'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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Ukrainians head to the polls for presidential election

A man casts his vote in the western Ukrainian region of Ivano-Frankivsk Credit: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Polls have opened in Ukraine's presidential elections, with oligarch Petro Poroshenko and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko the front-runners.

A woman studies the ballot paper at a polling station in Kiev. Credit: Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili

The vote has been marred by fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country which means large numbers of the electorate will not be able to cast a ballot.

People cast their votes at a polling station in Kiev. Credit: Reuters/Gleb Garanich

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