Veterans mark 50th anniversary of British army’s N. Ireland mission | AFP

Veterans mark the 50th anniversary of the British army’s deployment to Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Veterans Association is holding an anniversary memorial event in the city of Lisburn, southwest of Belfast, with hundreds of ex-service personnel attending, including those from the Parachute Regiment and the Royal Engineers. IMAGES

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‘Off-Grid’ pensioner thrives in N. Ireland countryside | AFP

Margaret Gallagher, 77, has lived off the grid in the Northern Irish countryside for her whole life. She survives with no running water, electricity or internet, forging a green lifestyle that predates current trends.

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Today in History for August 15th

Highlights of this day in history: Allies mark VJ-Day as World War II effectively ends; Woodstock begins; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte born; India gains independence; Blast hits Omagh, N. Ireland; ‘The Wizard of Oz’ premieres in Hollywood. (Aug. 15)

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Today in History for August 14th

Highlights of this day in history: Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born. (Aug. 14)

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Tony-nominated ‘Ferryman’ tackles N. Ireland troubles

Based on partner Laura Donnelly’s family tragedy, Jez Butterworth tackles Northern Ireland troubles in “The Ferryman.” The play has received nine Tony nominations. (June 7)

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Swords, selfies: Game of Thrones fever boosts N. Ireland tourism

Since Game of Thrones began its meteoric rise in 2011 fans of the show have been flocking to Northern Ireland, where much of the series was shot. The once conflict-riven province has become a pilgrimage trail for diehard fans hoping to experience the magic of the show for themselves.

The border between N. Ireland and Ireland

Videographic locating the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. A proposed arrangement to keep open the border with Ireland by aligning Britain with some EU trade rules has been one of the issues at the heart of Brexit talks. VIDEOGRAPHICS

The border between N. Ireland and Ireland

Videographic locating the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. EU president Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday, an EU spokesman said, as Brussels and London wrangle over how to save the Brexit divorce deal. Deadlock in the British parliament over Brexit has focused largely on a proposed arrangement to keep open the border with Ireland by aligning Britain with some EU trade rules. VIDEOGRAPHICS

The border between N. Ireland and Ireland

Videographic locating the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Deadlock in the British parliament over Brexit has focused largely on a proposed arrangement to keep open the border with Ireland by aligning Britain with some EU trade rules.VIDEOGRAPHICS