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Controversial aircraft carrier being built in Ukraine

The CONTROVERSIAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER Varyag, under construction in the Ukrainian port of Nikolayev. Ukraine has denied Russian reports that it is selling the vessel to China for dollars 2.4bn ( pounds 1.3bn), though a Ukrainian spokesman said the shipyard had received offers from several foreign countries. The ship, jointly owned by Ukraine and Russia, is due to be completed next year Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP

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