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Philippines says communist peace talks have failed

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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. 

Communist rebels stand in formation on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on December 26, 2010. 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.

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