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WATCH: Rifat Ramic, a cousin of the Bosnian shooter, says militants "messed with his head."

Video Gunman Kills Bosnian Policeman

A police spokeswoman says a gunman shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) attacked a police station in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik on April 27, killing a police officer and wounding two others before he was shot dead. More

Serbian Authorities Arrest 15 Suspected Migrant Smugglers

Serbia's Interior Ministry says police have arrested 15 people suspected of trafficking migrants. More

Dozens Injured, Detained In Serbia Soccer Violence

Authorities in Serbia say at least 50 people have been injured and 41 arrested after fierce clashes involving fans of rival Belgrade soccer clubs Red Star and Partizan. More

Train Kills Migrant In Macedonia

A Macedonian train killed a migrant walking on the tracks near the capital, Skopje, in the second railroad accident involving migrants in the country in two days. More

Fourteen Migrants Killed In Macedonian Railway Accident

Fourteen migrants were hit by a train and killed late on April 23 while walking on a railway near the central city of Veles, according to the Macedonian Interior Ministry. More

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News Analysis: ICTY's Order On Seselj Puts Belgrade In A Bind

The Hague tribunal on the former Yugoslavia has ordered an accused Serbian war criminal who was given a provisional release in 2014 to return to custody. But handing over the ailing ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj to the controversial court could be political suicide for Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.
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