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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 16 May 2016
  2. Child abuse survivors lobby Stormont for compensation
  3. Mother's prescription drugs warning after son's death
  4. Teenager killed in Coleraine crash
  5. Picture: Apple Blossom by Morris Duncan

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Nuala McCann

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from us...

    Another busy day for BBC News NI Live - hope we kept you informed and entertained! Join us again tomorrow from 0700 BST. Enjoy your evening.

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  2. Drugs mule expelled from Peru

    A judge in Peru has granted an order expelling Scottish drugs mule Melissa Reid from the country.

    Michaella McCollum (left) and Melissa Reid were arrested at Lima airport in 2013

    The 22-year-old, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, and Michaella McCollum, from County Tyrone, were jailed in 2013 for attempting to smuggle cocaine to Spain.

  3. Education Authority: some staff angry at processing 'error'

    A payment processing error by Northern Ireland's Education Authority, has "angered" some non-teaching school staff who haven't received their wages yet. 

    Staff pay cheques were due over the weekend

    More than 5,000 workers, including classroom assistants and caretakers, were supposed to receive their salary on 15 May. The EA says staff should receive payments at midnight on Monday.

  4. Who's got the best moves? PSNI take on Gardaí dance challenge

    The gauntlet has been thrown down! Police officers across Northern Ireland have accepted a dance-off challenge put to them by the Irish police force.

    PSNI officers taking part in dance challenge

    Gardaí posted a video on social media of its officers doing the 'running man' dance last week. Now the Police Service of Northern Ireland has accepted the challenge.

  5. Sinead O'Connor 'missing' in the US

    Police in Chicago have said they are searching for the Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who has been missing for more than a day.

    Irish singer Sinead O'Connor

    In a statement, police confirmed they are seeking to "check the well-being" of the 49-year-old. Officers were called after Ms O'Connor "left the Wilmette area" for a bicycle ride at 06:00 local time on Sunday.

  6. Arkinson: inquest hears search information was 'third-hand'

    The decision to search the home of Arlene Arkinson's sister was based on third-hand information, an inquest for the missing schoolgirl has heard.

    Arlene Arkinson disappeared in 1994 after a school disco in County Donegal

    Police and soldiers searched Kathleen Arkinson's home in April 1996 and dug up the entire garden over several days.

  7. Man's ear 'ripped' in east Belfast attack

    A man's ear has been ripped after he was bitten during an assault in east Belfast, police have said. 

    PSNI crest

    He was attacked by a group of men on the Albertbridge Road on Saturday evening. A man and woman with the victim were also injured.

  8. In a galaxy not so far away....

    The "force" was with a Londonderry teenager, who's battled cancer twice, when he met his Star Wars idol today. 

    Londonderry teenager Jamie Harkin meets Mark Hamill

    Jamie Harkin had breakfast with Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, at a hotel in County Donegal. Afterwards the 17-year-old said he was "starstruck".

  9. Woodburn oil drill: company says work underway

    The oil company behind a controversial oil drilling project near Carrickfergus said work is underway at the site.

    Drilling site in Woodburn, Carrickfergus

    Opponents of the drill, who have been monitoring the site at Woodburn, have disputed that claim. The drill is contentious because it is close to reservoirs that supply thousands of homes but NI Water says there is no threat to the water supply. 

  10. Attack victim 'not seriously hurt'

    A girl who was attacked in what was thought to be a sectarian hate crime in a west Belfast park was bruised but not seriously hurt, the police have said. 

    PSNI crest

    The teenager was walking in the Falls Park area at 21:00 BST on Saturday when she was attacked by a group of girls.

  11. Coalisland bomb accused can return to family home

    A County Tyrone man accused of an IRA bomb attack on Coalisland police station in 1997 can return to live in the town again, a judge has ruled.

    Paul Campbell is charged over a 1997 grenade attack on Coalisland police station

    Prosecutors opposed Paul Campbell's bid to go back to his family home, claiming there was a risk of witness interference. The judge allowed Mr Campbell to return home citing delays in the case.