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Colombia to Pardon 30 Rebels as Peace Deal Looms

The Colombian government says it is granting pardons to 30 jailed members of the Marxist rebel group known as FARC - a confidence building gesture as it negotiates a treaty with rebels to end more than five decades of war. The move, announced Sunday in Bogota, is the latest in a series of preliminary agreements unveiled in recent months as negotiators from both sides meeting in Havana close in on a peace deal. President Juan Manuel Santos has set a target date of March 2016 for a final...

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