An Easter truce in the Ukraine is in tatters after gunfight at checkpoint kills three, wounds four.
Pope Francis denounced ''immense wastefulness'' and called for peace in Syria in his Easter address.
Russian state television has reported that five people have been killed near a Ukrainian checkpoint.
Pope Francis has baptised 10 people and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth".
A European mediator hopes to persuade pro-Russian separatists to leave seized government buildings.
The agreement designed to pull Ukraine back from the brink of civil war was brought back from the brink over a cigarette break.
Ukraine says it will impose stricter border controls on Russian men trying to enter the country.
Separatists attacked a Ukrainian national guard base, killing three, in the worst bloodshed in a pro-Russian uprising.
Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance on TV phone-in hosted by Vladimir Putin.
Vladimir Putin rejects claims Russian special forces are formenting unrest in Ukraine but admits troops in Crimea were Russian. | Separatists take buildings
Pro-Russian separatists have taken buildings in 10 cities, as three of their number are killed by Ukranian forces.
Andy Coulson admits he listened to hacked voicemail messages left by the a government minister.
Kim Jong Un's "bad hair day" riles North Korean officials.
Pro-Russian separatists are using any means necessary to fight Ukrainian forces - including a yellow Lada.
Ukraine has unleashed an offensive to dislodge militants from cities in the eastern Donetsk region.
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Thousands gathered at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.
Two pro-Russian politicians have been attacked by pro-Ukrainian activists in Kiev.
Local police in eastern Ukraine refused to take part in sweep against pro-Russian separatists occupying buildings.
Giant mutant super rats immune to poison are invading English cities.
A Russian fighter aircraft has made repeated low-altitude, close-range passes near a US ship in the Black Sea.