• Explosions rock east Ukraine airport as battle intensifies


    DONETSK, Ukraine: Clashes between Ukraine’s army and pro-Russian rebels for control of a battered airport intensified on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), with explosions and heavy gunfire shaking the area throughout much of the day and at least six more people killed. The battle for Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine saw Kiev rush reinforcements to the snowy front lines, while soldiers in the area spoke of some of the worst shelling yet in the nine-month war. Fighting has flared in the region in recent days, with peace talks having stalled and a September truce in shreds.



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