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Ratko Mladic yesterday failed to persuade a Serbian court that he was too ill to face a trial, meaning he could be extradited to the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague within days.

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Ratko Mladic is fit enough to face genocide charges in The Hague, a Belgrade court ruled today after the Bosnian Serb wartime general's son said he appeared too frail after more than 15 years on the run.

Mladic 'too frail to respond to questions' as court hearing begins

A frail Ratko Mladic appeared in a war crimes court last night. The former Bosnian Serb military commander was finally run to ground after a 16-year hunt for the man held responsible for Europe's worst massacre since the Second World War.

From Srebrenica to The Hague: The day justice finally caught up with Ratko Mladic

The damage inflicted by the former Bosnian Serb military commander is more than his trial can repair.

Leading article: An arrest that enables Serbia and Europe to turn a page

Ratko Mladic's capture marks a symbolic end to the chaos that followed Yugoslavia's break-up

War crimes fugitive Mladic arrested in Serbia

Serbian warlord Ratko Mladic, who is accused of ordering the genocidal massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys, was arrested today after 16 years on the run.

Video: Hague hails 'historic' Mladic arrest

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the arrest of alleged war criminal Ratko Mladic is of "enormous significance

Nato welcomes Mladic arrest

Nato hailed Serbia's arrest of indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic today, saying he was implicated in some of the worst massacres in modern European history.

Ratko Mladic arrest: timeline of the war criminal hunt

Key dates in the life of General Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb army commander charged with genocide and crimes against humanity by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands:

Ratko Mladic: Genocide suspect, goat herd, 'God'

General Ratko Mladic's ruthlessness was legendary: "Burn their brains!" he once bellowed as his men pounded Sarajevo with artillery fire.

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