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Ruthless Belgium beat Bosnia 4-3 in rollercoaster

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Russia 2018, Italia ai playoff se la Bosnia non batte il Belgio

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ISIS flags not flying in Bosnia, says PM

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Cyprus score three in 15 minutes to floor stunned Bosnia

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Bosnia's Muslims, Jews, Christians chide politicians

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U.N. Tribunal schedules verdict in Mladic war crimes trial for Nov. 22
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal on Wednesday said is has scheduled its verdict in the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic for Nov. 22. Mladic is accused of crimes including genocide for his alleged role as the military leader who oversaw the massacre of more than 8,000 men and boys at Srebrenica, Bosnia in July 1995   Read More ...
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Bosnian Serbs pass resolution against NATO membership
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a non-binding resolution opposing the country's potential membership in NATO as part of years-long efforts to keep Bosnia away from the Western military alliance. The 83-member parliament in the Bosnia Serb-run part of the country approved the symbolic measure early Wednesday. Opposition lawmakers didn't attend the session having been thrown out because of noisy protests over unrelated issues   Read More ...
Bosnia's Serb region declares neutrality in bid to block NATO membership
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Bosnia’s Serb Republic on Wednesday declared itself militarily neutral in a move its president said was the first step towards a referendum on joining NATO, which is unpopular among Serbs after its 1995 and 1999 bombing campaigns in Bosnia and Kosovo. The Serb Republic is one of two autonomous regions created in Bosnia after its war in the 1990s during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia   Read More ...
Bosnia's Serb region declares neutrality in bid to block NATO membership
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Bosnia's Serb Republic on Wednesday declared itself militarily neutral in a move its president said was the first step towards a referendum on joining NATO, which is unpopular among Serbs after its 1995 and 1999 bombing campaigns in Bosnia and Kosovo. The Serb Republic is one of two autonomous regions created in Bosnia after its war in the 1990s during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia   Read More ...
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Bosnian Serbs pass resolution against NATO membership
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a non-binding resolution opposing the country's potential membership in NATO as part of years-long efforts to keep Bosnia away from the Western military alliance. The 83-member parliament in the Bosnia Serb-run part of the country approved the symbolic measure early Wednesday. Opposition lawmakers didn't attend the session having been thrown out because of noisy protests over unrelated issues   Read More ...
Bosnian Serbs pass resolution against NATO membership
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a non-binding resolution opposing the country's potential membership in NATO as part of years-long efforts to keep Bosnia away from the Western military alliance. The 83-member parliament in the Bosnia Serb-run part of the country approved the symbolic measure early Wednesday. Opposition lawmakers didn't attend the session having been thrown out because of noisy protests over unrelated issues   Read More ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina may never be clear of landmines
Sead Vrana remembers the first land mine he cleared as though it were yesterday. It was 1993, less than a month before his 18th birthday, and Mr Vrana was a soldier in the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A mine had been discovered between two houses in the suburbs of Sarajevo. To remove it, he would have to expose himself to enemy fire   Read More ...
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EU force helps Bosnian agencies fight terrorists in NATO-backed drill
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A military helicopter lands to evacuate people wounded during a police raid against terrorists who took hostages at Sarajevo airport - part of the first joint drill by the EU peacekeeping force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and local army and police. In the exercise, part of the drill dubbed "Quick Response 2017", Sarajevo is hit by severe flooding, and EUFOR flies in to help the population   Read More ...
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EU force helps Bosnian agencies fight terrorists in NATO-backed drill
SARAJEVO: A military helicopter lands to evacuate people wounded during a police raid against terrorists who took hostages at Sarajevo airport: part of the first joint drill by the EU peacekeeping force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and local army and police. In the exercise, part of the drill dubbed "Quick Response 2017", Sarajevo is hit by severe flooding, and EUFOR flies in to help the population   Read More ...
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Arsenal star Sead Kolasinac 'escapes injury layoff' despite substitution for Bosnia to hand Gunners boost
Arsenal suffered a huge injury blow when Shkodran Mustafi went down with a thigh injury whilst playing for Germany and there appeared to be more doom and gloom. Sead Kolasinac only managed 45 minutes for Bosnia and Herzegovina, which would have had Arsene Wenger fearing the worst. Saturday's trip to Watford now presents a dilemma without the Germany centre-back but there is better news surrounding Kolasinac's condition, report football   Read More ...
