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Faith, history and community in Bosnia

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Faith, history and community in Bosnia

- Bosnia's religious leaders say politicians are standing in the way of peaceful coexistence between Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities trying to forgive and forget after the atrocities of a devastating 1990s war. Hundreds of churches, mosques and synagogues bear witness to more than five centuries of Bosnia's multi-faith past, and the capital Sarajevo is known locally as a "small Jerusalem" with its main ethnic groups - Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Muslim Bosniaks - all worshipping within metres of each other
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Bosnia marks 20 years since Princess Diana's visit

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Bosnia marks 20 years since Princess Diana's visit

- SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia is marking the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's visit, her last overseas tour only weeks before she died in a car crash in Paris. Her crusade against land mines led to the three-day Bosnia visit starting Aug. 9, 1997, to meet victims of mine blasts and rehabilitation specialists. Three weeks later, both Diana and Dodi were dead when their driver lost control of his car as they were pursued by photographers through Paris
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Bosnia's Muslims, Jews, Christians chide politicians

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Bosnia's Muslims, Jews, Christians chide politicians

- SARAJEVO: Bosnia's religious leaders say politicians are standing in the way of peaceful coexistence between Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities trying to forgive and forget after the atrocities of a devastating 1990s war. Hundreds of churches, mosques and synagogues bear witness to more than five centuries of Bosnia's multi-faith past, and the capital Sarajevo is known locally as a "small Jerusalem" with its main ethnic groups - Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Muslim Bosniaks - all worshipping within meters of each other
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Bosnian genocide remembered in Manchester

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Bosnian genocide remembered in Manchester

- Event commemorates anniversary. . Event commemorates anniversaryWEBVTT OCTOBER.THE BOSNIAN COMMUNITY IN NEWHAMPSHIRE MARKED A SOMBERANNIVERSARY DURING A CEREMONYTODAY IN MANCHESTER.TUESDAY, JULY 11, MARKS THEANNIVERSARY OF THE SREBRENICAGENOCIDE.ON THAT DAY IN 1995, MORE THAN8,000 MUSLIM MEN AND BOYS WEREKILLED IN THE TOWN OF SREBRENICADURING THE BOSNIAN WAR.THOUSANDS OF THE SURVIVORSRESETTLED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.TODAY, THEY'RE VOWING NEVER TOFORGET THAT DAY.>> 1300 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSINGAND WE ARE TRYING TO FIND THEM
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Beki wa zamani wa Chelsea, Terry akaribishwa Bournemouth kuanza maisha mapya

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Beki wa zamani wa Chelsea, Terry akaribishwa Bournemouth kuanza maisha mapya

- London, England. Asmir Begovic amemkaribisha John Tery huku akimpa angalizo kutokana na kubadili maisha akitokea Chelsea. Kipa huyo raia wa Bosnia-Herzegovina, Begovic aliiwahi kuitumikia Chelsea kwa miaka miwili na kutimkia klabu ya Thibaut Courtois ya Ligi Kuu. Terry aliaga msimu ulioisha akisema anakwenda kutafuta maisha ya soka sehemu nyingine. Mchezaji huyo alikuwa anahusihwa kuhamia Aston Villa, lakini Begovic anayecheza kwa mkopo klabu ya Bournemouth anamkaribisha mchezaji huyo mkongwe
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Greece hold misfiring Bosnia to dour 0-0 draw

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Greece hold misfiring Bosnia to dour 0-0 draw

- ZENICA, Bosnia Herzogovina: Greece stayed on course for a World Cup qualifying playoff spot after holding Bosnia to a 0-0 draw in a tepid Group H qualifier at Bilino Polje stadium on Friday. The result left the Greeks second in the group on 12 points from six games, four behind leaders Belgium and one ahead of the third-placed Bosnians. Europe's nine group winners will qualify automatically for next year's 32-team tournament in Russia while the eight best runners-up will enter a two-legged playoff for the remaining four places
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Serb president bans teaching about Sarajevo siege, Srebrenica genocide

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Serb president bans teaching about Sarajevo siege, Srebrenica genocide

- SARAJEVO: Bosnia's Serb Republic leader on Tuesday banned any teaching about the siege of Sarajevo and genocide in Srebrenica, denying for the first time that Bosnian Serb forces besieged and attacked people in the capital for years during the 1990s war. Bosnian Serb leaders have always denied the 1995 massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks in Srebrenica was genocide although two international war crimes courts have stated the atrocity constituted genocide
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Drug mule Michaella in secret prison fling with Bosnian gangster

