Colombia-rebel peace talks announced

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In this photo released by Colombia's Presidential Office, shows President Juan Manuel Santos, center, announcing the signing of a preliminary agreement to launch peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, during a nationally televised speech from the presidential palace in Bogota, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2011. Santos said the talks would begin in early October in Oslo, Norway, and would continue in Havana, Cuba. Sitting at right are cabinet ministers and at left chiefs of the armed forces. (AP Photo/Javier Casella, Colombia's Presidential Office)Colombia and its main leftist rebel group said Tuesday they have signed an accord to launch peace talks next month aimed at ending a stubborn, half-century-old conflict that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

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