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Peace plan signed in Philippines

The Philippines has signed a framework peace agreement with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, which aims to bring to an end the 40-year conflict on the southern island of Mindanao.

The agreement, with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), outlines steps towards the creation of a semi-autonomous Muslim-majority region in the south of the Philippines, a mainly Catholic nation.

Kate McGeown reports.

  • 15 Oct 2012
  • From the section Asia