RT News - May 04, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

The number of casualties from the Ukrainian government's military crackdown in the east grows - fuelling unrest in several more cities in the region. Meanwhile, Kiev rushes to blame Russia for the tragedy in Odessa - as the southern Ukrainian city mourns dozens of anti-govenrment activists killed in a deadly inferno and in clashes with radical extremists. Tortured to death by the state - an American prisoner suffers a slow, painful execution as untested drugs are used for the lethal injection. It's reignited calls for a moratorium on capital punishment. We report from Iraq, where bloodshed and civillian deaths blight the country's first general election since U.S. combat troops moved out - a poll that shows no clear winner yet.