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Belfast: Capital of Northern Ireland
Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, standing on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast. It is the 12th-largest city in the United Kingdom and the second-largest in Ireland. It had a population of 343,542 as of 2019. Belfast suffered greatly during the violence that accompanied the partition of Ireland, and especially during the more recent conflict known as the Troubles.

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Thomas Tuchel: Substitution of Super Cup hero Kepa Arrizabalaga was planned [Video]

Thomas Tuchel: Substitution of Super Cup hero Kepa Arrizabalaga was planned

Mandatory credit: UEFA Super Cup Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel revealed the decision to bring goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on for the Super Cup penalty shoot-out win over Villarreal stemmed from extensive..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published
Belfast teenagers play on BT big screen in aid of online hate awareness [Video]

Belfast teenagers play on BT big screen in aid of online hate awareness

Teenagers from across Northern Ireland played a match at Crusaders FC Seaview grounds in Belfast on the eve of the Super Cup. The match was in partnership with BT Hope United and the UEFA Foundation..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:17Published
Ballymurphy families use annual march to oppose statute of limitations proposals [Video]

Ballymurphy families use annual march to oppose statute of limitations proposals

The families of victims shot dead by British soldiers in Ballymurphy have been joined by victims from all sides of the Troubles to voice their opposition to a proposed statute of limitations on legacy..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:39Published
Festival fans queue up for Covid jab to secure free tickets [Video]

Festival fans queue up for Covid jab to secure free tickets

There was an early morning queue from 6am in west Belfast for Covid-19 vaccinations and the chance of free tickets to Feile an Phobail’s diversionary Feile Music Night.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published
Lights go down on live theatre performance for first time in 16 months [Video]

Lights go down on live theatre performance for first time in 16 months

Theatre lovers in Belfast have been treated to a live performance for the first time since the start of the pandemic.Only 90 minutes after Stormont regulations formally changed to permit theatres to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

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Two men charged with Lyra McKee's murder granted bail after appearing in court

Two men have been granted bail after appearing in court charged with murdering Belfast journalist Lyra McKee.
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Ryanair blames UK government and Belfast airports as it pulls out of Northern Ireland

ryanair blames uk government and belfast airports as it pulls out of northern ireland
Ryanair has blamed a lack of support from the UK government and Belfast's two airports as it confirmed it was pulling out of Northern Ireland.
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Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after baby dies in 'domestic stabbing' incident

woman arrested on suspicion of murder after baby dies in 'domestic stabbing' incident
A baby has died and another child has been injured following an incident at a house in Belfast.
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Extra nurses called in to Belfast hospitals to deal with 'extreme pressure' from COVID patients

extra nurses called in to belfast hospitals to deal with 'extreme pressure' from covid patients
Hospitals in Belfast have called in extra nurses to deal with the "extreme pressure" from increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients as Northern Ireland runs out of hospital beds.
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Challenge to Northern Ireland Protocol thrown out by Belfast court

challenge to northern ireland protocol thrown out by belfast court
The High Court in Belfast has dismissed a legal challenge to the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol, the part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement that created an "Irish Sea border".
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Uefa Super Cup: Chelsea v Villarreal game will be played at Belfast's Windsor Park

The Uefa Super Cup match between Chelsea and Villarreal will be played in Belfast on 11 August after suggestions it would be moved to Istanbul.
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Rainbow Cup: Ulster-Scarlets off because of Covid-19 cases

Saturday afternoon's Rainbow Cup game between Ulster and Scarlets in Belfast is postponed due to positive Covid-19 cases in the Irish side's squad.
BBC Sport - Published

Ireland v Scotland T20 series: Scots defeat hosts in Stormont opener

Scotland secure an 11-run victory over Ireland in the first of four T20 games between the sides in Belfast this week.
BBC Sport - Published

Police 'increasingly concerned' about missing Belfast brothers aged eight and five

police 'increasingly concerned' about missing belfast brothers aged eight and five
Police in Northern Ireland say they are "increasingly concerned" over the welfare of two boys who have been missing since Friday.
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PM apologises 'unreservedly' over killing of 10 civilians in Ballymurphy

pm apologises 'unreservedly' over killing of 10 civilians in ballymurphy
Boris Johnson has apologised "unreservedly" on behalf of the UK government over the killing of 10 innocent civilians in Ballymurphy, west Belfast, in 1971.
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10 innocent people shot without justification at Ballymurphy, coroner finds

10 innocent people shot without justification at ballymurphy, coroner finds
Ten people shot dead at Ballymurphy, west Belfast, in 1971 were innocent and their deaths were without justification, a coroner has ruled.
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Murder trial of two former soldiers accused of killing IRA commander in 1972 collapses

murder trial of two former soldiers accused of killing ira commander in 1972 collapses
The trial of two former British soldiers for the shooting dead of an IRA commander in 1972 has collapsed at the Crown Court in Belfast.
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Northern Ireland 2-0 Ukraine: Highlights from Euro 2022 play-off win

