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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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Donetsk: Contact lost with election monitors

European security watchdog OSCE has lost contact with one of its teams of election monitors near the eastern Ukrainian town Donetsk, where rebels are fighting with government forces.

The four-strong team were last heard from at around 6pm on Monday.

In a statement it said: "We are continuing with our efforts and utilising our contacts on the ground. The Ukrainian government as well as regional authorities have been informed."

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