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Bosnia and Herzegovina fans react to World Cup elimination by setting pitch on fire
Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be playing at the World Cup next summer. And their fans commiserated themselves by turning the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn into the kind of place The Crazy World of Arthur Brown sang about. Bosnia needed to beat Estonia and hope Greece lost to minnow Gibraltar in the other game to reach the play-off stage of the European qualifiers - with Belgium long since wrapping up the top spot in Group H   Read More ...
Bosnia bow out with flare-filled 2-1 win at Estonia
TALLINN (Reuters) - Bosnia and Herzegovina ended their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win at Estonia in a Group H dead rubber which produced more fireworks on the terraces, as neither side had any chance of advancing to the playoffs. Play was held up for several minutes after visiting Bosnia fans hurled several flares on to the pitch in the 14th minute   Read More ...
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Srebrenica defender Naser Oric cleared of war crimes in Sarajevo
Former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric has been acquitted of war crimes by a court in Sarajevo. Mr Oric and another military veteran, Sabahudin Muhic, were cleared of killing three Bosnian Serb prisoners near Srebrenica in 1992. He was arrested in Switzerland in 2015 on a Serbian warrant but extradited to his country to face charges. Many Bosnian Muslims consider him a hero for leading the defence of Srebrenica during the 1992-95 war   Read More ...
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A Bosnian survivor: The reinvention of Sarajevo's Holiday Inn
It's painted canary yellow and looks like it's built from giant LEGO blocks -- but the most remarkable thing about the Hotel Holiday in Sarajevo isn't its appearance. It's that the hotel is here at all, given the adversity it's faced in recent years, let alone enjoying a new lease of life. A symbol of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian capital and a survivor of the 1990s Bosnian war, the historic hotel reopened last year after a tumultuous sell-off, license loss and bankruptcy   Read More ...
Bosnian court acquits ex-Srebrenica commander of war crimes
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's war crimes court has acquitted the wartime commander of Srebrenica, who was accused of committing atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict. Naser Oric was accused of war crimes against three Serb prisoners of war who had been murdered in villages around Srebrenica in the early days of the conflict. A panel of judges presiding over the trial, which opened in January 2016, ruled Monday the prosecution did not present evidence proving the case against Oric   Read More ...
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Bosnian court acquits ex-Srebrenica commander of war crimes
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's war crimes court has acquitted the wartime commander of Srebrenica, who was accused of committing atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict. Naser Oric was accused of war crimes against three Serb prisoners of war who had been murdered in villages around Srebrenica in the early days of the conflict. A panel of judges presiding over the trial, which opened in January 2016, ruled Monday the prosecution did not present evidence proving the case against Oric   Read More ...
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Bosnian court acquits ex-Srebrenica commander of war crimes
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Bosnia's war crimes court has acquitted the wartime commander of Srebrenica, who was accused of committing atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict. Naser Oric was accused of war crimes against three Serb prisoners of war who had been murdered in villages around Srebrenica in the early days of the conflict. A panel of judges presiding over the trial, which opened in January 2016, ruled Monday the prosecution did not present evidence proving the case against Oric   Read More ...
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Srebrenica's Muslim defender acquitted of crimes against Serbs
SARAJEVO: Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric, who led the defence of Srebrenica during the 1992-95 war, was acquitted of war crimes against Serbs on Monday, a ruling that is set to deepen ethnic divisions 22 years after the conflict ended. Serbia and the Bosnian Serbs had accused Oric's men of killing Serb civilians in and around Srebrenica earlier in the war   Read More ...
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Eden Hazard takes out half the Bosnian defence with dummy of the season during Belgium win
Eden Hazard is a level above most of football's standard showboaters. There are plenty of gifted players who like to show off their skills by humiliating defenders, going to great lengths to embarrass opponents with intentionally over the top flicks and tricks. Those can be very impressive, of course. But take a look at the move Hazard pulled off during Belgium's 4-3 win in Bosnia and we're sure you'll quickly agree - the very, very best players can make defenders look silly with one drop of the shoulder   Read More ...
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Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne feared injury on horror pitch in Bosnia
Kevin De Bruyne has come through unscathed after playing for Belgium on a pitch he declared “unacceptable” on Saturday. And Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola may want to know why Roberto Martinez risked their star player – and a key man for Belgium's own World Cup hopes – in a game against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Belgium have already qualified, but De Bruyne played 90 minutes on a dreadful pitch in Sarajevo, despite the fact he had missed the first day of training on Monday with a tight hamstring   Read More ...
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Belgium dent Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018 FIFA World Cup hope with 4-3 win in qualifier
Unbeaten Belgium scored late to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-3 on Saturday, hurting the Balkan team’s hopes of a group runner-up finish and staying in contention for World Cup qualification. Already qualified from Europe Group H, Belgium fielded a strong squad and twice came from behind. Seeking its second ever World Cup qualification, Bosnia slipped to third place behind Greece, which had to work hard to win in Cyprus 2-1   Read More ...
