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Sri Lanka rebels fight on; emergency rule extended

Sri Lanka's nationwide state of emergency has been extended until Dec. 17 to combat guerrilla attacks and prevent a recurrence of ethnic violence in which nearly 400 people were killed.

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Parliament Monday night voted 130-0 for the extension after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vincent Perera said guerrilla violence was continuing in several provinces.