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Rowing: British enjoy strong team performance in World Cup

Remarkable performances by the women's and men's double scullers and the men's pair contributed to a fine British result in the final round of the World Cup.

Partition fear as Serbs stay away from Kosovo polls

A Serb boycott of Kosovo's general election increased tension between ethnic communities yesterday, raising the prospect that ethnic Albanian leaders may declare unilateral independence if the United Nations fails to define the future status of the troubled Balkan province.

Elections move Kosovo closer to independence

Some 1.3 million voters go to the polls today in Kosovo, in elections that are being hailed by observers as a step towards independence for the province.

Peacekeepers 'stood by as Kosovo mob burnt homes'

Nato forces and United Nations police in Kosovo were responsible for a "catastrophic" failure to protect minority communities during the upsurge of violence earlier this year, a report claimed yesterday.

Teenager's drive-by murder raises fears of turmoil in Kosovo

Hundreds of outraged Serbs gathered yesterday in the village of Gracanica in Kosovo to protest against the murder of a Serb teenager amid fears of more ethnic turmoil in the United Nations-governed territory.

Governor of Kosovo quits as UN begins search for successor

Fevered speculation over who will be the next governor of Kosovo enveloped the capital, Pristina, yesterday, after an official announcement that Finland's former prime minister, Harri Holkeri, is stepping down on health grounds.

'They have stolen everything. TVs, telephones, furniture, even clothes'

Kosovo was mourning the murders, looting and arson that shattered the fragile reconciliation process of the Albanian and Serbian communities when the Nato secretary general flew in this week to declare that such violence would not be tolerated again.

Burnt-out Serbs driven into exodus from Kosovo

Five years of efforts at reconciliation between Albanians and Serbs following the savageries of their internecine war have been destroyed in three days of murderous violence here in Kosovo.

Kosovo riots kill eight after children drown

At least eight people were killed and hundreds injured yesterday in violent clashes between Serbs and ethnic Albanians in the divided Kosovo town of Kosovska Mitrovica.

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