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Voters Are Deciding Extent of Muslim Autonomy in Philippines

More than 50 years of Muslim rebel violence, which has killed 121,000 and attracted the terrorist group Islamic State, came down to the ballot box this week. Voters in two cities and three other regions of the southern island Mindanao combined on Monday to ratify a law that creates the country’s strongest ever semi-autonomous Muslim region. Another province and seven more towns will cast votes February 6 to finalize ratification and help set the region’s boundaries. Though the region...

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