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Serbia arrests last war crimes fugitive

Serbia arrested the last major war crimes suspect from the 1990s conflicts in former Yugoslavia today, closing what its president said was a "burdensome" page in the country's history.

The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic, Manchester International Festival: The Lowry, Salford

For the neutral observer who might have come to be entertained, enthralled, provoked, maybe even all three, entering into the Lowry for the staging of Robert Wilson's recreation of the life and death of the world's greatest – and most challenging – performance artist is not a moment without trepidation.

Jack Pitt-Brooke: Promising defender is a key man for Montenegro

In Stefan Savic, Manchester City have signed one of the most promising young defenders from one of Europe's brightest young football nations. The 20-year-old will be the first Montenegrin to play Premier League football, and has become a part of his country's campaign to play their first tournament in their own right.

Manchester City complete signing of Stefan Savic

Manchester City have completed the capture of Montenegro defender Stefan Savic from Partizan Belgrade on a four-year contract.

Amy Winehouse advised by teenager

Amy Winehouse asks her 15-year-old goddaughter for advice.

Ratko Mladic removed from UN war crimes court

Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic was removed from the UN war crimes court at The Hague today after refusing to enter a plea and disrupting the judge's attempts to read out the charges against him.

Howard Jacobson: Singing is the problem, not the drinking

Someone who can’t find anything better to do than admire and copy a rock star is a lost soul already

Former war refugee Ljubicic keeps a healthy perspective on Tour life

Having fled Bosnia as a child, the highly respected Croat will not be overawed at facing Andy Murray today

Amy Winehouse will not perform 'for years'

The troubled singer - who was booed during a shambolic European comeback performance at the weekend in Belgrade - has reportedly been retired "indefinitely" by her manager Raye Cosbert so she can concentrate on her health and well-being.

Amy Winehouse cancels two dates of comeback tour

Amy Winehouse has cancelled the next two dates of her comeback European tour following a disastrous comeback concert on Saturday night.

They know that she's no good... Amy Winehouse booed off stage in Serbia

The concert that was supposed to begin the comeback tour for Amy Winehouse turned into a fiasco on Saturday night when the troubled singer came on stage in Belgrade apparently too drunk to perform.

Mladic completes jail medical tests

Ratko Mladic has been transferred to a regular cell at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal's detention unit after completing medical tests.

Orange win makes Obreht the hottest name in fiction

The first-time novelist Téa Obreht's book The Tiger's Wife, a surreal, seductive meander through recent history in the Balkans, has turned the 25-year-old into the latest literary superstar after she was crowned the youngest winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction yesterday.

Lawrence Eagleburger: The only career diplomat to serve as US Secretary of State

Lawrence Eagleburger was one of the shortest serving Secretaries of State.

Mladic extradited to The Hague after losing appeal

Ratko Mladic arrived in The Hague last night to face war crimes charges after a Belgrade court rejected his appeal against extradition.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

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