Briefly World: Ratko Mladic falls ill,hospitalised

Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic was hospitalised after he complained of feeling unwell at his genocide trial

Written by Agencies | Published: July 13, 2012 12:43 am

Ratko Mladic falls ill,hospitalised

THE HAGUE: Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic was hospitalised Thursday after he complained of feeling unwell at his genocide trial.

Mladic was sent to hospital “as a precautionary measure,’’ said Yugoslav war crimes tribunal spokeswoman Nerma Jelacic.

Japan mudslides,flash floods kill 15

Tokyo: Flash floods and mudslides,triggered by heavy rain,killed at least 15 people and destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes in southern Japan Thursday. At least 11 people are missing.

95 killed in Nigeria tanker truck fire

LAGOS: A tanker truck broke down and moments later caught fire and exploded in southern Nigeria on Thursday,killing at least 95 people who had rushed to the scene to scoop fuel,an official said. At least 50 people were injured.

Blair political return: Olympics adviser

LONDON: Britain’s opposition Labour Party Thursday said former prime minister Tony Blair is returning to domestic politics for the first time since quitting power in 2007. He’ll advise the party on legacy projects tied to Olympic Games.

Nepal man sent to 170 years in prison

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