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Women stand near soldiers wearing pro-Russian ribbons in Sloviansk, Ukraine, 16 April Ukrainian military vehicles 'seized'

Civilians block Ukrainian troops entering an eastern flashpoint town, while Nato announces it will beef up its eastern members' defences.

South African Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius looks on during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court on 16 April 2014 Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'

The girlfriend of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession, a forensics expert says, contradicting police ballistics testimony.

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China's 7.4% growth beats forecast National People's Congress exterior

China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.

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Corvette Z06 convertible refocuses attention in New York

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Children in films Great movies about children

What do the similarities in kids’ movies reveal about cinema - and us? Director Mark Cousins talks about his latest project, A Story of Children and Film.

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Skiing Downhill skiing - no snow required

Think you need to put your skis away when the snow stops falling? A new film offers an alluring glimpse into the extreme world of warm-weather forest skiing.

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Amy Mather, a young pioneer of designing with 3D printer technology How 3D printing is changing lessons

While schools look at adopting this new technology, many students are coming up with their own methods of designing real-world 3D prototypes.

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