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Philippines close to peace deal with rebels

Muslim rebels and the Philippine government are close to a deal on land claims, the key to ending a 40-year insurgency that has cost more than 120,000 lives, the facilitator of the talks said on Tuesday. Negotiators from Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), now in Malaysia for talks, are putting “final touches” on a preliminary agreement on the issue, Othman Abdul Razak, special adviser to Malaysia’s prime minister, told Reuters. Full Story

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