading to the capture of rebel leaders. Full Story

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