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Myanmar Football Friendly Brings Together Battlefield Opponents

As most of Myanmar’s [also known as Burma's] ethnic armies maintain a fragile ceasefire with the government, some of the troops were able to let off a little steam, World Cup-style. A peace initiative is aimed at building trust between the opposing sides of one of the world’s longest-running conflicts.   In Myanmar’s Karen state, rival armies met up recently in what was expected to be a major clash.   But on this day, government troops and breakaway factions of the ethnic...

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