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Shootout shreds truce

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An Easter truce in the Ukraine is in tatters after gunfight at checkpoint kills three, wounds four.

Pope remembers the hungry and poor

CELEBRATION: More than 100,000 people crammed into St Peter's Square to celebrate mass this Easter.

Pope Francis denounced ''immense wastefulness'' and called for peace in Syria in his Easter address.

Five killed in Ukraine clash

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Russian state television has reported that five people have been killed near a Ukrainian checkpoint.

Pope baptises faithful

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Pope Francis has baptised 10 people and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth".

Separatists refuse to evacuate

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A European mediator hopes to persuade pro-Russian separatists to leave seized government buildings.

Hope of end to Ukraine crisis

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The agreement designed to pull Ukraine back from the brink of civil war was brought back from the brink over a cigarette break.

Ukraine restricts entry

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Ukraine says it will impose stricter border controls on Russian men trying to enter the country.

Three dead in Ukraine

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Separatists attacked a Ukrainian national guard base, killing three, in the worst bloodshed in a pro-Russian uprising.

Snowden surprise guest

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Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance on TV phone-in hosted by Vladimir Putin.

Troops Russian, Putin admits

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Vladimir Putin rejects claims Russian special forces are formenting unrest in Ukraine but admits troops in Crimea were Russian. | Separatists take buildings

Separatists take buildings in 10 cities

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Pro-Russian separatists have taken buildings in 10 cities, as three of their number are killed by Ukranian forces.

Editor admits hearing hack

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Andy Coulson admits he listened to hacked voicemail messages left by the a government minister.

Kim's bad hair day

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Kim Jong Un's "bad hair day" riles North Korean officials.

Lada v tank: Lada wins

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Pro-Russian separatists are using any means necessary to fight Ukrainian forces - including a yellow Lada.

Ukraine fights in the east

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Ukraine has unleashed an offensive to dislodge militants from cities in the eastern Donetsk region.

They'll never walk alone

Liverpool Hillsborough disaster

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Thousands gathered at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Politicians attacked in Ukraine

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Two pro-Russian politicians have been attacked by pro-Ukrainian activists in Kiev.

Ukraine crackdown foiled

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Local police in eastern Ukraine refused to take part in sweep against pro-Russian separatists occupying buildings.

'Super rats' rampant in UK cities

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Giant mutant super rats immune to poison are invading English cities.

Russian plane buzzes US destroyer

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A Russian fighter aircraft has made repeated low-altitude, close-range passes near a US ship in the Black Sea.

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