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April 20, 2014 05:17
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‘Easter truce’ broken: Five deaths reported in overnight checkpoint raid in E. Ukraine
Five people have been killed in a gunfight in Slavyansk, a city in eastern Ukraine held by anti-government protesters. The fatalities include three protesters and two attackers, who are believed to be from the Right Sector paramilitary. 1527
Video screenshot Russia on Eastern Ukraine shooting: Kiev must fulfill Geneva de-escalation pledge
The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed outrage over the deadly gun battle on Saturday night in the protester-held city of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine. It said Kiev must deliver on its commitment to de-escalate the violence. 303
Ethiopian Orthodox worshippers hold candles during the Holy Fire ceremony at the Ethiopian section of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, April 19, 2014.(Reuters / Nir Elias) UN envoy slams Israel’s ‘unacceptable’ police handling of ‘Holy Fire’ ritual in Jerusalem
Israeli police reportedly blocked a top UN diplomat, alongside other diplomats and Palestinians, entrance to a pre-Easter Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which Israeli authorities called a ‘micro-incident.’ 278
Screenshot from youtube.com @RussiaToday Spectacular fireball from space explodes over Russian city (VIDEO)
A suspected meteorite explosion has been recorded by citizens of the northern Russian city of Murmansk. 63
People wave Brittany flags during a demonstration for the reunification of the Loire-Atlantique region to the region of Brittany on April 19, 2014 in Nantes, western France. (AFP Photo / Jean-Sebastien Evrard) Thousands rally for France’s Brittany reunion and greater autonomy
Nantes residents in France’s west rallied for their city’s reunification with Brittany where it historically belonged, and the greater autonomy of the area. 35
Pakistani rescuers use excavators to pull a tractor-trailer from a passenger bus after an accident in the town of Sukkur, 425 kilometres north of Karachi in the southern province of Sindh on April 20, 2014.(AFP Photo / Shahid Ali) At least 42 dead in Pakistan road accident
A bus going to Karachi has crashed into a tractor trolley in Pakistan, with at least 42 people killed and 17 wounded, according to police. Women and children were among the dead. 8
Officers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (AFP Photo / Joe Klamar) Japan ratchets China tension by building radar near disputed islands
Tokyo is likely to provoke wrath from Beijing after starting work on a new radar station close to the disputed Senkaku, or Diaoyu Islands, that have soured relations between the two Asian powerhouses in recent years. 57
Worshippers look on during an Orthodox Easter service at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, April 19, 2014. (Reuters / Maxim Shemetov) ‘Christ is Risen’: Christians celebrate Easter worldwide (PHOTOS)
Christians worldwide are celebrating Easter this Sunday, marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year, the joyous day falls on the same date for both Eastern and Western churches. 59
Reuters / Mushtaq Muhammed ​Leaked inspectors report: UK schools discriminate against non-Muslims
Schools in the UK city of Birmingham are discriminating against non-Muslim students, practice forced sex segregation and invite extremists to promote Islamic values among the children, says an official report leaked to The Telegraph. 231
US soldiers stand  in front of a Patriot missile battery at an army base in the northern Polish town of Morag (AFP Photo) ​Pentagon mulls deployment as Poland asks for 10,000 troops
The Pentagon may deploy more ground troops in Poland, although the number may be much smaller than what the eastern European NATO member wants to see. Washington is seeking to reassure allies amid fears of a Russian aggression. 556
Family members of missing passengers from the capsized passenger ship Sewol, which sank in the sea off Jindo, rest as they wait for news from the rescue team, at a gym in Jindo April 20, 2014. (Reuters / Kim Hong-Ji) Death toll in S. Korean ferry disaster rises to 64 as divers find more bodies
Divers have recovered more than two dozen bodies from the South Korean ferry that capsized on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 64. Almost 240 people, most of them high school students, are still unaccounted for. 11
Men wearing military fatigues ride on armoured personnel carriers (APC) in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on April 16, 2014. (AFP Photo) Kiev military op in eastern Ukraine LIVE UPDATES
Kiev’s troops remain in eastern Ukraine as the OSCE mission starts its work on “de-escalating” the situation on the ground. Anti-government protesters are unwilling to leave the seized buildings, demanding that the troops are pulled out first. 1363
Reuters / David Moir Britons’ privacy at ‘real risk’ from weakly-regulated street cams – watchdog
Britain’s ‘surveillance society’ increasingly functions in ways the public is unaware of. An abundance of CCTV – and roadside – cameras misleads the public as to the true nature and scope of government snooping, the surveillance watchdog says. 16
Reuters / Andreea Campeanu UN: South Sudan has one month left before worst starvation in recent African history
South Sudan – the world’s youngest country, will face one of the most devastating famines to date in a matter of weeks, if radical action to alleviate widespread hunger isn’t taken before the planting season, UN agencies have been saying in April reports. 20

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