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Milosevic To Be Buried In Hometown

A mourner touches a portrait of Slobodan Milosevic at the gate of the Milosevic family estate in Pozarevac (epa) March 18, 2006 -- Slobodan Milosevic will be buried today.

The funeral of the former Yugoslav leader will take place in his hometown of Pozarevac, east of Belgrade.

Reports say none of his immediate family, most of whom now live in Russia, will attend.

The 64-year-old Milosevic died of a heart attack in his cell at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague on March 11.

Today, results of independent Dutch toxicological tests on Milosevic showed no signs he was poisoned. The head of the UN tribunal, Judge Fausto Pocar, said the tests also found no trace of unprescribed drugs capable of causing his death.

"So far, no indications of poisoning have been found. A number of medicines prescribed for Mr. Milosevic were found in the body material, but not in toxic concentration," Pocar said.

Milosevic supporters say he was poisoned, but others allege he took unprescribed medication on his own.

(AFP, AP, Reuters)

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