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Wednesday briefing: Bosnian Croat war criminal drinks poison in court and dies

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Also Donald Trump retweets British far-right Islamophobic tweets, Brexit payout step-back, and Putin's confirmed daughter

Anna Freeman

29 Noviembre 2017 11:56

Dramatic end - former Bosnian Croat general has died after drinking a phial of poison at a UN tribunal in The Hague, UN officials have confirmed. Seconds after his war crimes sentence of 20 years was upheld at the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Slobodan Praljak, shouted out angrily: 'Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict.'

Trump sparks condemnation - Donald Trump has retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First who has been convicted of religiously aggravated harassment. Trump, who has 43.5 million followers on the network, retweeted three separate tweets by Fransen on Wednesday, which all included separate, unverified anti-Islamic videos.

uclear advances - North Korea has claimed that the rocket it test-fired on Wednesday morning is a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can strike anywhere on the US mainland, as it declared itself a ‘complete’ nuclear state. In a special announcement broadcast on state TV, the regime said it had successfully tested a Hwasong-15, which appears to be an advanced version of ICBMs it launched in July.

Landmark win - Voluntary assisted dying will be legal in Victoria, Australia, from 2019, after a landmark bill successfully passed through state parliament. The government-led, amended bill passed the Legislative Assembly after more than 100 hours of debate across both houses, including several overnight sittings.

Brexit bill - The UK has offered a larger potential 'divorce bill' to the EU - which could be worth up to 50bn euros (£44bn), the BBC reported. There has been no final agreement on a number but the offer was given a 'broad welcome' by Brussels, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said. No 10 has played down reports the final figure could be up to 55bn euros (£49bn).

New York attacker - The man accused of killing eight people and injuring 12 after driving a truck into pedestrians in New York in October has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and terrorism. Sayfullo Saipov, who arrived in the US from Uzbekistan in 2010, entered his plea at a federal court on Tuesday. He faces 22 murder and terrorism charges, including providing material support to so-called Islamic State.

Putin’s parentage - A colleague of Katerina Tikhonova from the world of acrobatic rock'n'roll has confirmed that she is the younger daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The confirmation from a World Rock'n'Roll Confederation (WRRC) official comes two years after Reuters first disclosed Tikhonova's relationship to the President and was publicly challenged post publication.

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