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Al-Qaeda-linked militants refuse to surrender arms in Philippine jail revolt

A bloody revolt at a maximum security prison, which has claimed six lives, dragged on after Al-Qaeda linked militants reneged on a promise and refused to hand over their weapons, negotiators said.Exasperated government negotiators, who earlier signed an agreement not to harm the prisoners, said they were calling off talks for the night and would return Tuesday morning. Negotiators led by Interior Secretary Angelo Reyes and Manila police chief Avelino Razon then left the prison, which was bathed in floodlights in the early evening, after failing to end the 13-hour crisis.Full Story

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