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OSLO (Reuters) - The Philippine government and Maoist-led rebels signed an indefinite ceasefire agreement on Friday as part of efforts to end a conflict that has lasted almost five decades and killed at least 40,000 people.

The agreement extends a truce in place since last weekend for the Oslo meeting, which began on Monday and is the first formal negotiating session over the conflict since 2011.

(Reporting by Alister Doyle, editing by Gwladys Fouche)

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