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'I am not a war criminal!' Extraordinary moment Bosnian war chief drinks bottle of 'POISON' after his 20-year prison sentence for campaign against Muslims is upheld at The Hague?

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.

Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the most high-ranking Saudi arrested as part of an anti-corruption probe, agreed to a settlement of more than $1billion in order to be set free, it is reported.

Bali's international airport Ngurah Rai airport can today be re-opened after the ash coming from Mount Agung shifted direction, allowing 120,000 tourists stranded on the island to go home.

The court ruled that Oskar Groening, who was found guilty in July 2015 of being an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people at the Nazi death camp in occupied Poland, is not too old to do time.

Brit faces Dubai jail after friends took selfies with man

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 Korea announces it has become a full NUCLEAR state

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.

At least 21 people have been injured, three of them seriously, after a train travelling between Malaga and Seville derailed this morning near the town of Arahal, Andalusia.

The new NATO global trends report shows a higher risk of major interstate war than that compiled in 2013, naming artificial intelligence, China and Russia as some of the risk factors.

British mother Nazanin Ratcliffe has post traumatic stress disorder, doctors in the Iranian jail where she is being held have confirmed. The mother of one is being held on spying charges

Mohammed bin Nayef Counselling and Care Centre in Saudi Arabia, a cushy halfway house between prison and freedom, is representative of a controversial strategy for tackling extremism.

Aslan Gagiev claimed he could not be deported back to his native Russia because he has developed 'a rare form of aerophobia, in which the accused simply cannot survive the flight.

An investigation was launched after a local paper last year published testimonies of 11 men and women claiming to have been assaulted in Tysfjord, a municipality above the Arctic Circle.

ISIS children kill 'spy' by chopping arms off with swords

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.

Italian man 'kept woman in sex dungeon for a decade'

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.

The photographs, which appeared on social media, show visitors smiling and posing at Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in Poland, where Nazis murdered over a million people.

Researchers from the University at Buffalo analysed nine 'Yeti' specimens - including bone, tooth, skin, hair and faecal samples - collected in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau.

CCTV footage captured the moment a hapless thief plummeted through the ceiling of a supermarket in Straubing, in the German state of Bavaria. Police are probing the raid.

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 land supremacy

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.'

Ram Gopal Patel, 39, hit his 13-year-old son across the head then castrated him with an axe before leaving him to bleed to death in their home in Baloda Bazaar, central India on Saturday.

Adolfina Camelli Ortigoza, 21, from Nemby, Paraguay, was 'punished' by Pedro Heriberto Galeano, 32, every time she got a positive reaction to one of her photos or posts on Facebook.

Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet base jumped from 13,000ft before speeding through the air at 85mph and somehow managing to glide into the aircraft using wingsuits over the Swiss Alps.

 

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