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

Karadzic 'forecast 300,000 Muslim deaths'

UN prosecutors opened their genocide case against Radovan Karadzic today - despite his continued boycott of the case - calling him the "undisputed leader" of Serbs responsible for atrocities throughout Bosnia's brutal four-year war.

UN war crimes tribunal fines ex-spokeswoman for contempt of court

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Marcus Tanner: Bosnia needs to sort itself out without our help

Let the weakest of the post-Yugoslav states manage its own affairs

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Former Serbian president cleared of ethnic cleansing as three officials sentenced to 22 years for war crimes

Karadzic plea entered as 'not guilty' by tribunal

The UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for war crimes and genocide charges on Friday after he refused to enter one.

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Hague prosecutors red-faced after Bosnian Serb leader rejects outdated charge sheet

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Suspect to face war tribunal within days

Radovan Karadzic is expected to be extradited within days to The Hague, where he will eventually stand trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. There he will be reunited with old friends and foes who also face prosecution for the parts they allegedly played in the Bosnian war.

Saban Bajramovic: 'Gypsy king' of Serbia

Dubbed the "King of Roma music", Serbia's Saban Bajramovic was the best-known male Romany singer of his generation. He was adored throughout the Balkans for his sobbing, gravelly wail in a career spanning more than four decades, during which he wrote around 700 songs and released more than 20 albums.

Desimir Tosic: Serb politician and commentator

Desimir Tosic was a Serb politician who lived in Britain between 1958 and 1990. At the end of Communist rule, he returned to Yugoslavia to help re-establish the Democratic Party (DS), of which he was one of the best-known members, as well as its vice-president for a while.

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