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Philippines Rebels Begin Laying Down Arms

Muslim rebels in the Philippines have started the process of laying down their arms as part of a one-year old peace pact that is currently hitting snags in the country’s legislature. A reading from the Quran greeted the 145 fighters who filed into a muggy gymnasium and sat at a row of computer terminals manned by government workers.  The Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) rebels were here to officially start the integration into society of more than 10,000 of their...

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