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Towards the end of the last war, Winston Churchill's son Randolph was holed up in what was until recently Yugoslavia with Evelyn Waugh and the second Lord Birkenhead. He was proving noisy, drunken and argumentative. To try to secure some peace and quiet for themselves, Waugh and Birkenhead bet him £10 each that he could not read the Bible in a fortnight. Churchill accepted the bet. After a few hours he pronounced:

Milosevic fury after defence lawyers are imposed by tribunal

Judges in The Hague imposed defence counsel on the former Yugoslav president, Slobodan Milosevic, yesterday in a decision which could mark a turning point in his war crimes trial.

Milosevic heart attack risk puts war crimes trial in jeopardy

The future of the biggest war crimes trial since the Second World War was thrown into doubt yesterday as ill health prevented Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav president, from taking the stand - prompting suggestions that the case might have to be abandoned.

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Croatian socialist who kept faith in a federal Yugoslavia
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