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Aceh rebels urge ceasefire talks

Separatist rebels in the Indonesian province of Aceh have called on the government to join their ceasefire. They say a temporary truce is needed to allow an effective humanitarian relief operation in the province, worst hit by the earthquake and tsunami. A spokesman for the rebels said they wanted to do all they could to minimise the suffering of the Acehnese people. The call comes a day after the government imposed travel restrictions on foreign aid workers in Aceh. The authorities say the measures are necessary because the separatists have been shooting at aid workers and attempting to kidnap them, but the rebels have denied this.Full Story

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