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Sunday will mark 100 years since the sinking of the Titanic. The luxury cruise liner set sail from Belfast on April 10, 1912. But her maiden voyage was to be her last. Four days in, she struck an iceberg. Over two thousand people were on board, many emigrating to America. In less than three hours the supposedly “unsinkable” vessel broke in two and sank. RMS Carpathia was the first ship to arrive on the scene, picking up some 700 survivors and taking them to New York. In 1985 advances in deep-sea technology led to the discovery of the wreck. Thousands of Titanic artefacts have been recovered during numerous expeditions and memorabilia attracts keen interest at auction. The story has inspired several movies, including James Cameron’s blockbuster “Titanic”. A 3D version has been released to commemorate the anniversary.

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Walls remain in divided Belfast

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

In Berlin they have been marking 20 years without their wall, in Belfast the division of the city remains set in concrete, wire and fencing.

But that does not mean people are happy with the status quo.

On Monday, a group of youths gathered at the peaceline on Lanark Way, which separates the Protestant Shankill Road from the Catholic Falls Road.

Andrea Maskey, from Falls Road said that the walls should be removed.

“I don’t really think there is a need for them any more, they should be taken down. Everybody else in the world has taken theirs down, so why can’t we?”

Matthew McMullen from Springmartin said that only when people came together would the walls fade into the past.

“They’re protective but I don’t like the sight of them, I would prefer them to come down,” he said.

The walls were a symptom of the “division and fear” that remained between the two traditions that dominate the city.

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The Titanic

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Here are three videos about this legendary ship :

The first one is bout the history and the building of the ship in Belfast :

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This second video explains how the tragedy happened :

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To finish, a short interview of one of the survivors :

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