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Gerry Adams: A past that hasn’t gone away

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGerry Adams denies IRA claims in court In the early years of the peace process, Gerry Adams once quipped: "They haven't gone away, you know."He was talking about the IRA. But it could easily refer to claims about whether he was in the organisation, which have persisted for most of his life. More lately, the issue of his past has involved
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Muckamore Abbey Hospital: Belfast Trust spends £4m on vacancies

[ad_1] Image caption A report about Muckamore Abbey Hospital listed a series of catastrophic failings The Belfast Health Trust has spent £4m on agency staff in order to cover vacancies at scandal-hit Muckamore Abbey Hospital, it has emerged.Some 36 employees have been temporarily suspended. A police investigation is under way into allegations of abuse of patients.The agency staff, mostly nurses, are travelling from England and further afield to work at
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Little Mix to create new bands for BBC TV talent show

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Little Mix are launching a new TV talent show in which they will create and mentor new bands.The group - who won the X Factor in 2011 - will look for singers who will be put together to form a band.Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall all auditioned for the X Factor as solo singers before being put together to become Little

League of Legends: Boss says it’s ‘not for casual players’

[ad_1] Image copyright Riot Games Riot Games know a little bit about appealing to gamers. After all, 100 million of them play their game League of Legends.This week LoL celebrated its 10th birthday, and marked the occasion with a string of announcements.With new games, big updates and even a TV show, the company is hoping to stay relevant for the next 10 years.And the company's boss Nicolo Laurent told Newsbeat

Abominable: A DreamWorks movie, a map, and a huge regional row

[ad_1] Image copyright Supplied Image caption Vietnamese media featured this photograph - showing the controversial dashed line - which was taken in the cinema Malaysian censors have ordered a scene to be cut from DreamWorks film Abominable before it is screened there - because of a brief glimpse of a map.It is the third South East Asian country to take offence at the scene in the film, a Chinese co-production.The
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Does Huawei’s future lie with India after US ban?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says Huawei equipment has back doors that would enable Chinese surveillance Chinese tech giant Huawei, which has been banned from selling 5G equipment to US telecom companies, is making an aggressive push to market itself in India. "It's been squeezed out of countries by a few governments already, and so a possible contract with India for 5G would be especially important,"
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Australian racehorse slaughter allegations prompt investigation

[ad_1] Image copyright ABC 7.30 Image caption The investigation was prompted by images broadcast on Australian television Australian authorities have launched an investigation into suspected animal cruelty after a TV report revealed the alleged mass slaughter of racehorses.Footage of horses allegedly being mistreated at an abattoir in Queensland caused widespread anger when it was aired on broadcaster ABC on Thursday.The slaughter of racehorses is legal in Australia, but industry rules

China economy: Third quarter growth misses expectations

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images China's economy grew at its slowest pace since the early 1990s in the third quarter, official figures showed. In the three months to September, the economy expanded 6% from a year earlier, falling just short of expectations for 6.1% growth. The slowdown comes as China battles a raft of economic challenges including a damaging trade war with the US.The government has moved to boost the

Channel 4 move makes Leeds the new media city

[ad_1] Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption The former Majestic nightclub will be Channel 4's northern base Channel 4 has officially opened a new base in Leeds, which it says will make it better able to reflect life across Britain. What difference will it make, and why is West Yorkshire currently the hot place for the TV industry?Channel 4 will have around 250 of its 850-strong workforce in Leeds by