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West to press #Russia for peace in #Ukraine

Diplomats are due to start high-level talks on how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, as pro-Russian separatists tightened their grip over the country's eastern regions.

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#Ukraine struggles to bring east under control

Pro-Russian armed rebels have dealt a blow to Ukraine's hopes of re-establishing control over the country's east, as world leaders planned four-way talks on the country's crisis.

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Pro-Russian gunmen seize Ukrainian carriers

Pro-Russian armed men reportedly take control of Ukrainian troop carriersPro-Russian armed men have taken control of Ukrainian troop carriers that were driven into the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, Reuters news agency reports.

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#Ukraine hits rebels amid civil war warnings

Russian president says neighbour is on verge of civil war Russia has said Ukraine is lurching towards a state of civil war after Kiev began military operations against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, seizing control of an airfield.

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Berlusconi ordered to do community service

An Italian court in Milan has ordered former prime minister and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi to do a year of community service following his conviction for tax fraud, Italian media reported.

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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 an American warship in the Black Sea amid diplomatic tensions between the US and Russia over Ukraine.

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#Ukraine starts 'anti-terrorist operation'

Kiev has said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists is under way, as Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of a civil war.

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#Turkey urges social media firms to pay tax

Social media firms operating in Turkey should open offices there and pay taxes, authorities have said, amid a row with Twitter which the Turkish prime minister has branded "tax evaders".

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#Ukraine deploys troops against separatists

Ukraine says the "anti-terrorist operation" will be conducted in a "responsible and balanced" manner [AP]Ukraine has launched an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian activists in eastern cities in stages, with Ukrainian special forces mobilising on the outskirts of the town of Izyum.

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Pro-Russian rebels widen campaign in #Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine and instead seized more buildings as Kiev failed to follow through on a threatened military crackdown.

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