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Titanic bandmaster’s violin to go on display in Northern Ireland

The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the liner sank beneath the waves is to go on display at a museum marking the tragedy in Northern Ireland, officials said Monday. The instrument belonging to Wallace Hartley was found strapped to his body after he drowned with some…

Fifth night of violence rocks Belfast

Police were attacked with petrol bombs and a French press photographer assaulted during a fifth night of violence on the streets of east Belfast, police said. Clashes broke out as large crowds gathered on the city’s on the Lower Newtownards Road, the Northern Ireland Police Service (PSNI) said. A police…

Irish conservative official knocked out during riots in Belfast

A leading Northern Irish politician was knocked unconscious by a thrown missile as sectarian tensions spilled over into rioting in Belfast at the climax of the Protestant marching season. Nigel Dodds, the deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) — the province’s pro-British, Protestant, conservative largest party — was…

Church investigates after parishioners notice gay porn during communion rites

A priest in Northern Ireland is being investigated Monday for accidently showing gay pornographic images to a group of parents, according to the BBC. Father Martin McVeigh was prepared to show a normal Powerpoint slideshow from a memory stick at a holy communion presentation last week in front of 26…

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