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There's been another shooting in west Belfast, the second 24-hour so.

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A young man had been shot in the legs in Forest Street. The Belfast

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health trust says the victim is in a stable condition.

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A Londonderry man accused of terrorist offences in Syria has

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been found not guilty of three charges of having explosives.

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However, a jury could not reach a verdict on charges that

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Eamon Bradley attended a terrorist training camp and received training

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Eamon Bradley said he got on a bus in Derry three years ago, travelled

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to Dublin and then got a flight to Istanbul.

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And then he said he crossed the border into Syria to

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His interviews with the police were read

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This trial is still down to a number of

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issues, among them was Eamon Bradley recording facts when he told

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detectives he went to Syria to help rebels

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or was he a fantasist who

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might never have been in Syria at all?

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The prosecution say Eamon Bradley told the truth about the

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events in question and that there was no evidence he was a fantasist

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But questions were raised about details

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On the one hand, he said he went to Syria

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to join the Army of Islam and said he fought in three battles, two

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against Government forces and one against IS.

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But he said he never fired a shot, never used a grenade

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and hid under a tree during the battles.

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The jury deliberated for five hours and when

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it returned, they found Eamon Bradley not guilty on three charges

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Then they resumed their deliberations and a

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short time later returned to tell the judge they could not reach a ten

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to one majority verdict on the three charges.

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As a result of the hung jury on the three charges of

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attending terrorist training in Syria, this

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case will now go back to the Public Prosecution Service.

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They will then decide if there should be

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A judge has said it would be premature to hold the trial

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of man who's on the run without him being present.

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Damien McLaughlin from Ardboe in County Tyrone faces charges

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in connection with the murder of the prison officer

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He was due to go on trial next week but hasn't been seen

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Sinn Fein's leader at Stormont, Michelle O'Neill, has told an IRA

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commemoration that there's no hierarchy of victims.

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She was speaking at an event to mark the four men who were shot dead

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by the SAS in her home village of Clonoe in 1992.

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Helen Jones reports from County Tyrone.

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The four men attacked the police station and this was their weapon of

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choice, bolted to the rear of a Lorde. It was capable of bringing

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down a helicopter. They were ambushed by the SAS in the grounds

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of a church and it is believed that is where the IRA team were

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abandoning the lorry. The four men were shot dead hearing the grounds

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of the church 25 years ago. Tonight their families came for

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commemoration. Michelle O'Neill was a guest speaker. She was a teenager

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at the time of the attack. She personally knew all four men who

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were killed. I remember that night so clearly. I can certainly remember

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the pain and the hearts and sorrow and the shock. Most of all felt by

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their families and also the wider community. There has been criticism

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from some quarters about her participation in this event. We have

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every right to be here. Everyone has the right to remember their own dead

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in a dignified manner. There can be no hierarchy of victims. Rick --

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Republicans recognise that. The refusal of many to do so... Whilst

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tonight was all about the past, she also spoke about concerns for the

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days ahead, especially in relation to Brexit.

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It's emerged that a number of companies registered

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as being dormant have been claiming tens of thousands of pounds

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A BBC programme has obtained a list of all recipients which is currently

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Companies which are dormant do not usually have significant accounting

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transactions. The DUP's Arlene Foster has come

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under more pressure over the botched renewable heating scheme

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in the first televised leaders' debate of the Assembly

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election campaign. All five main party leaders took

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part in the UTV debate during which Mrs Foster also

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revealed her party's Brexit campaign was part funded

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by an organisation from England. Our Political Correspondent Enda

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McClafferty was watching. Arlene Foster has been centrestage

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in the RHI storm for months and tonight she was once again fielding

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fire from all sides. Whilst the investigation is ongoing and we will

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not go into government with Arlene Foster. Would it not have been

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better to have inquiry set up in December rather than wait till

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January? The inquiry is critically important and it is now in place. I

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was very open about saying... Briefly. I have nothing to hide. As

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expected the RHI crisis dominated the debate and it was not just the

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DUP feeling the heat. Sinn Fein oppose the public inquiry day after

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day until they realised they had to support it. Who brought forward the

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public inquiry? Under immense pressure. The opposition can stand

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on the sidelines, you couldn't do anything, Martin McGuinness dealt

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with that. Then the focus switched to Mike Nesbitt's plan to give the

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SDLP is number two. The Ulster Unionist Party has become the

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Lothario, hopping in and out of bed with every other political party. It

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is good that make is arguing people should vote on the substance of how

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we do government and not along tribal lines we previously had. I

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have talked about transferring my personal vote to the SDLP. I have

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said to my supporters to vote Ulster Unionist and then for any candidate

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you trust will do the right thing by your community, constituency and

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country and I think that is the right thing to do because RHI is not

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an orange or green issue. The debate moved on to Brexit as Arlene Foster

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came under pressure regarding party donations. Brexit is one of the

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issues which pushed Gerry Adams's Sinn Fein out of the Executive

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because they cannot deal with these issues. How much was donated to the

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league campaign? Can you tell us who the donations from? Yes, I can, an

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organisation in England at once is either union kept and make sure we

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can have a United Kingdom. This was always going to be a bruising battle

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but that is much on offer voters and the party leaders to chew over

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before they do it all again at the end of the month on the BBC.

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With news of what's coming up on The View, immediately

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after this programme, here's Mark Carruthers.

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Arlene Foster took the DUP to record levels of support last May now she's

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facing another election to a reduced Stormont amid accusations

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Tonight on the View I'll be asking the DUP leader

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about the future of devolution, working with Michelle O'Neill

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and this snap election which she has described as the most

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That's the View immediately after this news.

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The weather latest now, with Cecilia Daly.

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Hello there. The rain should ease as the night goes on. That will still

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be damp and translator with Mr MacLeod over the hills, quite foggy

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in some areas. It will be mild. It will be drizzly but it should

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improve as a morning goes on. First thing is disappointing, but it

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should become drier and brighter as the morning goes on. Showers later

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in the day coming up from the south. They will move into Wales,

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south-west England and into western Scotland. Elsewhere, it will be dry

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and feeling mild. Temperatures in Northern Ireland will be higher than

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today, 1112 degrees but by the end of the day there will be a few

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showers and it will be wet on Friday night. Saturday will be an improving

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day. Sunday remains dry now looks like a mild weekend.

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Our next BBC Newsline is at six twenty five in the morning

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You can also keep updated with News Online.

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From this point, it's band versus band.

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