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article 26 January 2015 World, Ukraine
Miners at the Zasyadsko mine in 2014
Ukraine: 500 miners trapped after shell blast

Nearly 500 miners are trapped underground after a shell hit an electric substation near the site in east Ukraine, following an escalation in violence at the weekend.

video 24 January 2015 World, Ukraine

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Rebel shelling 'kills 15' in Mariupol - video

At least 15 people are killed after pro-Russian separatists shell the eastern Ukrainian port of Mariupol, says Kiev.

article 24 January 2015 World, Ukraine
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At least 30 dead as rebels 'launch attack' on Mariupol

At least 30 people are killed in heavy shelling by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, as the leader of rebel fighters says an offensive is "launched".

article 22 January 2015 World, Ukraine
News
Blame game as civilians killed in Ukraine bus stop shelling

Up to 13 people are killed when a bus stop is shelled in the rebel-held, east Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Both sides blame each other for the incident.

post 19 January 2015
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Ukrainian troops battle for Donetsk airport

New fighting has flared up around the strategically important international airport in Donetsk. Ukrainian troops have launched a counter-offensive after the pro-Russian forces claimed to have taken co

video 19 January 2015 Ukraine

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Watch the battle for Donetsk airport - video

Footage broadcast on Ukrainian television shows army troops firing at suspected rebel positions near Donetsk airport. Dozens of people have been killed as fighting escalated in the eastern region.

video 30 December 2014 World, Russia

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Navalny held at anti-Kremlin protest - video

Alexei Navalny is arrested on his way to a demonstration near the Kremlin, after a court imposed a suspended sentence on the Kremlin critic. His brother faces three and a half year in jail.

post 30 December 2014
How 2014 unfolded - in tweets

In Britain, 2014 was the year of the floods, Ukraine saw a revolution, Scotland almost went indy and the deadly Ebola struck west Africa.

article 30 December 2014 World, Russia
Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg (Reuters)
Kremlin critic Navalny arrested after breaking house arrest

Found guilty of fraud by a Moscow court, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is arrested trying to get to the protest rally that he and punk rockers Pussy Riot had urged people to attend.