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Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens

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A Ukrainian warplane was blown out of the sky over rebel-held territory Wednesday as fierce clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents left dozens of civilians dead. 

A boy sits in a bus as he waits to leave the besieged rebel stronghold of Donetsk on August 20, 2014 in Donetsk

Fighting intensified as Kiev appeared to ramp up a deadly offensive to crush the ailing rebellion in the east ahead of a fresh round of diplomacy that will see the presidents of Russia and Ukraine meet next week for the first time in months.

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