RT News - April 24, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Five members of the self-defence force and one police officer are killed as Kiev cracks down on anti-government protesters in East Ukraine, stoking fears the country is on the brink of a civil war. Vladimir Putin says Kiev re-launching its offensive is a crime against the people - this just hours after the U.S. President blames Moscow for not abiding by the Geneva roadmap to peace. The UK government could allow corporations to pump shale gas under people's land - without fear of legal consequences.