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June 16, 2010 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Nearly 40 years after British soldiers shocked the world by shooting to death 14 protesters in Northern Ireland, an official investigation concluded Tuesday that the demonstrators posed no threat and that the killings were completely unjustified. The massacre on the streets of Londonderry on Jan. 30, 1972, was seared into the British and Irish consciousness as Bloody Sunday and marked one of the most important turning points in the conflict in the British province of Northern Ireland.
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June 16, 2010 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Nearly 40 years after British soldiers shocked the world by shooting to death 14 protesters in Northern Ireland, an official investigation concluded Tuesday that the demonstrators posed no threat and that the killings were completely unjustified. The massacre on the streets of Londonderry on Jan. 30, 1972, was seared into the British and Irish consciousness as Bloody Sunday and marked one of the most important turning points in the conflict in the British province of Northern Ireland.
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February 4, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 15,000 people marched through the rain in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, marking the 30th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when British soldiers killed 13 civil rights protesters. The killings on Jan. 30, 1972, angered the British province's Roman Catholic minority. Feuding between Catholics and Protestants turned into decades of guerrilla warfare. None of the paratroopers suspected of involvement in the shooting has been charged, but Britain has set up an inquiry.
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March 9, 1989
Two British soldiers were killed and six others injured when a guerrilla land mine exploded under their jeeps in Londonderry, Northern Ireland's second-largest city, police reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but suspicion fell on the Irish Republican Army, fighting British rule in Northern Ireland. Earlier, the IRA issued a statement saying two elderly men killed a day earlier in a triple murder at a gas station were slain by mistake.
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October 28, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Police arrested six men and seized weapons and bomb components during a raid in a remote area near the border with the British province of Northern Ireland. Two AK-47 rifles, explosives and some mortar parts were found in the raid in the northwestern County Donegal. The area is about 20 miles from the border with the district of Londonderry in Northern Ireland.
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September 28, 1988 | Reuters
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher paid a rare and heavily guarded surprise visit to Northern Ireland today, saying elimination of "terrorism" in the province is her dearest wish. Helicopter gunships and hundreds of police and troops protected Thatcher from guerrilla attack as she was ferried by air to a textile factory in Londonderry, Northern Ireland's second-largest city, and to a school in a loyalist area.
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December 2, 2013 | By David Ng
Laure Prouvost, a French-born artist who specializes in filmed installations, is the winner of the Turner Prize, one of the highest honors in the visual arts. The annual award, which recognizes artists under 50 who were born in or are currently working in Britain, was presented on Monday by actress Saoirse Ronan at a ceremony in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The other nominees for the 2013 Turner Prize were Tino Sehgal, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Prouvost was considered a long shot for the award, with Sehgal having been expected by many to win. CHEAT SHEET: Fall arts preview The award, organized by Britain's Tate, comes with a monetary prize of £25,000 ($40,900)
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August 13, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
About 15,000 Protestants paraded through the predominantly Roman Catholic city of Londonderry in Northern Ireland after a night of rioting by Catholics. The parade ended without clashes as about 700 police officers in the British province kept rival mobs apart. Police said rioters in Bogside, the major Catholic district beside central Londonderry, hijacked and burned at least two cars and threw about 50 Molotov cocktails at police. The trouble came hours before the parade by the Apprentice Boys.
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February 18, 2005 | From Associated Press
Irish police arrested seven people, including a member of the IRA-linked Sinn Fein party, and seized millions of dollars suspected of being stolen in the December robbery of a bank in the British province of Northern Ireland, authorities said Thursday. In the biggest of several coordinated raids targeting Irish Republican Army money-laundering operations across Ireland, police said they had recovered at least $4.4 million at a house in the village of Farran, 10 miles west of the city of Cork.
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