Philippines agrees landmark peace deal with Muslim rebels
MANILA Oct 7 (Reuters) - The Philippine government and Muslim rebels have agreed a peace deal for the country's troubled south, President Benigno Aquino announced on Sunday, signalling an end to a 40-year conflict that has killed more than 100,000 people and crippled the region's economy.
The deal sets in train a roadmap to create a new autonomous region in the Muslim-majority areas in the south of the mainly Catholic country before the end of Aquino's term in 2016.
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