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Nepal Maoists abandon ceasefire

Maoist rebels in Nepal have called off a four-month unilateral truce. Rebel leader Prachanda said the army, which has refused to halt military operations, was to blame for the decision to resume hostilities. Hours after the announcement three bombs went off in the towns of Pokhara and Bhairahawa. No one was hurt. There had been calls from political parties, rights groups and the UN for the rebels to extend the truce, which ended at midnight on Monday (1815GMT). Full Story

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