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Myanmar Signs Peace Deal With Ethnic Rebel Groups

Myanmar's government and eight armed ethnic groups have signed a cease-fire agreement that is being hailed by officials as a major achievement, even though several other rebel armies refused to sign the deal. The country's reformist President Thein Sein attended over the televised signing ceremony Thursday in the capital, Naypyidaw, with rebel leaders and foreign diplomats from several countries looking on. "The National Cease-Fire Agreement is a historic gift from us to...

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