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Milorad Pavic: Author of the experimental novel 'Dictionary of the Khazars'

A dictionary is a book that, while requiring little time every day, takes a lot of time through the years." So noted Milorad Pavic in his all-absorbing Dictionary of the Khazars (1982). This was no plain historical work about a vanquished 10th-century Caspian race. Subtitled "a lexicon novel in 100,000 words" it is divided into three sections, each arranged as a reference work, one overlapping with another so that time and space take further, even limitless twists across hundreds of years. It incorporates fable, myth, romance, a sabre manual, etymology, science, lute music, history – and purported history.

Tosic leaves Manchester United on loan

Manchester United have agreed to let winger Zoran Tosic join Bundesliga outfit FC Cologne on loan until the summer.

At last, Serbs win passport to freedom

For 18 years, they have felt like prisoners within their own borders. But today that will all change.

Nostalgic Serbs board the 8.15 to Sarajevo

After 18 years, rail link between the Serbian and Bosnian capitals reopens

Milijas draws on World Cup promise to fire-up Wolves

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Scholes admits this could be his final season with Manchester United

Paul Scholes has admitted that he is unsure whether his Manchester United career will continue beyond the end of this season.

Patriarch Pavle: Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church during the Kosovo War

Patriarch Pavle, who has died at the age of 95, was a devout and personally meek former monk, who during the 1990s found himself head of the Serbian Orthodox Church at a time of huge turmoil in the Balkans.

United deny 'cash crisis' claims after failing to land Serb

Old Trafford club accused after pulling out of £10m deal for Serbian midfielder Ljajic

Lampard rejects placenta healer

Frank Lampard is the highest-profile English player to have sought an injury cure with the mysterious horse placenta healer of Belgrade but it emerged yesterday that the Chelsea midfielder walked out after an hour's treatment with Marijana Kovacevic

Lampard joins rush to 'placenta healer'

Chelsea midfielder flies to Belgrade seeking quick fix for his torn thigh muscle

Who needs the magic sponge? Van Persie turns to new-age healer

Despite Arsenal's doubts, the striker has flown to see a Serbian doctor who treats injuries with placenta fluids

Karadzic plays for time in court debut

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic appeared before the international war crimes tribunal for the first time yesterday, but only to repeat that he needed more time to prepare his defence.

Karadzic 'to end tribunal boycott'

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will boycott his genocide trial again today but will attend a hearing tomorrow on how to get the case back on track, one of his legal advisers said.

Convicted war criminal back in Belgrade

Radovan Karadzic's successor as Bosnian Serb president left a Swedish prison yesterday and arrived in Belgrade after winning early release from her sentence for committing war crimes.

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