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World Cup qualifiers: Italy assured playoff place after Bosnia loss
Italy were ensured a place in the European playoff round of the World Cup qualifiers thanks to Bosnia’s 4-3 home defeat against Belgium on Saturday. The best eight runners-up in the nine European groups go into the playoff round and Italy, already certain of finishing second in Group G, are now guaranteed to be one of them. Italy have 14 points, not including the six they won against bottom team Liechtenstein which are discarded when calculating the best runners-up   Read More ...
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Ruthless Belgium beat Bosnia 4-3 in rollercoaster
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Belgium kept their unbeaten World Cup qualifying record intact after they took the lead and then came from behind in a 4-3 win at Bosnia on Saturday which dented the Balkan nation’s hopes of reaching next year’s finals. The outcome also sent Italy through to the playoffs as one of the eight best runners-up. The result left the Belgians, who had already qualified for the 32-team tournament in Russia as winners of Group H, with 25 points from nine games, 11 ahead of second-placed Bosnia who now have only a slim chance of clinching a play-off berth   Read More ...
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Italy assured playoff place after Bosnia loss
MILAN: Italy were ensured a place in the European playoff round of the World Cup qualifiers thanks to Bosnia's 4-3 home defeat against Belgium on Saturday. The best eight runners-up in the nine European groups go into the playoff round and Italy, already certain of finishing second in Group G, are now guaranteed to be one of them. Italy have 14 points, not including the six they won against bottom team Liechtenstein which are discarded when calculating the best runners-up   Read More ...
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Ruthless Belgium beat Bosnia 4-3 in rollercoaster
SARAJEVO: Belgium kept their unbeaten World Cup qualifying record intact after they took the lead and then came from behind in a 4-3 win at Bosnia on Saturday which dented the Balkan nation's hopes of reaching next year's finals. The outcome also sent Italy through to the playoffs as one of the eight best runners-up. The result left the Belgians, who had already qualified for the 32-team tournament in Russia as winners of Group H, with 25 points from nine games, 11 ahead of second-placed Bosnia who now have only a slim chance of clinching a play-off berth   Read More ...
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Italy assured playoff place after Bosnia loss
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy were ensured a place in the European playoff round of the World Cup qualifiers thanks to Bosnia's 4-3 home defeat against Belgium on Saturday. The best eight runners-up in the nine European groups go into the playoff round and Italy, already certain of finishing second in Group G, are now guaranteed to be one of them. Italy have 14 points, not including the six they won against bottom team Liechtenstein which are discarded when calculating the best runners-up   Read More ...
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Ruthless Belgium beat Bosnia 4-3 in rollercoaster
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Belgium kept their unbeaten World Cup qualifying record intact after they took the lead and then came from behind in a 4-3 win at Bosnia on Saturday which dented the Balkan nation's hopes of reaching next year's finals. The outcome also sent Italy through to the playoffs as one of the eight best runners-up. The result left the Belgians, who had already qualified for the 32-team tournament in Russia as winners of Group H, with 25 points from nine games, 11 ahead of second-placed Bosnia who now have only a slim chance of clinching a play-off berth   Read More ...
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Russia 2018, Italia ai playoff se la Bosnia non batte il Belgio
E adesso servirà tifare per un "regalo" del Belgio in Bosnia. Oppure, gli azzurri di Ventura dovranno fare risultato lunedì prossimo in Albania, o ancora sperare che le altre seconde non vincano con grandi scarti. Altrimenti sarà l'apocalisse, la catastrofe o la tragedia, scegliete voi: niente Mondiale in Russia. Italia-Macedonia, il commento di Cantalupi: "Bonucci e Italia senza certezze" come funziona — Con la Spagna matematicamente prima nel nostro e perciò qualificata, la Nazionale può arrivare in Russia attraverso i playoff, cui parteciperanno le 8 migliori seconde dei 9 gironi: una resterà fuori dai giochi   Read More ...
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Injured Lukaku to misses Belgium vs Bosnia match
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku will miss the World Cup qualifier away to Bosnia on Saturday but could play in next week’s final Group H game at home to Cyprus, the Belgian FA said on Thursday. Lukaku did not travel to Sarajevo with Belgium, who have already qualfied for next year’s finals in Russia, after failing to train this week because of an ankle injury   Read More ...
