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Real IRA threatens more 'executions' of police

The Real IRA warned yesterday that it planned to kill more police in Northern Ireland and disrupt the Queen's historic visit to Ireland. At a rally in Londonderry to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising against British rule, a masked member of the dissident republican group told supporters that police would be considered "as liable for execution as anyone, regardless of their religion, cultural background or motivation". In a statement, the group also branded the Queen a war criminal ahead of her first visit to the Republic from 17 to 20 May.

The Last Word: I'm just another 'southerner' who can't 'get' this hatred. Can anyone?

Muting a few chants will no doubt stop a warped individual making bombs

Police fear new attacks on officers

Police in Northern Ireland questioning three men over the murder of constable Ronan Kerr fear further attacks on their officers are being planned.

Kurt Cobain's death: 17 years on

It's 17 years now since the death of one of the most iconic frontmen guitar music has ever produced. We look back at some of our key coverage of the life and death of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain

David McKittrick: Dissidents re-group and plot to disrupt elections

Analysis: The threat they posed rose as a small number of expert bombmakers, who had once been members of the mainstream IRA, became active again

McGuinness in police probe

Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, faced calls last night for a formal investigation into his attendance at an event commemorating IRA terrorists. Politicians and groups representing victims of violence in Northern Ireland are calling for his investigation by the Northern Ireland Assembly's Commissioner for Standards.

Cries of McCarthyism over US Muslim hearing

Peter King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, amid scenes of emotion and anger yesterday opened controversial hearings into what he calls the radicalisation of Islam in America.

Police were 'biased' in Ulster bomb inquiry

Police in Northern Ireland failed to carry out an effective investigation into a pub bombing in Northern Ireland which left 15 dead, including pensioners and children, the Police Ombudsman said yesterday.

Lord Windlesham: Government minister who fell out with Thatcher over 'Death on the Rock'

Lord Windlesham found a place in politics, the media, business and academia, serving in various capacities under Prime Minister Edward Heath in the 1970s.

Gerry Adams is servant of Crown

The Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams was in the strange position of holding a Crown title last night – in exchange for resigning from his unfilled seat in the House of Commons.

Finucane death inquiry closer after fresh talks

A notorious Belfast political assassination which allegedly involved MI5, army intelligence and Special Branch officers is the subject of continuing negotiations between the authorities and the family of the victim.

Sinn Fein signals big trouble for Cowen

The woes of the Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen increased yesterday when his Fianna Fail party was trounced by Sinn Fein in a by-election in Co Donegal.

Adams to go south

Sinn Fein's president, Gerry Adams, is to resign his West Belfast seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly and at Westminster to contest the next general election south of the Irish border. He plans to defend the Co Louth seat being vacated by Arthur Morgan. Sinn Fein is hoping for a breakthrough in the Republic where it has always struggled to gain a significant presence.

Joan Smith: Murder is always wrong, and has nothing to do with faith

When Roshonara Choudhry was jailed for life at the Old Bailey last week, she was said to be the first person to have attempted an al-Qa'ida-inspired assassination of a public figure in this country. Her target, the Labour MP Stephen Timms, survived being stabbed twice in the stomach by the student, but an Islamist website urged other British Muslims to murder politicians who supported the Iraq war. The US-run site, since taken down, published a list of targets, expressed the hope that Choudhry's crime would "inspire Muslims to raise the knife of jihad", and suggested that MPs be tracked down at their advice surgeries, offering a link to a supermarket website where knives can be bought.

Lords stunned by Tory peer's IRA funding claim

A conservative "working" peer has made an astonishing claim that he handled billions of pounds of terrorist funds at the behest of the Bank of England during his business career, with the IRA as his "biggest client".

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