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‘Podium potential’ cash opens new doors for brilliant distance runner

250 ethnic Albanians found in mass grave

A mass grave believed to contain the bodies of at least 250 ethnic Albanians killed in the 1998-99 conflict in Kosovo has been uncovered in Serbia.

30 years after his death, Tito's legacy lives on in the Balkans

Depending on who you speak to, he was a "magician of self-promotion" or a man who triumphantly led the former Yugoslavia during its golden years. His critics talk disdainfully of his love of Cuban cigars and whiskey – but his supporters say that everything he had belonged to the people. On the eve of the 30th anniversary of his death, the legacy of Josip Broz Tito remains a topic of keen debate.

A land soaked in sunshine...and sorrow

Its troubled past is unavoidable, but new tours of Serbia offer rich rewards, says Adrian Mourby

The Serbian boy, 12, getting death threats for his blog

A geeky boy with wire-rimmed spectacles, outdated haircut and slightly shiny pinstriped suit seems an unlikely target for irate Serbian nationalists.

Bedroom Farce, Duke of York's, London<br/>Taking Steps, Orange Tree, Richmond<br/>Behud, Belgrade, Coventry

A brace of Ayckbourn revivals shows the author's flair for comedy that is both touching and in touch

Behud, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Secular Sikh playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's last stage play, Behzti ("Dishonour"), started a riot at the Birmingham Rep in 2004 when religious Sikhs stormed the theatre in protest against fictitious scenes of rape and violence perpetrated in a holy temple and forced the play's withdrawal.

First Night: Behud <i>(Beyond Belief)</i>, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Bhatti revisits drama that became a crisis

Stage scandal revisited: Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's new play

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's last play started a riot. Will her follow-up be equally controversial?

Petar Borota: Flamboyant goalkeeper who kept the fans entertained during a fallow period for Chelsea

It was difficult to be neutral about Petar Borota, the Chelsea goalkeeper between 1979 and 1981, a generally glum period of under-achievement at Stamford Bridge.

Charles Crawford: Bosnia will be the real loser in this messy legal battle

Once more, the London courts may find themselves making far-reaching legal rulings with momentous political implications for other countries. In 1998, the alleged crimes of Augusto Pinochet became the focus of the courts right up to the House of Lords when the former Chilean dictator was arrested in London.

Ejup Ganic: war criminal or just a political pawn?

Ex-Bosnian president denies involvement in crimes that have seen him jailed in Britain

Observations: Peggy Lee fever strikes again

Peggy Lee, the singer best known for that definitive version of "Fever", is set to return to the charts this month, sampled on a dance tune. Her vocal provides the hook for "Why Don't You" by a producer called Gramophonedzie, aka Marko Milicevic, a Serbian DJ working out of Belgrade, who is set to be the first Balkan house producer to make a name here. His tune is based on Lee's version of the blues standard "Why Don't You Do Right?", a hit in 1943, later covered by Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Last year, Milicevic's version was crowned an Ibiza anthem and has now been picked up by the house imprint Positiva. Serbia has long boasted a vibrant dance scene, so international success for a homegrown artist is overdue.

Charles Crawford: Ejup Ganic and the 1992 Volunteer Street Massacre

The arrest of former Bosnian leader Ejup Ganic at Heathrow in response to an arrest warrant issued in Belgrade flows from events 18 years ago in Sarajevo.

Karadzic defends himself against genocide charges

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic today defended himself against genocide charges, claiming attacks against Muslims were self defence.

Charles Crawford: Language is a tool which must be kept well-honed to do its job

Language does not decay unless it ceases to be used for communication. It changes, sometimes other people's usage (or mistakes) grate upon those who say it differently, but the language itself is not in any danger.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee