Slobodan Praljak, a former Bosnian-Croat general, killed himself on camera at The Hague on Wednesday as a judge upheld his 20-year sentence for war crimes, it has been reported. Praljak downed a small bottle of brown liquid as the judge delivered his ruling, before telling the cameras; 'I just drank poison. I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction.' The hearing was immediately suspended as medics rushed to the scene, though Croatian state TV later reported that Praljak had died, according to sources close to him. Praljak, 72, is one of six Croatian politicians sentenced to jail for their involvement in a campaign to drive Muslims out of a would-be Bosnian Croat mini-state in Bosnia in the early 1990s.
British woman faces jail in Dubai after her friends took selfies with a man who'd fallen asleep in a hotel lobby and he reported them to police
Asa Hutchinson, 21, claims her friends had spotted the man, a Swedish tech executive in his 50s, sleeping in a hotel lobby after a brunch at Dusty's in Dubai's International Financial Centre (inset) and took selfies with him. But when he woke up, he became aggressive and the group got into a fight. Ms Hutchinson claims she was not involved in the fight, and had only picked up the man's glasses from the floor and 'put them in the bin because she was worried someone would step on them'. The man reported Ms Hutchinson and her friends to police, but as her friends were just visiting tourists, she says that she has ended up with the charges of assault and theft on their behalf.
North Koreans celebrate after Kim Jong-un announces it has achieved its goal of becoming a full NUCLEAR state after testing ICBM that puts the 'whole mainland of the US' within range
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has bragged that his country has achieved full nuclear statehood after successfully testing a new missile capable of hitting anywhere in the United States. The country abruptly ended a 10-week pause in its weapons testing on Tuesday when it fired off its?most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile yet. It poses a new challenge for President Donald Trump who has vowed not to let North Korea develop nuclear missiles that can hit the US mainland. After watching the successful launch of the new type ICBM Hwasong-15, Kim Jong Un boasted about its success, according to a statement read out by state television broadcaster Ri Chun-Hee. Pyongyang residents were also spotted cheering in the streets after the launch. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned on Tuesday that North Korea now has the ability to hit 'everywhere in the world' and that the latest missile test went 'higher, frankly, than any previous shot they have taken.' The Pentagon said the test missile traveled about 620 miles and landed within 200 nautical miles of?Japan's coast. One physicist said the missile appeared to have a realistic range of just over 8,000 miles, which means Washington D.C. is now in range of Kim's attacks - and that Australia and Europe are too.
ISIS children execute a 'spy' by chopping his arms off with swords in horrific video before young child stands on victim's decapitated head to deliver threat to the group’s enemies?
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The disgusting video, released by ISIS terrorists operating along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, shows children murdering an alleged US spy in brutal fashion. First, the victim was chained to two trees with his arms stretched out as he confessed to his crimes. Then two older boys – who appeared to be in their late teens – stepped forward and chopped off his arms with giant swords. One of the boys then decapitated the victim with a hunting knife before the young lad placed his tiny boot on the man's head and delivered his clearly coached speech.
The Italian Fritzl: Woman held in dungeon for TEN YEARS - where she was raped and tortured and gave birth to two children by pervert who had previously been jailed for kidnapping ANOTHER woman - is freed by police?
Aloisio Giordano (inset), 52, was arrested in Calabria at the weekend after police say they discovered a 29-year-old Romanian woman chained up in a squalid basement (left and right) along with two children. The woman told officers she had been trapped there for a decade - chained to a metal pole while Giordano beat, tortured and raped her. During that time she was forced to give birth to two children, a now nine-year-old boy and three-year-old girl, who were subsequently made to watch and even join in the abuse. Shockingly Giordano was jailed for the same crime once before in 1995, but was only sentenced to five years in jail and released early for good behaviour.
Terrifying moment skydiver is sent into an out of control 'death spin' when his parachute becomes tangled at 13,000 ft
Tegan Van Zyl, 27, a chemical engineer from Durban, South Africa, was taking part in a skydive when a bad exit from the plane at around 13,000 feet sent him spiraling to the ground. Despite all of his experience - having completed over 700 skydives - Tegan was unable to stop himself spinning and was close to fainting when he decided to open his shoot. He said: 'There was no time to be scared during the ordeal - I was in complete survival mode. You have to make all the right decisions. Not much time to think of anything else.' He added: 'When I landed I was completely exhausted and in need of a beer.'
The WW2 war machines that battled for supremacy on the front lines: Fascinating colour photos show Allied and Nazi tanks in Europe, North Africa and Asia
The tanks that fought epic duels in the North African desert, among European towns and in the jungles of Asia have been brought stunningly to life. Fascinating pictures show a British commander and Indian crew in a Sherman tank as they encounter an elephant in Burma (bottom left), an American M10 tank destroyer named 'Bessie' making ground in Normandy in 1944 (bottom right), a camouflaged M3 Lee tank in the North African desert with Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery standing by (top right) and an M4 Sherman operated by the British Army liberating a town in Northern France. Design engineer Paul Reynolds, 48, from Birmingham, is behind the colourising. He said: 'I don't really have a message to convey, the content of the photo does that, however I am glad that by colourising these photos more people are aware of the happenings of World War One and World War Two.'