Watch extended highlights as Northern Ireland seal their place at Euro 2022 with a 4-1 aggregate win over Ukraine in Belfast.
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'When I play' - matchday inspiration as NI chase history

Northern Ireland have the chance to make more history on Tuesday night when they play Ukraine in the second leg of their Euro 2022 qualifier in Belfast.
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Gun salutes to be fired across UK to mark Prince Philip's 'legacy of indomitable spirit'

gun salutes to be fired across uk to mark prince philip's 'legacy of indomitable spirit'
Gun salutes marking the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will take place in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh as well as aboard some Royal Navy ships and in Gibraltar today.
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Bus set on fire and photographer attacked in disorder in Belfast ahead of emergency meeting

bus set on fire and photographer attacked in disorder in belfast ahead of emergency meeting
Violence has again resumed on the streets of Belfast ahead of an emergency meeting of the Northern Ireland Assembly, with a bus hijacked and set on fire and a photographer attacked.
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Boy, 13, among arrests after 15 police officers injured in Belfast riot

boy, 13, among arrests after 15 police officers injured in belfast riot
A 13-year-old boy is one of eight people arrested after 15 police officers were injured during rioting in Belfast.
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World Cup qualifiers: Northern Ireland forced to settle for scoreless draw against Bulgaria

Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifying hopes are dented by a disappointing 0-0 draw against Bulgaria in Belfast.
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Carl Frampton: Belfast man says defeat by Herring will end his career but insists 'that's not going to happen'

Carl Frampton says defeat by Jamel Herring in Saturday's world title bout will end his career but is confident "that's not going to happen".
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Ireland v Great Britain: Series ends level after 1-1 draw in Belfast decider

Izzy Petter's late equaliser earns Great Britain a 1-1 draw with Ireland as the three-game series in Belfast finishes level.
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Highlights: Olympic champions Great Britain beat Ireland 2-1 in series opener

Olympic champions Great Britain fight back from conceding an early goal to beat Ireland 2-1 in the opening game of the three-match series in Belfast.
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Belfast and Larne port staff pulled over 'upsurge in sinister behaviour'

belfast and larne port staff pulled over 'upsurge in sinister behaviour'
An "upsurge in sinister and menacing behaviour in recent weeks" has led to all regulatory animal-based food checks to be suspended at Belfast and Larne ports.
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Belfast axes inpatient operations as UK hospitals pushed to the brink

belfast axes inpatient operations as uk hospitals pushed to the brink
Belfast's health trust has cancelled all planned inpatient operations this week as hospital staff across the UK say they are being stretched to their limits.
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Anti-Masker Kicked Off UK Flight, Coughs on Everyone

Anti-mask rants, and dangerous COVID behavior, aren't just a U.S. problem -- an angry passenger spewed her breath on fellow fliers when she was kicked off a UK flight. The incident went down Sunday on..
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Sacking of UK minister who broke Northern Ireland logjam dismays Belfast, Dublin

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sacked the minister who helped end three years of political paralysis in Northern Ireland, prompting criticism on Thursday that Johnson was indifferent to the..
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Northern Ireland's politicians return to work after three-year standoff

Northern Ireland's main political parties sat down together in Belfast on Saturday to form a power-sharing government and end a three-year standoff that threatened a key part of the province's 1998..
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DUP concede deputy leader Dodds has lost in UK parliament

The Democratic Unionist Party conceded that its deputy leader, Nigel Dodds, had lost his seat in the British parliament on Friday as counting in his Belfast constituency came to a close.
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DUP would oppose reported EU Brexit offer over Northern Ireland veto

The small Northern Irish party supporting the British government would emphatically oppose any scheme to give the devolved assembly in Belfast a way out of a Brexit backstop after a number of years, a..
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Northern Irish activist joins other Brexit cases in Supreme Court

A Northern Irish rights campaigner whose case against Britain leaving the European Union without a deal was dismissed by Belfast's High Court last week succeeded on Monday in joining two other..
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Northern Irish 'no-deal' Brexit challenge dismissed in court

Belfast's High Court dismissed on Thursday a case arguing that a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement would contravene Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord, saying the..
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Northern Irish activist to appeal dismissal of 'no-deal' Brexit case

A Northern Irish rights campaigner will appeal the dismissal by Belfast's High Court on Thursday of his case arguing that a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement would..
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Northern Irish court to make no-deal Brexit ruling on Thursday

Belfast's High Court is to rule on Thursday on the legality of a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement after an activist argued such a move would not be compatible with..
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UK PM Johnson holds Belfast talks on Brexit backstop riddle

Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson held talks in Northern Ireland on Wednesday in a bid to untangle an impasse over the Irish border "backstop" that has scuppered all efforts to secure an..
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Northern Ireland police discover bomb under officer's car

Police in Northern Ireland discovered a bomb under a police officer's car in Belfast on Saturday that they said was probably planted by militant nationalists intent on killing one of their officers had..
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