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Five dead as Ukraine police battle protesters in Kiev

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Ukrainian police and protesters on Wednesday engaged in ferocious clashes in the centre of Kiev, leaving five activists dead in the first fatalities in two months of anti-government protests. 

Riot police face protestors during clashes in the center of Kiev on January 22, 2014

An area in the centre of the capital was turned into a virtual war zone as protesters hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at police and the security forces responded with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets.

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