War In The Balkans: Timetable

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Saturday 3 April

5pm BST: The BBC says it has received video pictures that appear to confirm accounts of Serb atrocities in Kosovo

5.30pm: Britain says the international community should set up a sanctuary in Macedonia for refugees

5.30pm: Macedonia announces it won't accept any more refugees unless they can go on to other European countries

6pm: Nato destroys a second bridge over the Danube, linking Novi Sad with Sremska Kamenica

6pm: Nato says a force could go into Kosovo to return refugees ahead of President Milosevic signing peace agreement

6.51pm: Italy and France back Russia's proposal for a conference of the world's powers on Kosovo

7.30pm: Clinton administration declares: "No target is off-limits"

8pm: Pentagon says Nato has no plan to use ground forces

Sunday 4 April

4.30am: Nato strikes another three locations in Belgrade, and several targets in central Serbia

8.31am: Nato says more than one million Kosovo Albanians have been uprooted from their homes and are trapped inside the province

8.50am: Russian reconnaissance ship Liman, sails through Turkey's strategic Dardanelles strait

9.50am: Pope John Paul II opens Easter Day mass with a call to pray for the "martyred" Balkans

11.30am: The Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, says Macedonia has agreed to the setting up of an internationally run sanctuary for 100,000 refugees

12.50pm: Western nations renew their warning to Mr Milosevic not to try to destabilise the government in Montenegro

1pm: Nato pledges to step up its missile strikes to cripple military.

2.30pm: Nato says it has reports that Ibrahim Rugova, the moderate ethnic Albanian leader, is being held by Serb forces in his house in Pristina

4.45pm: US says it is deploying helicopter gunships to the conflict

6pm: Britain says it is ready to give temporary accommodation to some of the refugees

6.20pm: Air-raid sirens in Belgrade. Yugoslav media said at least three people, were killed and 21 injured in weekend attacks

10.20pm: CNN reports loud explosions in city of Novi Sad.

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