Phillipine flag - photo by Bisayan lady, flickrThe Philippine government and communist rebels will declare a seven-day cease-fire when they resume negotiations aimed at ending one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies.

The peace talks, to be brokered by Norway next week, will be the first formal negotiations since talks collapsed six years ago and the first time in 25 years that the rebels have agreed to a cease-fire while negotiations are being held.

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