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29 July 2014 Last updated at 09:38

Man drowns in lake flag incidentTwo tricolours were erected on trees last week on an island in Bessbrook Pond

A 68-year-old man drowns while trying to swim to a lake island to remove two Irish tricolour flags in County Armagh.

PSNI officerRacist attacks on houses and cars

Homes and cars are attacked and racist graffiti is daubed on walls in east Belfast in a spate of overnight "hate crimes" that police say are linked.

Drug user's apparatusBig rise in numbers using safe drugs

The number of Northern Ireland patients using a service that provides safe and legal substitutes for drugs such as heroin rises dramatically.

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Mark Devenport Article written by Mark Devenport Mark Devenport Political editor, Northern Ireland

On the runs deal: Sordid and shabby or legal and proper?

Anyone looking at Dame Heather Hallett's review into On The Runs for an assessment of the moral righteousness of the government's approach to the peace process will be disappointed.

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