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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 1 December 2015
  2. Six injured as car hits group of people
  3. Viable device found during alert
  4. 94 new cases of HIV detected in year

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Ciaran McCauley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    That's all from us on BBC News NI Live. We hope you enjoy your evening. 

    We'll be back tomorrow from 07:00 bringing you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

  2. Ruling could allow terminations for NI girls under 16

    A High Court ruling on abortion law could mean girls under the age of 16 who become pregnant in Northern Ireland have a right to a termination, the human rights commissioner has said.

    Girl holding pregnancy test

    A judge ruled on Monday that Northern Ireland's legislation on the issue is in breach of human rights law.

  3. Cricketers beat Zimbabwe to top group

    Ireland's women's cricket team have eased to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe to top their Women's World Twenty20 qualifying group and set up a semi-final against Scotland.

    Isobel and Cecelia Joyce

     The Joyce twins starred as the Irish made it three wins out of three in Bangkok.  

  4. DUP to vote for new leader

    The DUP will have a new leader in just over two weeks time. The replacement for Peter Robinson, who announced his resignation last month, will be chosen by the party's 46 most senior elected representatives.

    Peter Robinson
  5. 'Significant capability' removed from dissident republicans

    Irish police say that the explosives and guns seized near the border in County Monaghan represent a "significant find".

    Gardai

    Insp James O'Leary says the find - which included, ammunition and mortars - represents a "significant capability" that has been removed from dissident republicans.  

  6. GAA launches plan to boost sport

    The GAA has launched a three-year action plan aimed at increasing hurling participation levels in all counties.

    Hurlers

    The Development Action Plan for 2015-2018 has been pulled together by the GAA's Hurling Development Committee.

  7. Same-sex marriage is 'issue for Stormont'

    Same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland is a matter for Stormont to decide on, the attorney general has told the High Court in Belfast.

    Two hands and a wedding ring

    John Larkin QC said it was an issue of "pure social policy". He was addressing a hearing in the case of a gay couple married in England last year, who want the court to declare that their marriage is fully constituted throughout the UK.

  8. Two injured in crash leave hospital

    Two of the six people who were injured when a car crashed into a crowd on the Boucher Road last night have been discharged from hospital, a Belfast Health Trust spokesperson has said.

    Crash scene

    Two more injured are in the intensive care unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital and another two are described as stable.

  9. Fire in the sky

    Some residents in County Armagh got quite the sight on Sunday evening when a fireball was spotted streaking though the night sky.

    Fireball

    Armagh Observatory said it received 30 submissions from the public reporting the sight. 

  10. Most Northern Ireland MPs to support David Cameron on Syria

    Mark Devenport

    BBC News NI Political Editor

    As the House of Commons prepares to vote on David Cameron's call for air strikes against IS held territory in Syria, it looks like a majority of Northern Ireland MPs will back the prime minister.

    Nigel Dodds

    The DUP, which has eight MPs, has said it "will have further discussions with the government and will need to see the motion which will be voted on".

  11. Screen test for Newry Cathedral

    A new outdoor screen has been erected in front of Newry Cathedral.

    Big screen at Newry Cathedral

    A spokesperson for Newry, Mourne and Down District Council said: "The large outdoor screen is part of the revitalisation scheme in Newry. The project was publicly advertised as part of the planning process and no major opposition was received." The screen has planning permission for two years.

  12. UTV sale passed at company's general meeting

    Directors at UTV have said the company has today passed a resolution in connection with the sale of UTV's television business.

    UTV building

    Further details of the resolution are expected to be set out in a letter to shareholders which will be published on 12 November 2015.

  13. Dungiven pipe bomb found by firefighters

    Police say that the pipe bomb found in Dungiven was discovered by firefighters when they were called out to deal with two wheelie bins that were on fire.

    Dungiven pipe bomb

    "Those firefighters are local people giving up their time to help local communities in emergencies and were put at risk by this device," says Supt John Magill. 

  14. Crash victims were filming for crime programme

    RTÉ says it's aware that the people hurt when a car crashed into them last night were members of a production company filming a crime reconstruction programme for the broadcaster.

    Crash Boucher Road

    "The PSNI are currently investigating the incident. RTÉ cannot comment further at this time," it says. "Our thoughts are with those involved and their families."

  15. County Antrim Shield match called off

    Tonight's County Antrim Shield semi-final between Carrick Rangers and Linfield has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

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    The decision to call off the fixture was made following a morning pitch inspection and the game has been rescheduled for Tuesday 15 December.  

