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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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