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April 23, 2001

Students held in detention camps
Thousands of Ethiopian students are being held in detention camps following last week's riots in Addis Ababa in which 39 people died and 250 were wounded. The students were peacefully demonstrating for academic rights before rioting broke out.

Rector wins parliament post
Danish historian Henrik Tvarnø, rector of the University of South Denmark, Odense, has been appointed administrative director of Folketinget, the Danish parliament.

CNN obtains Tiananmen document
A document detailing attempts to find a compromise to end the 1989 confrontation between pro-democracy students and the hardline government of Deng Xiaoping, which led to the Tiananmen Square bloodbath, has been obtained by CNN.

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