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Mladić Arrested at the Slavonic Crossroads

May 26, 2011

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Ratko Mladić’s name was splashed across the straplines of 24-hour news channels today after the former Bosnian Serb army chief was detained in an area of northern Serbia. The arrest was made in the town of Lazarevo – in the autonomous Vojvodina province, a veritable linguistic spaghetti junction. Few places in Europe act as such a crossroads […]

How Japan gave the world tsunamis

March 11, 2011

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Today’s events in Japan will likely ricochet around the news for the next few days: as with events such as these, the death total will never be “final” as too many people will have been swept away – never to be found. The 8.8-magnitude (MW 8.8) earthquake hit just off the north-east coast, off Japan’s […]

Iran lurking at the heart of Tahrir Square?

February 16, 2011

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If you don’t know where Tahrir Square is, then you’ve probably had your head in a bag – at least since 25 January. One of Cairo’s central squares, Tahrir Square is of course where mass opposition protests recently led to the resignation of Egypt’s long-reigning president Hosni Mubarak. Fittingly – although find me a city […]