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May 9, 2001

Academics arrested after Ethiopian protests
Two Ethiopian academics are being held under police guard on suspicion of instigating last month's student protests in which 30 people died. Mesfin Wolde Mariam and Berhanu Nega have denied the allegations.

Harvard bows to student pay pressure
Harvard University students have ended a three-week occupation in support of a minimum "living wage" for Harvard employees after the university agreed to set up a committee to make recommendations on policies and employment practices for lower-paid workers.

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