A team of experts is leaving for Kosovo

The World Health Organistion has announced it is sending a team of experts to Kosovo to investigate if there is a link between the use of depleted uranium (DU) weapons and cases of cancer. The visit, beginning on Monday, will focus on civilians who may have been in contact with debris from exploded DU shells. The mission was requested by the UN's ex-head in Kosovo, Bernard Kouchner, amid continuing concern about the effects of using DU rounds on the health of Balkans peacekeepers, BBC reports. The announcement came as Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica - speaking on his first official visit to Bosnia - insisted that the United Nations should treat Nato's use of DU weapons in the Balkans as a war crime.