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Nepal government, rebels to sign ceasefire pact

Nepal’s multi-party government and Maoist rebels will sign a permanent ceasefire deal as part of a comprehensive peace accord on Thursday, the chief of the state’s peace committee said on Sunday. Peace hopes have grown in the Himalayan nation since the two sides announced a temporary truce in April after King Gyanendra relinquished power following mass street protests. The government and rebels also signed a power-sharing pact last week in which the Maoists will place their weapons under U.N. supervision and join an interim administration by Dec 1. Full Story

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