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A view of a classroom of school No.57 damaged by recent shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

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Ukraine shelling hits school playground, killing at least 10 people

At least 10 people, none of them reportedly children, were killed when shelling hit a school playground in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Mana Rabiee reports.