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Ukraine repeals tough laws, army calls for 'urgent steps'

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych scrapped controversial anti-protest laws Friday but faced calls from the military to take "urgent steps" to ease the ex-Soviet nation's worst crisis since independence. 

A man uses binoculars as opposition protesters guard a road block in central Kiev on January 31, 2014

A leading protester reappeared with his face swollen and caked in blood, saying he had been tortured and dumped in a forest after vanishing more than a week ago, prompting condemnation from the European Union and the United States.

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