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Thailand signs peace talks deal with Muslim rebels

28 February 2013 Last updated at 12:56 GMT

Thailand's government has signed its first-ever peace talks deal with Muslim rebels aimed at ending a decades-long conflict in the south.

The deal was signed in Malaysia by the National Revolution Front (BRN), one of several groups operating in Thailand.

More than 5,000 people have been killed since the conflict reignited in the Muslim-majority region in 2004.

Naomi Grimley reports.