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Mutineers move in tanks in Madagascar

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Rebel soldiers in Madagascar have moved tanks into the country’s capital, Antananarivo.

It’s the latest move in a political crisis beginning early this year, which has seen 135 people killed. The troops mutinied earlier this week, saying they wanted to restore order in a country torn by a power struggle between the President and opposition leader. A spokesman for the mutineers said they’d use the tanks to combat any mercenaries sent against them. On Thursday, President Ravalomanana urged the army to stay out of politics. A church-led conference to resolve the crisis has been postponed indefinitely. The UN Secretary General has called for dialogue resume.