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An armed pro-Russian militant stands at a checkpoint near Slavyansk, Ukraine. The secession referendum on 11 May, allowed the three million residents of the provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk vote on whether they want to remain part of Ukraine. Russian-speakers and supporters of Moscow have been rallying in the region since March, when a referendum on independence led to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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Ukrainian soldiers stay near of a checkpoint seized by them not far of Slaviansk, Ukraine, 02 May 2014. At least three people were killed and several were injured in clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the eastern city of Sloviansk early on 02 May. The Ukraininan Defence Ministry said that two crew members were killed and an unspecified number of soldiers were injured after separatists shot down two Mi-24 assault helicopters with surface-to-air missiles. A third, Mi-8 transport helicopter, was hit by bullets but escaped unharmed, the ministry said. 'Putin has called such an operation a criminal action. Sadly the latest developments fully support that,' says Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, and has practically destroyed the last hope for a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

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Ukrainian soldiers near the checkpoint they seized outside Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, on Friday. At least three people were killed and several were injured in clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists in Slavyansk.

An army trooper stands while manning a checkpoint at a checkpoint in Sanaa...An army trooper stands while manning a checkpoint at a checkpoint in Sanaa August 5, 2013. Britain and France extended the closure of their embassies in Yemen on Monday after a U.S. warning of a possible militant attack in the region, and the Arab state said it was stepping up security at ports and airports. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

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A soldier mans a checkpoint in Sana’a. On Monday, Britain and France extended the closure of their embassies in the Yemen capital after a US warning of a possible militant attack in the region. The Arab country has stepped up security at ports and airports. Read more

An arrested Taliban fighter is displayed...An arrested Taliban fighter is displayed to the media in Panjwai district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan on May 28, 2013. Suspected Taliban militants killed seven police in southern Afghanistan after persuading the officers to invite them into their checkpoint for dinner, officials said on Tuesday. A total of 14 Afghan police and soldiers have died over the last two days as Taliban insurgents increased attacks as part of their annual "spring offencive" launched last month. AFP PHOTO/ JANGIRJANGIR/AFP/Getty Images

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An arrested Taliban fighter is displayed to the media in Panjwai District, Kandahar Province, on Tuesday. Suspected Taliban militants killed seven police in southern Afghanistan after persuading the officers to invite them into their checkpoint for dinner, officials said. A total of 14 Afghan police and soldiers have died over the past two days as Taliban insurgents increased attacks as part of their annual spring offensive, which started last month. Read more

Somali policemen keeping an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country's capital Mogadishu on May 3, 2013. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country's Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up  around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.

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Somali policemen keep an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country’s capital Mogadishu. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country’s Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.