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Colombia's FARC rebels end ceasefire

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Colombia's FARC rebels announced Sunday the end of a two-month unilateral ceasefire declared in November at the outset of talks in Cuba aimed at ending Latin America's longest-running insurgency. 

FARC chief negotiator Ivan Marquez announces the end of a two-month unilateral ceasefire, on January 20, 2013, at the Convention Palace in Havana. The ceasefire had been seen as a goodwill gesture to facilitate peace talks in Cuba.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had said they were willing to extend the ceasefire, due to expire at midnight on Sunday (0500 GMT Monday), if the Colombian government agreed to a bilateral truce.

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