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Dialogue the only way to end violence

TENSIONS between the western powers and Russia are at an extremely high level following the use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians and a subsequent airstrike by the United States in response.

Farm accident death is a dreadful tragedy

The death of a four-year-old boy in a farm accident in Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh is a dreadful tragedy which has devastated his family and the wider community.

Focus on Russian response following US airstrike

Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against President Assad's forces marks a dramatic change of course from a US leader who had seemed determined not to get drawn into the war in Syria.

Widespread drugs problem needs to be addressed

The recent spate of tragic deaths has underlined once again the scale of the drugs problem in Northern Ireland and the terrible consequences of misusing both illegal and prescription drugs.

Craigavon case exposes unspeakable depravity

Many people will find it difficult to comprehend the unspeakable depravity that took place in an ordinary house in Craigavon or the fact that it continued undetected over an eight year period.

Justice needed for Michaela McAreavey

There will be enormous sympathy for the family of Michaela McAreavey, who travelled back to the scene of her 2011 murder in Mauritius to make an emotional appeal for public help in the stalled investigation.

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