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'More than 50 killed' in Donetsk fighting

Pro-Russian rebels have said the death toll during two days of fighting in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk has now risen to 50. Ukraine's military launched a strike on rebels who had taken the international airport in the eastern city.

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Petro Poroshenko 'wins Ukraine election'

Tycoon Petro Poroshenko made his fortune in the chocolate industry. Credit: REUTERS/Mykola Lazarenko

Businessman Petro Poroshenko has won an outright first round victory in Ukraine's presidential election with 55.9 percent of the vote, exit polls have indicated.

The confectionery magnate, who is known as the "Chocolate King", was well ahead of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in second place with 12.9 percent in the poll.

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