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Drug mule Michaella in secret prison fling with Bosnian gangster

- The cocaine smuggler (24) enjoyed secret prison trysts with criminal Anthony 'Javier' Hamidovic while both served time in Peru's notorious Ancon prison. The couple have made plans to meet up after he finishes his stretch behind bars later this year. They have been swapping texts and snaps while Hamidovic has been locked up. However, their plans to be reunited could run into trouble as police in Bosnia want to speak to the criminal over a worldwide pickpocketing network, which saw 500 child thieves put on the streets
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For family of fallen soldier from Nebraska, every day is Memorial Day

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For family of fallen soldier from Nebraska, every day is Memorial Day

- The family said goodbye to Germaine Debro on a frigid winter day in 2006. Debro was headed out for training before deploying to Iraq the next month, and his youngest brother, Maurice Debro, tried to comfort their mother as tears slipped down her face. “Don’t cry,” he said. “He’s just going to go play G.I. Joe.” Germaine had been deployed twice already with the Nebraska National Guard: first to Kuwait in 2001 and then to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2002
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Bosnian town defends Virgin sightings, despite Pope's doubt

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Bosnian town defends Virgin sightings, despite Pope's doubt

- Medjugorje (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (AFP) - Pope Francis is dismissive of claims that the Virgin Mary appears daily in Medjugorje, but Danielle Pitau is convinced that her pilgrimage to the small Bosnian town cured her of cancer. "Whoever tells me that nothing happens in Medjugorje, I tell them to come here and try it," the 72-year-old Belgian woman said. She told AFP that "a warmth did not stop rising" inside her stomach on her first visit to the town 11 years ago, which followed surgery on a bladder tumour and a pessimistic diagnosis from doctors
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Hrustic bolts into 30-man Socceroos squad ahead of busy June schedule

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Hrustic bolts into 30-man Socceroos squad ahead of busy June schedule

- Six uncapped players have been selected in the preliminary Australian squad for the June 2017 Confederations Cup, a friendly against Brazil and the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia, including bolter Ajdin Hrustic. The 20-year-old Groningen winger was in the midst of a tug-of-war between Australia and his paternal home of Bosnia and Herzegovina but after being convinced by coach Ange Postecoglou to wear the green and gold, the youngster was rewarded with his first call-up to the national team
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'Naughty' Pope pours cold water on talk of Virgin Mary appearing in Bosnia

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'Naughty' Pope pours cold water on talk of Virgin Mary appearing in Bosnia

- Pope Francis has effectively dismissed reports of continuing apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the Medjugorje shrine in southern Bosnia, saying the visions "don't have much value" even if the shrine itself has helped Catholics find God. Francis provided the first ever details about the contentious process that has been under way for years to determine whether the Catholic Church should describe the Medjugorje visions as authentic
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No yolk! Bosnian villagers shoe eggs to keep age-old craft alive

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No yolk! Bosnian villagers shoe eggs to keep age-old craft alive

- KRESEVO, Bosnia: Centuries ago when Saxons developed mining and blacksmithing in Bosnia’s Kresevo, the ability to shoe an egg was regarded as the sign an apprentice was fit to start his own business and family. Now only a handful of men in the village are still practising the art of fitting miniature horseshoes to eggshells, including 69-year-old Stjepan Biletic who trained to do so when he retired from schoolteaching after the 1992-95 Bosnian war
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Politics and poetics of identity

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Politics and poetics of identity

- Alia Ali’s parents belong to places whose borders have been redrawn. Her father was born in South Yemen, and her mother is from a town in Yugoslavia that is now in Bosnia. The Yemeni-Bosnian-American artist has lived in seven countries, speaks five languages and currently lives between New Orleans and Marrakesh. She knows what it feels like to be an outsider and what it means to create an identity that encompasses different cultures
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MLS supporters look to Bosnian community in push to win votes for proposed stadium

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MLS supporters look to Bosnian community in push to win votes for proposed stadium

- ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Major League Soccer supporters are looking for a boost heading into Tuesday’s election in St. Louis which will determine the future of bring a team to the Gateway City and build a soccer stadium in Downtown St. Louis. Organizers are meeting with members of the Bosnian community to help spread the spirit of soccer. There's a big push to get the vote out in the Bosnian community to vote on Proposition 1 and 2 that will help fund a stadium near Union Station
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Turkish President slams Dutch over Srebrenica massacre on eve of historic Dutch election

