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Thousands Of Hong Kongers March For Democracy
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HONG KONG, Feb 1 : Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong´s streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests last year.

Chanting "No fake universal suffrage. I want genuine universal suffrage," the demonstrators held yellow umbrellas, which became a symbol of the earlier protests when the activists wielded them as a defense against police using pepper spray.
Ukraine: 13 Troops Killed In Fight With Russia-backed Rebels
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KIEV, Ukraine, Feb 1 :  Ukraine says 13 of its servicemen have been killed and 20 wounded in the fighting with Russia-backed separatist forces over the past 24 hours.

Security Council spokesman Vladimir Polevoi said Sunday that the fiercest battles were still for control over Debaltseve, a government-held railway hub that the rebels need to further consolidate their control in eastern Ukraine.
Carl Djerassi, Creator Of Birth Control Pill, Dead At 91
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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1: Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.

Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91.
Power Restored At Bangladesh Opposition Leader's Office
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DHAKA, Feb 1: Bangladesh restored power to the office of opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Sunday nearly a day after it was cut in a bid to force her to postpone crippling protests.

A spokesman for Zia´s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) said the power was restored some 20 hours after a technician of the state-run power agency cut the lines, sparking a hail of criticism.
Fire Wreaks Havoc In Russian University
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MOSCOW, Feb 1: Over one million historic documents have been damaged in a fire that raged through a Russian university.

The fire broke out on Friday and raged until Saturday evening, gutting 2,000 square metres (21,500 square feet) of the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION). Founded in 1918, the university holds 10 million documents, some dating back to the 16th century.
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