  16. Family may move house after pipe bomb find

    A Dungiven man has said his family may have to move house after a pipe bomb was left on his doorstep.

    Gavin Watson

    The device was left outside Gavin Watson's home in the Ard Na Smoll estate in Dungiven last night.

  17. Taskforce details of Monaghan searches

    Gardai have said the operation in Scotstown, County Monaghan involved officers from its anti-terror division, the special detective unit, dog handlers and its armed emergency response unit as well as local officers. 

    Garda

    The exact quantities of weapons and explosive devices have not yet been revealed by gardai. 

  18. Abortion law decision remains with Stormont

    The Lord Chief Justice's office has confirmed that yesterday's decision that abortion law here breaches human rights does not mean that the court can force legislation to be changed.

    Justice

    It says that "declarations of incompatibility under the 1998 (Human Rights) Act, however, leave the validity of the particular law intact". It adds that "the ultimate decision remains with parliament, not the judiciary".  

  19. Four victims of crash could be discharged

    A spokesperson from the Belfast Health Trust has said four of the six people injured after a car crashed into a crowd of people last night are "stable" and could be discharged this afternoon.

    Car at scene of crash

    The two other victims are being described as "critical". 

  20. HIV home test ban to be lifted

    Health Minister Simon Hamilton has announced his intention to lift the restrictions on HIV self-testing in Northern Ireland.

    HIV particle

    Currently anyone wishing to test for HIV has to go to a health professional at a GP surgery, sexual health clinic or Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) clinic, but in other parts of the UK it ispossible to home-diagnose. 

  21. Pair arrested in connection with O'Hara funeral

    Two men from Strabane have been arrested in connection with offences during the wake and funeral of Peggy O'Hara in Derry.

    Masked men in uniform at the funeral of veteran republican Peggy O'Hara

    Police said that the men, aged 53 and 34, have been taken into custody in Belfast. The funeral in July featured a paramilitary display.

  22. Weapons found in Monaghan searches

    A number of firearms, including AK47 assault rifles, mortars, detonators, detonating cord and other component parts of IED's have been recovered by Garda investigating dissident republican activity in Scotstown, County Monaghan.

    Garda sign

    The items were found as a result of searches in the border region on 25 November. A 43-year-old man was arrested in connection with the searches on 27 November.

  23. Firearm license cost to rise

    The PSNI have announced that the fee for a five-year firearm certificate will rise from £50 to £98 as of 22 February 2016.

    Man holding gun

    Ch Supt Peter Farrar said: "This increase in the licensing fee will reduce the current gap between the income received by the police service from firearm certificate applications and the cost of administering the licensing system."

  24. Nama questions former advisor

    John Campbell

    BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor

    Nama has written to its former advisor Frank Cushnahan asking him why he did not disclose potential conflicts of interest. Mr Cushnahan sat on Nama's Northern Ireland advisory committee from 2010 until November 2013.

    Frank Cushnahan

    A Stormont inquiry has heard he met an investment fund to talk about the sale of Nama's NI portfolio. Nama has asked why he was not required to tell them about the meeting.

  25. Dungiven alert disruption

    A Sinn Féin councillor in Dungiven has hit out at those who left a viable device outside a home, causing an ongoing security alert.

    Dungiven alert

    "This is the third incident over the past few weeks that has resulted in disruption to the local community," says Sean McGlinchey. "Thankfully, no one has been injured in this attack on a family home."

  26. Clinton email: Cameron 'threatened' peace process

    It's been revealed that an aide to Hillary Clinton described David Cameron as "threatening recklessly" the peace process five years ago - the comment has been revealed in the latest batch of Mrs Clinton's private emails to be released.

    Hillary Clinton David Cameron

    Her adviser, Sydney Blumenthal, refers to meetings Mr Cameron, then opposition leader, had with the UUP and DUP. He says Mr Cameron was threatening "to destroy a generation of work in order, potentially, to gain marginal seats in NI in case of a hung parliament".

  27. 'Pleased and relieved'

    Stephen Nolan Show

    BBC Radio Ulster

    Sarah Ewart, whose personal story of travelling to England to having an abortion after her unborn child was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality, says that she's "so pleased" at yesterday's judgement that abortion should be extended to Northern Ireland.

    Sarah Ewart

    "I can't even explain how relieved I am," she tells the Stephen Nolan Show. "So relieved if we're not having to go across the water anymore."

  28. Newry Democrat: Welfare cuts opposition

    Welfare cuts, Crossmaglen's success and Edward Haughey's inheritance fortune are the main stories on the front of the Newry Democrat this week.

