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Haiti leader urges intervention

Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has called for international help to end a rebel insurgency designed to topple him. Mr Aristide made the call hours before the expiry of a deadline for the rebels to respond to a US-backed peace plan. The rebels control much of the north and have vowed to move on the capital. “Should those killers come to Port-au-Prince, you may have thousands of people who may be killed,” Mr Aristide told a news conference. The three-week-old insurgency in Haiti has left at least 70 people dead. France, the former colonial power, is also stepping up its efforts to help end the crisis. Full Story

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