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Daredevil divers plunge from Bosnian bridge in centuries-old tradition

26 Jul 2020

MOSTAR, Bosnia Divers hurled themselves from a 24-metre (79-ft) high Ottoman-era bridge in the Bosnian town of Mostar on Sunday, staging a centuries-old contest even though the COVID-19 pandemic prevented many visitors from coming.

Survivors of Srebrenica genocide march to honour victims, 25 years on

08 Jul 2020

CRNI VRH, Bosnia Dozens of survivors of the Srebrenica genocide marched through the woods of eastern Bosnia on Wednesday along the route they took to escape Bosnian Serb death squads a quarter of a century ago this week.

Bosnia junior swimming champion makes do with tiny pool in greenhouse

24 Apr 2020

DOBOJ, Bosnia Competitive swimmers around the world had their training plans scuppered when coronavirus lockdowns forced the closure of most pools. Not so in the case of Bosnian junior swimming champion Iman Avdic, whose father has come up with a home-made solution.

"People are not animals"; stranded migrants freeze in Bosnian forest

03 Dec 2019

VUCJAK, Bosnia Hundreds of migrants and refugees stuck in a makeshift camp in a Bosnian forest are struggling to survive in subzero temperatures as snow weighs down on their tents, spurring fears that some may die unless they are resettled soon.

Bosnia buries 86 victims of 1992-95 war recovered from grisly ravine

20 Jul 2019

HAMBARINE, Bosnia Thousands of relatives from Bosnia and across Europe gathered in the village of Hambarine for the burial of 86 Bosniak Muslims on Saturday, 27 years after they were killed and dumped in a ravine in one of the most gruesome incidents of the Bosnian war.

Bosnians protest against migrant influx in border town

16 Jun 2019

BIHAC, Bosnia Several hundred Bosnians protested on Sunday against an influx of migrants in the western border town of Bihac, warning of security and health risks from thousands sleeping rough.

Fire at migrant centre in Bosnia injures 29 - police

01 Jun 2019

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia Twenty-nine migrants were injured in a fire that broke out early on Saturday at a centre in the northwestern Bosnian town of Velika Kladusa, police said.

Torrential rain and floods hit Bosnia; Balkan neighbours on alert

14 May 2019

TESLIC, Bosnia Torrential rain and floods in some parts of Bosnia forced authorities to declare an emergency on Tuesday, while neighbouring countries were on alert and taking protective measures as downpours continued.

Thousands cheer on horses in Bosnia log-towing contest

20 Apr 2019

SARAJEVO Several thousand people flocked to a private arena in northwest Bosnia on Saturday to cheer on their favorite horses during a traditional pre-Easter log-towing contest.

Displaced Bosnians blame politicians for their plight ahead of polls

04 Oct 2018

MIHATOVICI, Bosnia Edis Haskic has been living in a reception centre since 1995, when Bosnian Serb forces killed his father and 8,000 other Muslim Bosniak men and boys in the eastern town of Srebrenica in Europe's worst atrocity since World War Two.

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