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Former Irish Republican Army commander to dine with the Queen of England

Ex-IRA commander McGuinness to attend queen’s banquet (via AFP) Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said Sunday he will attend a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth in a move that would once have been unthinkable for the former IRA commander. McGuinness hailed the queen’s “leadership”…  …

British Gaddafi documentary swaps ‘real’ terrorism footage for video game

A documentary film that aired last night in Britain claimed to show Irish Republican Army (IRA) fighters shooting down a helicopter in 1988. Problem is, the video shown was not actual footage: it was taken directly from a video game. The mistake is a huge embarrassment for the creators of…

U2′s anti-apartheid song caused new stir in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG – Irish pop singer Bono caused a stir in South Africa on Sunday after expressing support for the singing of an anti-apartheid struggle song that includes the lyrics “shoot the farmer”. The song has been at the centre of a politically charged controversy in South Africa, where the firebrand…

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