Colombia and FARC to sign peace deal 2.0

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Colombia's government will sign a new peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, after a previous deal was rejected in a referendum last month.

President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC chief Rodrigo Londono are to sign the agreement in Bogota's Colon Theatre on Thursday at 11am (1600 GMT), a statement released by government peace negotiators said.

In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, Santos said: "We have the unique opportunity to close this painful chapter in our history that has bereaved and afflicted millions of Colombians for half a century."

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