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Myanmar Could Sign Ceasefire With Ethnic Insurgent Groups

Escalating violence between ethnic insurgents and the government in Myanmar has foreign governments concerned. The insurgents have been fighting a little-known civil war for autonomy for more than six decades. The current escalation makes some observers question whether Myanmar's new civilian government is in full control of the military, and whether Western countries were too hasty in lifting economic sanctions imposed on the former ruling military junta.
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China Pledges Reforms To Labor Camps, But Offers Few Details

China has indicated that it will stop handing down sentences to its "re-education through labor" camps, which allow detention without trial for up to four years. Many questions remain about what will happen to those currently detained and what might become of these labor camps.
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Berlusconi Plots His Comeback: 'You Italians Need Me'

Polls for next month's election show leftist parties with a comfortable lead. But attention has focused on the attempted comeback of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the man who took over when he was ousted, Mario Monti.

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