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Anger on streets as 'national hero' generals are jailed for war crimes

Up to 30,000 Croats took to the streets of the capital Zagreb over the weekend to protest against the jailing of two generals for war crimes in the Balkans wars on Friday.

Diary: Hugh caught short at the bar

Actor Hugh Grant's enviable scoop – bugging former News of the World hack Paul McMullan as he spilled a tinful of phone-hacking beans – was so popular it crashed The New Statesman's website yesterday. Also circulating on Twitter, however, was the piece that McMullan had craftily sold to the Mail a week previously, about how Grant happened to pop in to his pub in Dover for a swift ale, then left without paying. Grant reportedly failed to settle his £5.45 tab, and the piece is illustrated with pictures of the actor looking sheepish at the bar – his breast pocket bulging with what may or may not be a dictaphone. "We only charge £2.80 a pint and you'd have thought with his millions he could afford it," McMullan gleefully told the Mail. Yeah Paul, you got him. You got him good.

The diva, her warlord and a football fraud trial

The wife of the late war criminal Arkan is accused of stealing €4.5m in a case dividing Serbia

Worthington takes positives after letting point slip in Serbia

Serbia 2 Northern Ireland 1

Suspect 'acted alone' in airport shooting

A 21-year-old gunman who allegedly shot dead two American airmen and seriously wounded two others after boarding a military bus at Frankfurt airport was almost certainly a lone operator motivated by Islamic extremist beliefs, German investigators said yesterday.

Crawley fan charged over Munich air disaster gesture

A 19-year-old man has been charged by police after a fan of non-league Crawley Town FC allegedly mocked the Munich air disaster in a video for their official FA Cup song.

A Day That Shook The World: Manchester United plane crash

On 6 February 1958 the Manchester United football team was involved in a plane crash which left 20 people dead.

Shakespeare is Fiennes-tuned

Ralph Fiennes premieres his directing debut, an adaptation of the Bard's Coriolanus, at the Berlin Film Festival next week. Making the precarious leap from actor to director, Fiennes headed to Belgrade, Serbia in early 2010 to shoot the film, in which he takes the lead alongside Gerard Butler and Brian Cox.

Police step up search for Ratko Mladic

Police raided the Belgrade apartment of Ratko Mladic's son yesterday, after the chief UN war crimes prosecutor said Serbia is not doing enough to capture the genocide suspect who has been on the run since 1995.

After armed riot squads, Milijas can take derby heat

When Wolverhampton Wanderers eventually face West Bromwich there will be no paramilitaries doing choreographed moves in the stands or armed riot squads to police them. The players' cars should be safe from their own fans. In fact, his experience of the Belgrade derby convinces Nenad Milijas he can stay cool amid the heat of the first Black Country spat between the two sides in the top flight for 26 years. He might have to wait a few weeks to find out, however, after today's match was postponed.

Wenger calls for belief from Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has challenged his young Arsenal side to show they have the hunger for success by delivering victory against Barclays Premier League title rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford tonight.

Arsene Wenger talks up 'very important' month for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger accepts Arsenal are embarking on a "decisive time" as they look to secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with victory against Partizan Belgrade tonight and stay one step ahead in the race for domestic glory.

Troicki climbs off the floor to win epic first Davis Cup for Serbia

Serbia has a population one-ninth the size of France's and its national tennis federation operates on one-hundredth of the resources of its Parisian counterpart but it was the Balkan nation that triumphed in an extraordinary Davis Cup final in Belgrade yesterday.

Davis Cup diehards put France in driving seat

There are times when there is no substitute for experience and Michael Llodra and Arnaud Clément used all their years of know-how to put France in pole position to win the Davis Cup final in Belgrade yesterday.

Monfils gives France a flying start to final

Gaël Monfils had never won a Davis Cup rubber on foreign soil but the 24-year-old Frenchman yesterday chose the perfect occasion to break his duck. Playing the opening rubber of the Davis Cup final in Belgrade, Monfils outclassed Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic 6-1, 7-6, 6-0 in just over two hours.

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