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Topic - Belfast
Belfast[http://www.royalmint.com/discover/ukcities/belfast_article.aspx Royal Mint] – Belfast is the administrative capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. Most of Belfast is in County Antrim, but parts of East and South Belfast are in County Down. It is on the flood plain of the River Lagan. - Source: Wikipedia
Boston has signed a sister city agreement with Belfast, Northern Ireland, to strengthen the links between the cities and nurture cultural, economic, educational and religious partnerships and exchanges.
Canadian Svein Tuft powered Orica Green-Edge to victory in the team time trial in Belfast in the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday, taking the overall leader's pink jersey on his 37th birthday.
The Associated Press has determined that Jean McConville, a widowed west Belfast mother of 10 abducted and killed by the Irish Republican Army in December 1972, was 38 at the time of her death, not 37 as has been reported by news media including the AP since she was first reported missing in January 1973. The AP reported that she was 37 based on information provided by police, reference books and some of her children. After receiving conflicting information last week, the AP sought and obtained a copy of McConville's birth certificate, which gives her date of birth as May 7, 1934, making her 38 at the time of her death.
A police evidence file documenting Gerry Adams' Irish Republican Army career has been delivered to British state prosecutors in Belfast, but experts say the chances of the Sinn Fein leader being charged are slim on legal, political and particularly national-security grounds.
Northern Ireland police were granted an extra 48 hours Friday to interrogate Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams about the 1972 IRA killing of a Belfast widow, infuriating his Irish nationalist party and raising questions about the stability of the province's Catholic-Protestant government.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was in police custody for a third day Friday as detectives questioned him over his alleged role in the Irish Republican Army killing of a Belfast mother of 10 in 1972.
Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams, the warlord-turned-peacemaker of the Northern Ireland conflict, was being interrogated Thursday over the grisly slaying of a Belfast widow that has haunted his political career for decades.