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News Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic and his general Ratko Mladic are seen on Mountain Vlasic in April 1995

Serb army commander sends off for his false teeth - and dismisses UN war crimes tribunal as 'satanic court'

Leading article: A late, but crucial, test for international justice

Until the judgment on Ratko Mladic has been pronounced, the Bosnian war will not be truly over

Bosnian Serb commander General Ratko Mladic defiant at genocide trial in The Hague

Mladic appears in court on genocide charges in last major case arising from Yugoslav wars

All in the game? We think not

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Leading article: Lessons to be learned from Sarajevo

The sight of a river of empty red chairs running down the length of Marshal Tito Boulevard in Sarajevo, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the start of the siege of the Bosnian capital, has been poignant. Twenty years on from the beginning of the war in April 1992, a conflict that would go on to claim about 100,000 lives, more than 11,000 in Sarajevo – hence the red chairs, one per victim – it seems incredible that the West allowed it to happen in the first place.

Steve Crawshaw: 'The culture of denial was as disturbing then as it remains now. Painful truths need to be accepted'

Steve Crawshaw: Two decades on, Bosnia's war crimes should haunt Europe

The culture of denial was as disturbing then as it remains now. Painful truths need to be accepted

Extradition case man Babar Ahmad seeks UK trial

A British man who has been in jail without trial since 2004 while fighting extradition to the US on terror charges has pleaded to be charged and tried in Britain.

Bell, left, says of Cook: 'Mark is crazy, clearly a dangerous man to know'

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Rangers' Papac (centre) is sent off

Rangers players fear losing their jobs

Rangers defender Sasa Papac feels all the players are under threat of losing their jobs as administrators look to cut costs.

62% of the population never attend any form of religious service

No secularism please, we're British

Arguments about the role of religion in national life have recently acquired a new urgency. Peter Popham reports on a modern version of an old debate

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Dream Hunter, Wilton's Music Hall, London

A cleverly updated version of Puccini's Wild West opera sees a lovelorn innocent fall prey to a feckless drug dealer

Angelina has defended her debut feature, In the Land of
Blood and Honey

Boos in Berlin for Jolie's war drama

Hollywood star defends her hard-hitting and controversial story set during the 1990s Bosnian conflict

Angelina Jolie discusses her film

First Night: In the Land of Blood and Honey, Berlin Film Festival

Courage under fire! Jolie's debut is not for faint-hearted

'The Song of the Rain', directed by Aygul Bakanova

New stars shine at Küstendorf Film and Music Festival

The hamlet of Küstendorf is like a Disneyland for cinema auteurs. Built by double-Palme d'Or-winning director Emir Kusturica, the village has streets named after Federico Fellini and Jean Vigo. The cinema is called the Stanley Kubrick Theatre and the restaurant carries the moniker Visconti. It's also been home to the Küstendorf Film and Music Festival since 2008.

Kathryn Bolkovac joined the UN Police Task Force in post-war Bosnia in 1999 as an employee of the private military contractor DynCorp. She became a human rights investigator and discovered, to her horror, that people from the mission were involved in human trafficking. Bolkovac blew the whistle and was fired

Insight: Kathryn Bolkovac, whistleblower

'People ask me where I got my strength from... and I don't know'

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