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Colombia agrees to hold peace talks with Farc rebels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has confirmed his government is holding exploratory talks with the country's largest rebel group, the Farc.

In an address on state TV, Mr Santos said he was fulfilling his "duty to seek peace". Media reports say a deal on further talks was reached in Cuba.

The Farc have been fighting the Colombian government since 1964.

Wendy Urquhart reports.