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Balkans News

Massive clean-up in Balkans after flood of the century

Belgrade - The death toll from cataclysmic floods in the Balkans rose by six to 57 on Friday as people returned home to salvage what belongings they could amid a huge clean-up operation.

Deadly floods recede to reveal Balkan desolation

Belgrade - Floodwaters crept lower in the shellshocked Balkans Thursday to reveal widespread devastation after the region's deadliest natural disaster since records began more than a century ago.

Mine explodes in Bosnia as floods clear-up begins

Sarajevo - A landmine dislodged by devastating floods in the Balkans exploded in Bosnia, officials said Wednesday, hurting no one but highlighting the dangers of a huge clean-up operation as governments began counting the costs.

Mine explodes in Bosnia as floods clear-up begins

Sarajevo - A landmine dislodged by devastating floods in the Balkans exploded in Bosnia, officials said Wednesday, hurting no one but highlighting the dangers of a huge clean-up operation as governments began counting the costs.

Waters recede in Serbia to reveal a ghost town

Obrenovac - The roar of an armoured vehicle ploughing through muddy water was the only sound on the deserted streets of Obrenovac, a Serbian town hit by some of the worst flooding of the past week.

Catastrophic floods bring down Bosnia ethnic barriers

Zepce - When Ibro Begic decided to tackle the hazardous mountain road to reach those stricken by record floods near his Bosnian town, he was also challenging deep ethnic divisions left over from the brutal conflict of the 1990s.

Disease warning in deluged, mourning Balkans

Belgrade - Officials in the Balkans warned Tuesday of the risk of epidemics as the death toll from the worst floods in over a century hit 49 and water levels in Serbia inched ever higher.

Balkans floods trigger Bosnia's worst exodus since war

Lokvine - Bosnia said Monday it was witnessing "the biggest exodus" since the 1990s war after the worst floods in a century inundated huge swathes of the Balkans, killing at least 47 people.

Balkans flooding death toll rises to 44

Belgrade - More bodies were recovered from the Serbian town of Obrenovac Sunday as unprecedented floods swept the region, bringing the overall death toll across the Balkans to 44.

UN Court: No Immunity for Karadzic

Bosnian Serb Radovan Karadzic had sought to see his case dismissed. Today the Yugoslavian war crimes tribunal rejected his request, meaning Karadzic is one step closer to facing trial.

Active Criminal Journalism Gets A 'Whole New' Meaning

Macedonian crime journalist Vlado Tanesvski has been arrested on charges of committing a series of murders that he had reported.

Balkan Police Stop Human Trafficking Ring

A human trafficking ring out of the Balkans has been stopped. Around 70 were arrested after months of surveillance. The arrests were made been Balkan police. they were working hand and hand with law enforcement in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Slovenia.

Expectations In The Balkans

The planned NATO mission to Macedonia has awakened a wide range of expectations before it has even begun. It is likely that at least some of these hopes will be disappointed. But the start of a new mission provides an opportunity for the international ...
 

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