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  29. Clarke to stay with Crossmaglen

    BBC Sport NI

    Armagh star Jamie Clarke says he has not decided whether to play for the county in 2016 but that he will stay with Crossmaglen until the end of their All-Ireland Club Championship run.

    Jamie Clarke

    "I am committed to Cross until the end of the year for definite, to the end of the All-Ireland campaign. I will take it from there," he says.

  30. Abortion guidelines circulated

    Health Minister Simon Hamilton tells the BBC's Nolan show that new draft guidelines on current abortion law and practice have been finalised and circulated to executive colleagues.

    Simon Hamilton

    It comes a day after the Belfast High Court ruled that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland is in breach of human rights law.

  31. Broadband report sees major urban/rural difference

    Business correspondent Julian O'Neill tweets that Ofcom have identified issues with Northern Ireland's broadband service.

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  32. RBS 'still has much to do'

    Ewen Stevenson, chief financial officer of RBS - the parent company of Ulster Bank - comments following the results of today's Bank of England stress tests:

    RBS logo

    "We are pleased with the progress we have made relative to the 2014 stress test, but recognise we still have much to do to restore RBS to be a strong and resilient bank for our customers. During 2015 we have continued to strengthen our core capital ratio and improve our leverage position."

  33. Rain clearing later

    Geoff Maskell

    BBC News NI Weather Presenter

    Well, after an extremely wet start things are going to get a bit better - the full forecast shows it's going to be a lot warmer than yesterday, with temperatures up to 13C.

    Tuesday weather
  34. RBS among weakest in stress test

    Clodagh Rice

    Business Reporter, BBC News NI

    Ulster Bank's parent company, the Royal Bank of Scotland, has been found to be among the weakest of Britain's seven largest lenders in a Bank of England stress test- the central bank has tested the UK's biggest lenders to see whether they would survive a financial shock.

    RBS

    RBS and Standard Chartered received a warning as they were found not to have enough capital strength. But, none of the banks failed the test showing that the UK's major banks are in a relatively resilient state.

  35. Witness speaks of 'terrifying' incident

    A man who witnessed last night's crash in which a car collided with a group of people says the incident was "terrifyingly surreal".

    Car

    "I turned around and saw the car coming from far off. I realised it wasn't stopping and myself and several others moved out of the way, but six people got hit," says the witness, who was part of a group filming a crime reconstruction.

  36. 'Over 100 jobs' in past year

    Julian O'Neill

    BBC News NI Business Correspondent

    Creagh Concrete, a building supply firm from Toomebridge, says it has created more than 100 jobs in the past 12 months in its most successful year since the downturn.

    Creagh Concrete
  37. Two 'critical but stable' after crash

    The Belfast Health Trust says that two of the six people injured last night when a car crashed into them are in a critical but stable condition, while the other four are stable.

    Boucher car crash
  38. Houses evacuated in Dungiven alert

    Police say that a number of houses have been evacuated in the security alert in Dungiven.

    "Police are still at the scene and it's envisaged the security alert will continue for a number of hours," says Insp Michael McDonnell.

  39. Delays on M1 motorway

  40. Treated for 'serious abdomen injuries'

    Good Morning Ulster

    Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) spokesperson John McPoland says that a person seriously injured after a car crashed into a crowd in south Belfast last night has "abdomen injuries".

    Ambulance

    "Other people have various fractures, such as hip fractures and leg fractures and other suffered facial injuries," he says.

  41. Success for Swail

    BBC Sport NI

    Belfast's Joe Swail eased his way into the fourth round of the UK Championship with a 6-1 win over Michael Holt last night.

    Joe Swail
  42. Rise in NI people living with HIV

    A new report by the Public Health Agency has revealed that during 2014, 94 new first-UK cases of HIV were diagnosed in Northern Ireland.

    HIV particle

    The report, which has been published ahead of World Aids Day tomorrow, also shows the number of people living with HIV in Northern Ireland has increased to 809 in 2014, compared with 738 in 2013, an increase of nearly 10%.

  43. Man arrested after car crashes into crowd

    A person has been seriously injured and five others taken to hospital after a car crashed into a crowd of people in south Belfast last night.

    Boucher Road

    It's understood that a TV crew was filming a reconstruction for a crime show in the area. A man in his 20s has been arrested.

  44. Good morning

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    Welcome back to BBC News NI Live - we'll have all the news, sport, weather and travel on another very wet morning. Hope it's drier wherever you are!