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Odessa unrest flares anew as Kiev blames deaths on Russia

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Unrest in Ukraine spread to the south as thousands of pro-Russian protesters attacked Odessa's police headquarters after a fire killed dozens of their comrades, in violence Kiev charged was a Russian plot to "destroy" the country. 

A man with his children stands near a trolleybus which was burned overnight during fighting between pro-Russian militiants and Ukranian troops on May 4, 2014 in the eastern Ukranian city of Kramatorsk

Increasing tension in the southern port city threatened a new front in the Ukrainian government's battle against pro-Moscow militants, with an expanded military operation under way in the east against gunmen holding more than a dozen towns.

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