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Suspected mass grave excavated in Serbia

Experts have started excavating a mass grave in Serbia believed to contain at least 250 bodies of ethnic Albanians who were killed during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.

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#Ukraine ends 'Easter truce' with separatists

Russia has said it will respond if its "legitimate interests" are attacked, as Ukraine announced it had ended an Easter truce and was relaunching "anti-terrorist" operations against pro-Russian separatists on its territory.

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#France to stop citizens joining #Syria war

France has unveiled steps to stop its citizens from joining the Syrian civil war and prevent young French Muslims from posing a threat to their home country.

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Moscow warns Kiev to pull back troops

Russia insists that Kiev pull back its troops from eastern UkraineRussia has insisted that Kiev pull back its troops from eastern Ukraine as it accused Washington of distorting an agreement to ease the most serious confrontation between Moscow and the West since the end of the Cold War.

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Turkey's PM offers condolences to Armenians

Erdogan's statement is the first explicit attempt to address the killings of Armenians during World War I [AP]Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered condolences to the grandchildren of Armenians who were killed by Ottoman soldiers during World War I.

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#Ukraine orders military action in the east

Acting president orders new anti-terrorism operationUkraine's acting president has ordered a military operation against pro-Kremlin separatists in the east of the country, after the body of a local politician from his own party was found showing signs of torture.

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US backs Kiev against 'humiliating threats'

Joe Biden has told Ukraine's new pro-Western leadership that it has the backing of the US against "humiliating threats" and encouraged them to root out corruption as they rebuild their government.

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Kiev asks #Russia troops to leave east #Ukraine

Biden and acting Ukraine prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in Kiev [AP]Arseny Yatseniuk, the interim Ukrainian prime minister, says Russian special forces are operating in eastern Ukraine to undermine a presidential election due on May 25, as he called on Moscow to pull them out.

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US and Russia trade blame on faltering accord

Pro-Russia groups have refused to surrender occupied buildings [EPA]Moscow and Washington each called for more action from the other to save a troubled deal aimed at easing the crisis between Ukraine's new Western-backed government and pro-Russian separatists in the east.

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US: Russian jet made close-range passes

A Russian fighter jet has made close-range passes for more than 90 minutes near a US warship in the Black Sea amid diplomatic tensions over Ukraine.

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