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Burma signs ceasefire with rebels

Burma’s government has signed a ceasefire deal with Karen rebels, officials told the BBC. The agreement came at talks between officials and the Karen National Union (KNU) in Hpa-an, capital of eastern Karen state. Both sides agreed to a ceasefire, to open communication offices and to allow passage through territories, a government official said. The Karen have fought for greater autonomy for more than 60 years.

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