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Reservoir at Silent Valley, Mourne Mountains, Co Down. Photograph: MyLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

County: Down Incident: Botched plan to blow up the Silent Valley Reservoir Date: June 1921 An audacious IRA “dam buster” plan to plunge Belfast into (...)

Stormont  in Belfast. A senior Catholic Church figure has called for courageous leadership to lift Northern Irish politics away from fear and stagnation. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A senior Catholic Church figure has called for imaginative and courageous leadership to lift Northern Ireland politics away from fear and stagnation. (...)

British astronaut Tim Peake says he believes alien life exists in the cosmos and that humans will set foot on Mars. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire.

“Absolutely yes,” was the response of astronaut Tim Peake when asked if he believed humans would eventually land on Mars. It was another emphatic “ye(...)