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Philippines, MILF Rebels Sign Historic Peace Deal

The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group have signed a historic peace deal to formally end decades of fighting that has left over 120,000 people dead. Under the deal signed Thursday, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will give up its weapons in exchange for greater political autonomy in the mainly Muslim areas of the southern Mindanao region. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Manila, President Benigno Aquino hailed the agreement as a...

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