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A first-hand account of deadly clashes between anti-government protestors and security forces in Kyiv, a journalist caught up in Turkey's Internet crackdown, and an Iranian man's fears for his friends on death row. Also, a Jewish settler happy to live under Palestinian rule, and the TV drama changing attitudes to sexual health in Nigeria.

Produced by Jürgen Kuhn, Florian Bohn, André Leslie, Samantha Early and Nancy Isenson

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Caught up in Kyiv's violence

As protestors and security forces clashed in Ukraine's Independence Square, DW reporter Mareike Aden found herself in the crossfire. The hotel at which she was based was considered a neutral zone during the past three months of demonstrations, but on Thursday it was fired upon and became a makeshift morgue.

Interview: André Leslie and Samantha Early

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Crackdown on coverage

With Turkey's government pushing through sweeping controls on the country's Internet, independent news websites are struggling to survive. Journalist and news website founder Serdar Akinan wants to continue his work despite increased pressure.

Report: Dorian Jones, Istanbul, Turkey

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On death row in Iran

A member of Iran's Ahwazi Arab minority, Kamil Alboshoka fled the country in 2006 after being imprisoned and tortured. After receiving word that two of his best friends had been executed this year, the human rights activist fears for the others still waiting on death row.

Interview: André Leslie and Samantha Early

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Settling for Palestinian rule

Nachum Pachenik is a Jewish settler living in the Israeli-occupied West Bank who, unlike most of his contemporaries, would be glad to live in a Palestinian state. He sees himself as part of the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Report: Marijke Peters, West Bank

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Sex education through soap opera

Writer and director Biyi Bandele is returning to his roots in Nigeria to work on a drama series about a group of young people in Lagos. Apart from its entertainment value, the series also aims to change attitudes towards sexual health.

Report: Ashley Byrne

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A portrait of India's tea sellers

Chai tea is a major part of Indian culture, with chai vendors - known locally as chai wallahs - a fixture on almost every street corner. Journalists Resham Gellatly and Zach Marks set out to document the diverse lives of chai sellers.

Interview: André Leslie

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The new face and voice of Belgium

A young French-speaking musician with Central African roots has become the symbol of a new, more self-confident Belgium. Stromae is enjoying global success in the music charts.

Report: John Laurenson, Brussels

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