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Irish republican leader Gerry Adams received a "credible" death threat following his release after four days of questioning over a notorious IRA killing in Belfast, his party said.
Hundreds of supporters of detained republican leader Gerry Adams rallied in Belfast on Saturday after Northern Ireland police obtained an extension to quiz him over a notorious IRA murder.
Police officers in Northern Ireland came under attack on Friday night when an explosive device was thrown at their vehicle in Belfast, a police spokesman said.
Police in Northern Ireland on Tuesday charged a 33-year-old man over the murder of a prison officer who was shot dead near Belfast as he drove along a motorway to work in 2012.
Police were attacked with petrol bombs and a French press photographer assaulted during a fifth night of violence on the streets of east Belfast..
Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson on Sunday called for peace as a police officer was hurt in the third night of disorder in Belfast.
The OECD provided ammunition Tuesday for an expected G8 offensive against tax evasion in a report outlining how to bring about automatic sharing of financial information that would shoot a hole through banking secrecy.
Vladimir Putin's participation in the first G8 summit of his new term was supposed to seal his comeback to the global stage as Russia's paramount leader after winning a third presidential term last year.
World leaders head to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland on Monday looking to put pressure on Russia to back away from its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad amid growing Western efforts to arm the rebels.
Thousands of protesters are expected on the streets of Belfast to urge G8 leaders to act on global poverty, although the issue looks likely to be overshadowed by concerns over the Syria conflict.
Leaders of the G8 nations meet in Northern Ireland next week determined to crack down on tax evasion and boost global trade, while seeking to push Russia to help find a political solution to the Syria conflict.
Eight of the world's most powerful leaders will shut themselves away in splendid isolation for the G8 summit from Monday in a resort in a picturesque area of Northern Ireland that was once a bastion of the Irish Republican Army.
A lobster thrown live into boiling water may suffer for many seconds, said a scientist who argued Thursday that crustaceans can likely feel pain.
The British flag was hoisted over Belfast's City Hall on Wednesday for the first time since the decision not to fly it permanently sparked riots in Northern Ireland.
Police officers in Northern Ireland fired plastic bullets and used water cannon after coming under attack from rioters for a fifth consecutive night on Monday.
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