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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 345,418 in 2021.

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NI Protocol undermines Good Friday Agreement, says Truss [Video]

NI Protocol undermines Good Friday Agreement, says Truss

At a leadership hustings in Belfast, Liz Truss says the Northern Ireland Protocol is causing "unfairness between communities in Northern Ireland" and must be "fixed". Report by Jonesia. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:47Published
Rishi Sunak pledges to 'fix' the Northern Ireland Protocol [Video]

Rishi Sunak pledges to 'fix' the Northern Ireland Protocol

Rishi Sunak promised Tory members he would "fix the Northern Ireland Protocol and protect Northern Ireland's place" in the UK in his opening remarks at the leadership hustings event in Belfast on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:13Published

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Reward of £20,000 offered after 'ruthless execution' of man in Belfast social club

reward of £20,000 offered after 'ruthless execution' of man in belfast social club
A reward of up to £20,000 has been offered for information which leads to the conviction of two killers who fired 20 bullets at a man in a social club in Belfast.
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Man shot dead in social club in west Belfast

A man has been killed following a shooting in a social club in west Belfast.
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'How is a toothbrush a luxury?' Northern Ireland hit hard by cost of living crisis

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At the well-known Nemo's chip shop on the Upper Lisburn Road in Belfast, there's an unwelcome addition to the menu.
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Truss and Sunak questioned on abortion and benefits in latest Tory hustings

truss and sunak questioned on abortion and benefits in latest tory hustings
Liz Truss rejected a plea to restore the abortion ban in Northern Ireland while Rishi Sunak vowed to be "much tougher" on the benefits system in the latest Conservative Party hustings in Belfast.
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Michael Conlan: Belfast fighter defeats Miguel Marriaga in comeback bout

Belfast featherweight Michael Conlan returns to winning ways with a comprehensive unanimous-decision victory over Colombia's Miguel Marriaga.
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Fight Camp: Belfast's Caoimhin Agyarko gives look into gruelling training

Belfast's Caoimhin Agyarko invites BBC Sport into his training camp before his fight with Lukasz Maciec.
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'Worst adult safeguarding scandal in UK history': Hospital abuse inquiry begins in Belfast

'worst adult safeguarding scandal in uk history': hospital abuse inquiry begins in belfast
A potentially years-long public inquiry into widespread allegations of abuse at a Northern Ireland hospital has begun in Belfast.
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'No straight answers' as Sinn Fein meets PM over Northern Ireland impasse

Boris Johnson has been accused of failing to give straight answers after meeting party leaders in Belfast to try to resolve a political impasse over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
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Northern Ireland Protocol talks 'kind of stuck' as PM heads to Belfast

Talks over the Northern Ireland Protocol are "kind of stuck", an EU source has told Sky News as Boris Johnson heads to Belfast to try to make headway on the issue.
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A game of two halves in Belfast as voters split on election results

a game of two halves in belfast as voters split on election results
As the election counts dragged on into Saturday afternoon, thousands descended upon Belfast's Windsor Park for the Irish Cup Final.
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World Cup qualifying: Highlights - Northern Ireland 0-5 England

Watch highlights of England's 5-0 World Cup qualifying win over Northern Ireland in Belfast, where Lauren Hemp and Georgia Stanway both score twice for the Lionesses.
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Woman released on bail after Irish minister taken off stage at peace event in hoax security alert

woman released on bail after irish minister taken off stage at peace event in hoax security alert
A woman arrested after a hijacking and a security alert in north Belfast has been released on police bail.
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Woman arrested after Ireland's foreign minister taken off stage at event in Belfast

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A 38-year old woman has been arrested as police investigate the security alert which led to Ireland's foreign minister being evacuated at a peace event in Belfast.
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Belfast is up for seven Oscars - but how has the film gone down in the city?

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"It's my first film," explains Jude Hill, "and I got to work with all these amazing people."
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'I feel like the mother hen': Caitriona Balfe on Belfast success and the return of Outlander

'i feel like the mother hen': caitriona balfe on belfast success and the return of outlander
Belfast star and BAFTA nominee Caitriona Balfe has told Sky News she never predicted the film becoming the hit that it has.
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Checks on food products sent from Britain to Northern Ireland must continue pending hearing, court rules

Checks on agri-food trade from Britain to Northern Ireland must continue pending the outcome of a hearing next month, a Belfast court has ruled.
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Dune, Power Of The Dog, Belfast and Bond lead BAFTA nominations as blockbusters get spotlight

dune, power of the dog, belfast and bond lead bafta nominations as blockbusters get spotlight
Dune has bagged the most nominations at this year's BAFTA film awards with 11, followed by Netflix western The Power Of The Dog and Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical Belfast.
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Ulster 27-22 Northampton Saints: Hosts made to battle to the end to claim second European win

Ulster claim a second straight Champions Cup win but are made to sweat by a dogged Northampton Saints in Belfast.
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Police probing Belfast journalist's murder search Paris office of production company

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Police investigating the murder of Belfast journalist Lyra McKee have searched the Paris office of a production company and seized "a number of items".
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European Champions Cup: Covid-hit Scarlets concede Bristol game

Scarlets concede Saturday's European Champions Cup game at Bristol Bears over the Covid-19 crisis that means the vast majority of their squad are in isolation quarantine in Belfast.
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Northern Ireland Open: Ronnie O'Sullivan clarifies comments about Waterfront Hall atmosphere

Ronnie O'Sullivan clarifies his comments about the atmosphere at the Northern Ireland Open in Belfast and insists that he would "never criticise any snooker fan".
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Northern Ireland Open: Selby survives scare to win in Belfast

World number two Mark Selby wins on the final black to edge Cao Yupeng 4-3 and progress to the last 32 of the Northern Ireland Open.
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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

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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.
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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.
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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

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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 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

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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

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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'

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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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