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Jan 19, 2013 | 14:01 GMT

Myanmar: Fighting Continues Despite Cease-Fire

Fighting continues in northern Myanmar on Jan. 19 despite the government's declaration of a cease-fire, ethnic Kachin rebels said, The Times of India reported. Myanmar President Thein Sein has made stabilizing Myanmar's ethnically diverse and historically restive borders a major priority, in no small part because these conflicts remain major obstacles to Naypyidaw's goal of attracting more foreign investment and diversifying away from dependence on Chinese support.

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