Karadzic before UN court

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic appeared before a UN war crimes judge for the first time today to answer genocide charges and said he had been kidnapped and feared for his life.

Karadzic intends to represent himself during the trial and will take advice throughout.

He will be back before the court on 29 August 2008 when he must enter a plea to the charges against him.