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Cabra feels the heat as Kosovo temperature rises

Cabra, set in rolling hills a short drive north of the divided city of Mitrovica, may be the loneliest village in Kosovo, it is certainly the most vulnerable. Though inhabited by ethnic Albanians, it is entirely surrounded by Serb villages and farms. If a new Kosovo war broke out, it would once again be in the front line.

Paperbacks: Agamemnon's Daughter, by Ismail Kadare

Written in the 1980s ice age of Enver Hoxha's regime, the two central novellas in this collection (translated by David Bellos) show the Albanian master at his minatory best, fusing the moods of Kafka and Orwell. In the title tale, a timid hack given a seat with the bigwigs for the annual parade recalls the terror that felled friends - and menaces his lover. "The Blinding Order" mines Ottoman history for a chilling fable of inscrutable tyranny and collective surrender.

Serbs dismiss Albanian talk of reconciliation

After a night of Albanian celebrations, Serbs made their feelings about Kosovo's self-declared independence known yesterday with co-ordinated protests in Serbian enclaves across the new-born state.

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Serbs opposing Kosovo's independence vented their anger and frustration on buildings belonging to the Western powers they accuse of carving the province from the heart of Serbia.

Fireworks exploded. Horns were sounded. And so the nation of Kosovo was created

"It's the biggest day for a million years!" declared an ecstatic Kosovar, celebrating his country's independence along with tens of thousands of other ethnic Albanians in Pristina last night.

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Albanian Kosovars are celebrating, but the Serbians in their midst remain fiercely hostile to an independent Kosovo, and to the EU's police and justice mission to the fledgling nation

Serbians prepare plan for Kosovo

Serbia yesterday adopted an "action plan" to be implemented if Kosovo declares independence. The plan is believed to include the downgrading of diplomatic ties with Western states and the economic blockade of the breakaway province.

President insists Kosovo will gain independence

Kosovo's president insisted yesterday that the province would gain independence in early 2008.

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Talks to find agreement on the future of Kosovo ended in failure yesterday with the Serbian and Albanian sides unable to hammer out a compromise. Mediators said the peace of the region was now at stake.

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Remarkable performances by the women's and men's double scullers and the men's pair contributed to a fine British result in the final round of the World Cup.

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The Sketch: Labour solidarity is back - and it's electrifying

It's clear the bench monkeys have been given extra training by Ms Pavlov in the Whips' Office. The Prime Minister offers some of the weakest parliamentary answers of his career and the Blonde Beast of the Front Bench presses her button. A violent charge runs through certain selected seats behind her and the occupants leap up sweeping their arms into the air, baring their teeth, shrieking, hooting, knuckling their armpits. The most faithful loyalists remove their underwear to wave their empurpled rumps. Labour solidarity is back. It's draining the national grid.

Bloody day heralds birth of Iraq's new unity government

Iraq's new unity government was approved by parliament in Baghdad yesterday in what may be the last chance to hold Iraq together as a unitary state.

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