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Russia's 'threat' dominates headlines

The crisis in Ukraine continues to dominate front pages, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Russia has taken the world "to the brink" by giving its neighbour until dawn on Tuesday to surrender or face "all-out war".

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Image caption The Metro also reports the latest from Crimea, saying that the ultimatum came from a commander of Russia's Black Sea fleet, which is based in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol. The Kremlin denied issuing the deadline, the paper says.
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Image caption The Times suggests that the crisis could spread to other regions, in light of the fact that demonstrators calling for autonomy from Kiev stormed local government buildings in Ukraine's south and east.
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Image caption The Daily Telegraph suggests the British government could rule out trade sanctions against Russia over fears the move could damage the global economic recovery. Much of Europe depends on Russian oil and gas, it says.
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Image caption The Guardian says the situation has opened a rift between the US, which wants a tough line on Moscow, and Europe, which fears the economic fallout of moves such as ejecting Russia from the G8 group of major industrialised nations.
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Image caption Economic consequences of Russia's military intervention in Crimea are already being felt in Moscow, according to the Financial Times. Fears of war sent stocks tumbling by 10% and the rouble hit an all-time low, the paper says.
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Image caption The day's other major story - the start of the trial in South Africa of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius - leads the Daily Star. The double amputee denies murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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Image caption The Daily Mail reports the arrest of one of David Cameron's aides on suspicion of an offence relating to child abuse imagery. A No 10 spokesman has confirmed that Patrick Rock was detained after Downing Street alerted police to concerns.
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Image caption The i reports the finding that an Army corporal who had accused two soldiers of rape was harassed by colleagues before being found hanged in her barracks. It says the coroner ordered a review into the Army's care for vulnerable soldiers.
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Image caption The Sun elevates one of its page three models to the front page to launch a campaign to encourage people to check their breasts for lumps. The paper is supporting a cancer charity.
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Image caption New guidance suggests eight in 10 men aged over 50 should be prescribed statins, the Daily Express reports. The paper says the proposal is for half of all women aged over 60 to get drugs to reduce their strokes and heart attack risk.
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Image caption Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has told party members to prepare for five more years of coalition government, the Independent reports. The deputy prime minister is increasingly confident his party will remain in office, the paper says.