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Burmese Ethnic Groups Conclude Ceasefire Talks

Burmese ethnic groups have ended a major conference in the northern town of Laiza with a pledge to unify for ceasefire talks with the government.   The three-day conference, with representatives from 17 ethnic groups, was held at the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), the political arm of the main Kachin ethnic rebel group.   Delegates from the various ethnic groups are to attend ceasefire talks with the government next week. The national government, which ...

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