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Turkish President slams Dutch over Srebrenica massacre on eve of historic Dutch election

- Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the failure, still a raw nerve in the Netherlands, revealed Dutch "morality" was "broken" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a fresh attack on the Netherlands on Tuesday, accusing the Dutch of facilitating the massacre of Muslim men at Srebrenica, in 1995 Bosnia, as diplomatic relations between the countries continue to sour. Bosnian Serb forces were in fact behind the massacre but Dutch UN peacekeepers failed to protect the victims
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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Feb 26 edition

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Feb 26 edition

- One dead after man drives into crowd in German town A 73-year-old German man died in hospital after being seriously injured when a man drove into a crowd outside a bakery in the southwestern town of Heidelberg, police and prosecutors said in a joint statement. Police said the two people other people who were injured – a 32-year-old Austrian man and a 29-year-old woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina – received
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  • Bosnia's Muslims, Jews, Christians chide politicians
    Bosnia's Muslims, Jews, Christians chide politicians

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    SARAJEVO: Bosnia's religious leaders say politicians are standing in the way of peaceful coexistence between Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities trying to forgive and forget after the atrocities of a devastating 1990s war. Hundreds of churches, mosques and synagogues bear witness to more than five centuries of Bosnia's multi-faith past, and the capital Sarajevo is known locally as a "small Jerusalem" with its main ethnic groups - Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Muslim Bosniaks - all worshipping within meters of each other
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  • Bosnia's Muslims, Jews, Christians chide politicians
    Bosnia's Muslims, Jews, Christians chide politicians

    , channelnewsasia.com

    SARAJEVO: Bosnia's religious leaders say politicians are standing in the way of peaceful coexistence between Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities trying to forgive and forget after the atrocities of a devastating 1990s war. Hundreds of churches, mosques and synagogues bear witness to more than five centuries of Bosnia's multi-faith past, and the capital Sarajevo is known locally as a "small Jerusalem" with its main ethnic groups - Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Muslim Bosniaks - all worshipping within meters of each other
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Sports

  • Hrustic bolts into 30-man Socceroos squad ahead of busy June schedule
    Hrustic bolts into 30-man Socceroos squad ahead of busy June schedule

    , smh.com.au

    Six uncapped players have been selected in the preliminary Australian squad for the June 2017 Confederations Cup, a friendly against Brazil and the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia, including bolter Ajdin Hrustic. The 20-year-old Groningen winger was in the midst of a tug-of-war between Australia and his paternal home of Bosnia and Herzegovina but after being convinced by coach Ange Postecoglou to wear the green and gold, the youngster was rewarded with his first call-up to the national team
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Society & Culture

  • Bosnian Mufti Vows Continued Fight Against Extremists
    Bosnian Mufti Vows Continued Fight Against Extremists

    , voanews.com

    WASHINGTON — The leader of Bosnia’s Muslim community this week vowed to continue fighting radicalization via education and sustained pressure on extremist offshoots within the small Balkan nation. After a recent meeting with White House and State Department officials, Grand Mufti Husein Kavazovic told VOA in an exclusive interview that he felt reassured that the new administration supports Bosnian unity and sovereignty, and the Balkan nation’s efforts against radicalization abroad
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Religion & Spirituality

  • 'Naughty' Pope pours cold water on talk of Virgin Mary appearing in Bosnia
    'Naughty' Pope pours cold water on talk of Virgin Mary appearing in Bosnia

    , smh.com.au

    Pope Francis has effectively dismissed reports of continuing apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the Medjugorje shrine in southern Bosnia, saying the visions "don't have much value" even if the shrine itself has helped Catholics find God. Francis provided the first ever details about the contentious process that has been under way for years to determine whether the Catholic Church should describe the Medjugorje visions as authentic
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Law & Crime

  • Appeals court: Dutch partially liable for some 300 victims of Srebrenica massacre
    Appeals court: Dutch partially liable for some 300 victims of Srebrenica massacre

    , reuters.com

    The Hague A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday confirmed that the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths of some 300 Muslims who were expelled from a Dutch U.N. base after the surrounding area was overrun by Bosnian Serb troops. The ruling by the Hague Appeals Court upholds a 2014 decision that Dutch peacekeepers could have known that the men seeking refuge at the base in the village of Potocari would be murdered by Bosnian Serb troops if forced to leave -- as they were
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