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Four men have appeared at the High Court in Glasgow charged with attempting to murder two former high profile leaders of the Ulster Defence Association.
The four are alleged to have planned to kill Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair and Sam McCrory.
Two of the men are also accused of planning the murder of former Barlinnie Prison governor Derek McGill with a car bomb.
The charge alleges they recruited individuals and communicated with the IRA and the Real IRA.
They are accused of carrying out, and getting others to carry out, surveillance on prison officers, Mr McGill and "individuals perceived by them to belong to, or have an association with, loyalist organisations.
The four men deny all the charges.
Respect MP George Galloway launched legal action against victims spokesman Willie Frazer over allegations made at a loyalist protest outside the Ulster Hall in Belfast.
Lawyers for Mr Galloway went to the High Court in Belfast TODAY to seek an injunction as part of a wider claim that comments broadcast on YouTube were defamatory and put his life in danger.
He claims sectarian and false remarks made about him during last month's picket constituted hate speech.
A man accused of murdering Omagh woman Mairead McCallion earlier this year has walked free from court.
Fifty year old Noel Knox with an Omagh address appeared before the town's magistrates court this morning to be told the public prosecution service had dropped all charges against him.
Mairead McCallion was found with head injuries at a house in Castleview Court in the town in February.
She was taken to hospital after her condition rapidly deteriorated but later died.
Ian Paisley Jr has called his father's critics "pygmies in his shadow".
Writing in the Ballymena Guardian the son of the former First Minister said his father felt he'd been 'taken for granted' by some people in the Free Presbyterian Church and in political life ".
Ian Paisley was buried in north Down yesterday.
The former First Minister the reverend Ian Paisley has been laid to rest in north Down.
At a quiet Ballygowan cemetry the undisputed leader of modern Unionism was buried on the brow of a hill overlooking a country road.
Apart from the current North Antrim MP there were no MP's and No MLA's - just undertakers and the Reverend David McIlveen.
Ian Paisley junior helped carry the undraped coffin.
A marquee was erected around the grave - preventing the family's privacy from being compromised.
As he was being laid to rest The first and deputy first ministers were paying tribute to him at Stormont.
As a mark of respect, Northern Ireland Assembly business was suspended .
First Minister and current DUP leader Peter Robinson said: "Ulster will never see the like of him again".
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said he had "lost a friend...
Earlier the he Sinn Fein President turned up at Belfast City Hall to sign a book of condolence.
Gerry Adams said he wanted to make public his sympathy to the Paisley family:
The reporting of disability hate crime in Northern Ireland is 'alarmingly low'.
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The 21-year-old singer and her entourage were travelling to New Orleans on Monday night when one of the vehicles in the convoy spontaneously combusted.
Miley’s younger sister Noah and mother Trish were on board the vehicle at the time, with the 14-year-old uploading a series of videos on Instagram, captioned: “Tour bus down!”
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According to The Sun, Cheryl has put forward a list of names who were behind some of the biggest songs of the past decade.
Amongst the names is Amanda Ghost – whose biggest hit came in the form of James Blunt’s classic track ‘You’re Beautiful’ alongside Sia Furler, who has penned hits for the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce and Katy Perry
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Orlando Bloom and Ashton Kutcher Among New Names On Lindsay Lohan's "List"
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As well as Ashton and 'Orli', it seems that the troubled actress also reportedly bedded the likes of Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro and...er... Danny Cipriani.
Star names released last week included Adam Levine, Zac Efron Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix, but apparently Lindsay isn't only concerned about getting her claws into movie stars and singers.
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