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Ratko Mladic removed from war crimes court

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been removed from a court in The Hague after he shouted at judges reading his trial verdict over crimes during the 1990s Bosnian war. His expulsion happened after the judge rejected a request by his lawyer to adjourn the session on health grounds. Known as the “Butcher of Bosnia”, Gen Mladic faces 11 charges, including genocide and crimes against humanity, at the UN tribunal. Gen Mladic, 74, has denied the charges. The session was resumed shortly after he was expelled. He was sent…

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe's likely successor

Media playback is unsupported on your device Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, could be sworn in as the new president within hours, the ruling party says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, is due to arrive back on Wednesday, the Zanu-PF says. His dismissal led both the party and the military to intervene and force an end to Mr Mugabe’s 37-year long rule. The news sparked wild celebrations across the country late into the night. The…

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Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Media playback is unsupported on your device Jubilant Zimbabweans celebrated late into the night after Robert Mugabe resigned as president. He held power for 37 years and once said “only God” could remove him. While still considered by some to be an African independence hero, his many critics see him as a despot who ruled by fear and brought a once-promising economy to near ruin. His shock resignation came in the form of a letter read out by the speaker of parliament. In it, Mr Mugabe – who had so…

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Waddesdon air crash: Four men killed named by police

Four men who were killed in a crash between a helicopter and a plane have been formally identified by police. Nguyen Thanh Trung, 32, from Vietnam, was on a two-month training programme and was being instructed in the helicopter by Capt Mike Green. Savaan Mundae, 18, and Jaspal Bahra, 27, also died in the crash near Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, on Friday. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating. Thames Valley Police said its “thoughts remain with the families of those involved in the accident”. The helicopter and Cessna 152…

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Budget 2017: Hammond to 'seize opportunities' from Brexit

The UK must “seize the opportunities” from Brexit while tackling deep-seated economic challenges “head on”, Philip Hammond is to say in his second Budget. The chancellor will promise investment to make Britain “fit for the future” as an “outward looking, free-trading nation” once it leaves the EU in 2019. But he will also commit to supporting hard-pressed families with the cost of living and address housing shortages. Labour say he should call time on austerity and boost public services. In his Commons speech, which will begin at about 12:30 GMT,…

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Gaia Pope death: Arrested family want police apology

A 19-year-old wrongly suspected of Gaia Pope’s murder has been “on the verge of a mental breakdown”, his mother has said. Nathan Elsey was detained alongside his grandmother Rosemary Dinch, 71, six days after Miss Pope, 19, disappeared. Deborah Elsey said she had “no idea” why her son was a suspect and has called on Dorset Police to apologise. The force, which has released the pair without charge, said officers would have had “multiple grounds for arrest”. More on this and other stories from across the South of England Media…

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