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UN-sponsored reconciliation talks to open in Somalia

MOGADISHU — Somali leaders began gathering Sunday for a three-day national reconciliation conference under UN auspices amid high security in war-shattered Mogadishu. African Union peacekeepers deployed around the parliament talks venue in the capital only recently vacated by Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents seeking to overthrow the fragile UN-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG).…