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Ivica Kostelic of Croatia completed his excellent week by winning the latest slalom round in the World Cup in Adelboden in Switzerland to move to the top of the overall standings.

Bus carrying PAOK fans set alight

Four VIP guests of Greek club PAOK were injured after their bus was attacked by Croatian football hooligans who threw stones and flares, smashing windows and setting the vehicle alight.

Milka Planinc

Milka Planinc, who died in Zagreb on 7 October aged 86, served as prime minister in the 1980s in the then communist Yugoslavia. She was a high-level communist official in Yugoslavia, a close associate of President Tito, and the first woman premier of a communist country. From 1982-86 she headed the country's federal Cabinet.

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The Spurs midfielder tells Sam Wallace why his dad Zlatko, Montenegro's new manager, is relishing his chance to take on Capello on Tuesday

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Underplayed and out of form, the Arsenal winger must seize his chance to impress for England tonight

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Frenchwoman Sandrine Aubert claimed her second win of the season yesterday with victory in the World Cup slalom in Zagreb. Aubert, who also triumphed in Are, produced a brilliant second run to triumph in two minutes 0.36 seconds.

Vjekoslav Sutej: Croatian conductor

The Croatian conductor Vjekoslav Sutej, who died on 2 December aged 58, led orchestras in the United States, Italy and Spain and worked with Placido Domingo and Montserrat Caballe. He had led the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra since 2003.

Bilic backs Kranjcar to fill void

Coach trusts winger to deliver in absence of main men Modric and Corluka

Livingston refuse to play

Scottish season in turmoil as debt-ridden club fight demotion by snubbing fixture

2 foreigners among dead in Croatia train crash

Croatian hospital officials say a French woman and a man holding dual Serbian and Spanish citizenship were among those killed in a train derailment in Croatia.

Six dead, 20 hurt in train crash

A train derailed in a remote area of southern Croatia today killing six people and injuring at least 20, officials said.

Rooney hails his Zagreb best

England forward says Croatia was his peak but there is better to come

Ferdinand back on track for 'revenge' mission in Zagreb

Rio Ferdinand successfully completed a two-hour training session yesterday in the midday heat and will travel with the rest of the England squad for tomorrow's vital World Cup qualification tie away to Croatia. The 29-year-old defender's troublesome neck and back injuries – which prevented him training all last week – have responded to treatment and Ferdinand, who was moving relatively easily, is expected to resume his central defensive partnership with John Terry in Zagreb.

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