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Colombia's president says he will hold Oct. 2 plebiscite on peace deal with FARC rebels
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's president says he will hold Oct. 2 plebiscite on peace deal with FARC rebels....

Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war
HAVANA (AP) -- Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in what has been one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts....

Rio Olympics over, final decision on Brazil president looms
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The last medals have been handed out, the athletes have all gone home and the fireworks at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium are fading into memory. Now Brazil's real drama begins....

AP EXPLAINS: How Colombia conflict developed over decades
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- As Colombia's government and leftist rebels in Havana put the final touches on a historic peace deal, The Associated Press explains how the conflict began and developed over the decades, eventually culminating in a plan to end the half-century guerrilla conflict....

AP PHOTOS: Colombia rebels relax, play soccer as peace nears
IN THE JUNGLE OF PUTUMAYO, Colombia (AP) -- It could be a sandlot soccer field almost anywhere in rural Colombia: flattened earth carved from the jungle with lopsided goalposts made of tree trunks painted the colors of the country's flag....