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Višegrad :: Bosnia and Herzegovina | 1 month ago

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The centenary of the shot heard around the world has thrown the animosities and divisions of the Balkans into sharp relief as rival factions compete to mark Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination. The murder of Ferdinand by a 19-year-old Bosnian

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Rio de Janeiro :: Brazil | 1 month ago

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An Argentina soccer fan holds a replica of the World Cup trophy while watching the World Cup game between Argentina and Bosnia with others gathered before an outdoor screen set up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June 15, 2014. It truly is a

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Fredericton :: Canada | 1 month ago

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The 44-month-long Siege of Sarajevo, which took place between 1992 and 1996, marks the longest siege of a major city in the history of modern warfare. According to the United Nations, at one point during the siege, daily shelling of the city could

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Sarajevo :: Bosnia and Herzegovina | 1 month ago

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It is hard finding a bright side to the museum scene in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, where the Olympic Museum burned down during a 1992-95 siege by Serbian forces and the main national museum closed in 2012 for lack of funds. It is hard finding a

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Sarajevo :: Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2 months ago

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Diplomatic editor A Muslim woman hurries past graffiti warning of snipers in Sarajevo...Photo: Krause Johansen/Getty The wartime commander of the Bosnian Serbs, Ratko Mladic , opened his defence against charges of genocide and crimes against humanity

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Sarajevo :: Bosnia and Herzegovina | 3 months ago

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Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) Bosnian police say a man threw a hand grenade into a nightclub, wounding 26 people, six seriously, then called the police to complain that the bouncers had beaten him up afterward. Police said Monday that an hour after the

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Sarajevo :: Bosnia and Herzegovina | 3 months ago

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Sarajevo's famed architectural jewel, "City Hall", or the National Library, reopened on Friday, 22 years after it was destroyed by Bosnian Serb forces' shelling during the 1992-1995 war. "It is the symbol of our strength to overcome the past and our

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Sarajevo :: Bosnia and Herzegovina | 3 months ago

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Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) Thousands of Bosnians have celebrated the canonization of Pope John Paul II by unveiling a statue in the heart of Sarajevo. John Paul's support for Sarajevo's resistance to nationalist efforts to destroy the traditional inter-

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Sarajevo :: Bosnia and Herzegovina | 4 months ago

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The 19th century pseudo-Moorish-style building was completely destroyed by Serb shelling in 1992, along with its almost 2 million books and manuscripts. Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) Workers are rushing to finish the reconstruction of the Sarajevo Library

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Sarajevo :: Bosnia and Herzegovina | 4 months ago

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Serb troops besieged Sarajevo over two decades ago, killing over 100,000 people and forcing out thousands of others in what was the longest siege of a capital in modern times. Immediately after Bosnia and Herzegovina declared its independence from

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