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Bridge of discord between Croatia, Bosnia
Pero Brbora farms shellfish in Croatia but has to cross the border into Bosnia, and out again, to sell them in his homeland.Although Bosnia maintained its coastal access, the small outlet leading to the Adriatic Sea cuts through Croatian territory.As it is, Brbora has to firstly pass from Croatia into Bosnia, cross through the Bosnian coastal town of Neum to the border post on the other side and go back into Croatia – a 10-kilometer trip that can seem like an "eternity"   Read More ...
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Injured Lukaku misses Belgium's trip to Bosnia
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku will miss the World Cup qualifier away to Bosnia on Saturday but could play in next week's final Group H game at home to Cyprus, the Belgian FA said on Thursday. Lukaku did not travel to Sarajevo with Belgium, who have already qualfied for next year's finals in Russia, after failing to train this week because of an ankle injury   Read More ...
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Injured Lukaku misses Belgium's trip to Bosnia
BRUSSELS: Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku will miss the World Cup qualifier away to Bosnia on Saturday but could play in next week's final Group H game at home to Cyprus, the Belgian FA said on Thursday. Lukaku did not travel to Sarajevo with Belgium, who have already qualfied for next year's finals in Russia, after failing to train this week because of an ankle injury   Read More ...
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Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic misses out for Bosnia against Belgium
Sarajevo: Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Miralem Pjanic will not play against Belgium for the 2018 World Cup qualifier due to injury. The Juventus midfielder was hurt on Wednesday night in a Champions League warm up against Olympiakos, and after detailed analysis it was found that the injuries were more severe than first thought. “Pjanic had problems with the quadriceps, but we hope that it is nothing,” Juventus’ coach, Massimiliano Allegri, said   Read More ...
Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Damir Dzumhur wins first title in St. Petersburg
Unseeded Damir Dzumhur became the first player from Bosnia-Herzegovina to win an ATP World Tour singles title, beating Fabio Fognini 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Sunday in the final of the St. Petersburg Open. The 25-year-old Dzumhur’s maiden title came after reaching his first career final in Winston-Salem in August. “I couldn’t find my best rhythm, couldn’t find my best game,” Dzumhur said   Read More ...
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Shot on borrowed mobile phone, student’s short film wins award at Bosnia-Herzegovina film fest
During the break between his final year of BA and the beginning of his MA, 23-year-old Nagnath Kharat decided to make a short film, an idea which he had toyed with for several years. Kharat, now a second-year History MA student at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), did face one problem: he had no equipment and no money to shoot the film   Read More ...
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Bosnian experts find 86 skulls at scene of 90s war massacre
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Forensic experts have found 86 skulls in a mass grave near the scene of a massacre of Bosnian Muslims and Croats by Serb forces early in the 1992-95 war, officials said on Friday. The skulls and more than 50 other body parts were found covered with rocks in a remote spot near a ravine in central Bosnia, the country's Missing Persons Institute said   Read More ...
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Bosnian experts find 86 skulls at scene of 90s war massacre
Forensic experts have found 86 skulls in a mass grave near the scene of a massacre of Bosnian Muslims and Croats by Serb forces early in the 1992-95 war, officials said Friday.The skulls and more than 50 other body parts were found covered with rocks in a remote spot near a ravine in central Bosnia, the country's Missing Persons Institute said   Read More ...
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Mass grave with nearly 100 victims found in Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — The remains of nearly 100 people, believed to be Bosnian Muslims and Croats executed in one of the most brutal episodes of the 1990s war, were found in a mass grave, an official said Thursday. “At the site of Koricanske Stijene we have exhumed 137 clusters of bones, including 86 skulls, which means at least 86 persons, maybe some more,” Lejla Cengic of Bosnia’s Missing Persons Institute told AFP   Read More ...
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Mass Grave With Nearly 100 Bodies Found In Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: The remains of nearly 100 people, believed to be Bosnian Muslims and Croats executed in one of the most brutal episodes of the 1990s war, were found in a mass grave, an official said Thursday. "At the site of Koricanske Stijene we have exhumed 137 clusters of bones, including 86 skulls, which means at least 86 persons, maybe some more," Lejla Cengic of Bosnia's Missing Persons Institute told AFP   Read More ...
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Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda
New York - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya people. Comparing the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine province to the massacres in Bosnia in 1995 and Rwanda in 1994, the leader of Africa's most populous nation declared: "The international community cannot remain silent." More than 420 000 people have fled violence in Rakhine, which Buhari said bears the hallmarks of a "state-backed program of brutal depopulation" targeting Rohingya on the basis of their ethnicity and Muslim religion   Read More ...
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