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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 9 March 2016
  2. Reports of child sex abuse rise in NI
  3. Government 'using national security to hide from Troubles-related cases'
  4. Boy's family reject decision not to prosecute soldier who killed him
  5. Picture: Belfast at night - by Glenn Miles

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Ciaran McCauley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    That's all from us here on BBC News NI Live for today, we'll be back bright and early at 07:00 tomorrow with more of the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

  2. Londonderry man posed as solicitor to commit fraud

    A 37-year-old Londonderry man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining £18,400 by posing as a solicitor.

    Kieran Joseph Healey, with an address at Great James Street, admitted four charges of fraud by false representation.

  3. McGuiness: Brexit could be an issue for US investors

    Stephen Walker

    BBC News NI Political Correspondent

    The deputy first minister has said the possibility of a UK exit from the EU could be an issue for potential American investors.

    Martin McGuiness and Arlene Foster

    Martin McGuiness made the comments while addressing a Stormont committee. Mr McGuinness and First Minister Arlene Foster are due to travel to the US in coming days.

  4. Dunmurry security alert: Pipe bomb found

    A pipe bomb has been found during a security alert in Dunmurry. The device has been removed for further examiniation and roads in the area have re-opened. 

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  5. Man to stand trial after teenager injured by car at protest

    A man is to stand trial accused of grievously injuring a teenage girl hit by a car in Ardoyne in north Belfast last summer.

    Teenager hit by car

    Sixty-two year old John Aughey is an Orangeman from Mullan Road in Ballymoney. The incident happened close to the scene of a protest about a banned Orange parade.

  6. Extra £47m for school buildings

    Education Minister John O'Dowd has announced an additional £47m for school buildings.

    The minister says the investment will allow up to 10 major construction projects announced previously, to move forward; as well as several school enhancement projects and minor works schemes to take place. 

  7. Second group of refugees due in Northern Ireland

    A second group of around sixty Syrian refugees is due to arrive in Northern Ireland next month. The Deputy First Minister says the intention is for them to go to the North-West of Northern Ireland.

    Silhouette of people walking

    Just before Christmas a group of refugees settled in Belfast. Martin McGuinness praised the work that had been done with them and said that intensive preparations for the new arrivals were underway.