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Russia ordered new military exercises on the border of Ukraine and warned of "consequences" after Kiev launched a deadly assault against pro-Kremlin rebels occupying the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, in an escalation of the crisis. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine, raising fears that Russian troops may move into Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukraine's president has vowed to see through the military operation, telling Russia to "stop interfering" in the former Soviet republic, and declaring that Kiev would not yield to "the terrorist threat".

A meeting between relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 and Malaysia Airlines staff descended into chaos, with police stepping in to separate both sides amid angry scenes in a Beijing hotel. Up until three weeks ago, Malaysian government and military officials held regular briefings with the relatives to update them on the search for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing on March 8. Anger mounted this week as relatives demanded the resumption of meetings with high-level government staff.

The International conference on Maritime challenges in ASEAN held in Yangon today. The disputed Spratly islands in the south china sea dominated the discussions. Sharon reports.

Myanmar Red Cross Society is organizing a week long youth camp where volunteers will update their first aid knowledge and skills so that they are able to provide assistance in an emergency. Wah Wah Khaing reports.

Efforts are underway to improve access to preschools for children across Myanmar as par to reforms to the education system. Theint Theint Aye finds out more.

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