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Philippines, Muslim rebels clinch peace deal | The Huffington Post

The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group completed talks Saturday on a deal to end four decades of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of people and helped foster Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia. The accord between Filipino negotiators and the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front calls for Muslim self-rule in parts of the southern Philippines ...

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A new look at climate change | Reuters

By Mike Honda and Michael Shank The annual United Nations climate change talks, which concluded last month in Warsaw, unfortunately found little common ground on carbon. The talks broke down over the world’s richest nations’ inability to agree with the poorest on how to address the financial costs of global climate change. While disappointing, it’s not surprising. Developed countries like ...

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Priests lead ‘bike for peace’ in Mindanao | philstar.com

Hundreds of bikers led by three Catholic bishops involved in various peace-building activities pedaled through three provinces last weekend to highlight the culmination of the “Mindanao Week of Peace” and to show their solidarity with victims of super typhoon Yolanda. The bikers, led by Cotabato Bishop Orlando Quevedo, and his auxiliary, Msgr. Jose Colin Bagaforo, and Kidapawan City Bishop Romulo ...

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Philippine peace deal within weeks | The Australian

The Philippines says it has clinched a key “wealth-sharing” deal with Muslim rebels, bringing it closer to ending a decades-old rebellion that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Chief peace negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said yesterday the government was cautiously optimistic of a final peace pact within weeks after the compromise deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front following six ...

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Philippines says communist peace talks have failed | AFP

The Philippines says that peace talks with communist rebels have collapsed and a target of ending the decades-long insurgency by 2016 is impossible to achieve. Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s administration is looking for a “new approach” following nearly three years of failed negotiations and a fresh surge in deadly violence, chief government negotiator Alex Padilla told AFP. “We are at ...

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