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Philippine peace breakthrough

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KUALA LUMPUR - The Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group has agreed to decommission its forces, part of a peace agreement aimed at ending more than four decades of insurgency in the country's troubled south. 

Philippine government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel Ferer shakes hands with MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal at talks in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. (Reuters Photo)

The agreement on normalisation, signed in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, calls for Muslim self-rule in parts of the southern Philippines in exchange for a deactivation of rebel forces by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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