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A view of a classroom of school No. 57 damaged by recent shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Oct. 1, 2014.

Photogallery At Least 10 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Shelling

At least four killed when shell hits playground on first day of the school year in Donetsk; none of those killed were children More

A woman walks out of a building past a board showing currency exchange rates in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 26, 2014.

IMF Cuts Russian GDP Forecast in Half

International Monetary Fund cites tensions over Ukraine, Western sanctions for decision More

FILE - A team of people puts the finishing touches on a pond, one of four they have dug over the last year as part of a community fish-farming business, in Naminya, Uganda.

EU Fish Farming Methods to Help African Food Insecurity

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lower left, attends a debate marking the reconvening of parliament after a summer recess at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, Oct. 1, 2014.

Turkey Faces Pressure Over Alleged Oil Smuggling With IS Group

Turkey's president declares battling jihadists is a top priority as Ankara faces criticism it has failed to take a clear stand against the Islamic State group More

FILE - Turkish soldiers stand guard at the entrance to the memorial site of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire, in Karakozak village, northeast of Aleppo, Syria, April 2011.

Ancient Tomb May Determine Turkey's Role in IS Fight

IS Militants advance on 700-year-old tomb of grandfather of founder of Ottoman Empire; Ankara has vowed to defend the mausoleum if it is attacked More


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Video Deadly Attacks In Donetsk Test Ukraine Peace Deal

After a series of attacks by pro-Moscow militia, Ukraine’s prime minister has accused Russia of failing to honor the cease-fire agreement signed on September 5. At least nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the last two days. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from near the frontline in eastern Ukraine, the tentative peace deal appears to be holding despite the violence.