RT News - May 04, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

Today's top stories and a round up of the weeks headlines here on RT. Fighting grips Eastern Ukraine, with military operations against anti-government activists underway in two cities and violent unrest shaking two more overnight. Dozens of anti-government activists are burned alive after extremists set a deadly inferno in the Ukranian city of Odessa, reportedly even beating badly injured survivors. The agony of a U.S. death row inmate shines a light on the use of untested drugs for lethal injections and reignites calls for a moratorium on capital punishment. Iraq's first general election since NATO troops pulled-out goes ahead amid a nationwide terror campaign, no party is likely to score enough votes to dominate the political landscape.