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  1. Updates for Friday 5 August 2016
  2. Man arrested over Donaldson murder
  3. Irish Olympic boxer fails drug test
  4. Over £1m announced for peace projects
  5. Picture: Surfing off Portstewart Strand, County Londonderry (by Albert Boyle)

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  1. Good night, enjoy your weekend

    That's all from BBC News NI Live on a very busy Friday.We'll be back on Monday from 07:00 with more updates on news, sport, travel and weather. Have a great weekend.

  2. Crash victim was 65-year-old woman

    The woman killed in a two-vehicle crash on the A1 near Hillsborough this morning was aged 65.

    Hillsborough crash

    The collision between a bus and a car happened shortly after 08:00. Police have appealed for witnesses. 

  3. 60% rise in Irish passport applications

    The number of people in Northern Ireland applying for Irish passports rose by more than 60% last month, compared to the same period last year. 

    Irish passports

    In the first full month since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, there were 6,638 applications for Irish passports from people living in NI. That is 2,568 more than July last year.  

  4. Dissidents 'want to drag NI backwards'

    Secretary of State James Brokenshire says those responsible for hiding explosives and guns seized by police outside Lurgan want to drag Northern Ireland backwards.

    Lurgan weapons

    "They will not succeed. This is a reminder of the continuing need for vigilance and to report any information - no matter how small - to the PSNI," he said.

  5. Kingsmills families deserve justice, says MLA

    Speaking after the arrest of a 59-year-old man over the Kingsmills massacre, DUP MLA William Irwin said the victims' families deserve justice.

    Kingsmills victims

    "It is vital that whilst the possibility of justice remains that all efforts should be expended to identify all those involved," he said.

  6. Weapons find 'significant blow to dissidents'

    Ulster Unionist Upper Bann MLA Doug Beattie says the discovery of weapons outside Lurgan was a "significant blow" to dissident republicans.

    Dissident weapons

    The DUP's Carla Lockhart said lives had been saved by the police operation. Sinn Féin's Catherine Seeley said there was "no space for armed actions in our society".

  7. Taxi law review could put Uber future in doubt

    A review of taxi legislation in Northern Ireland could raise doubts about the future of the Uber operation in Belfast.


    A recently enacted law means that taxis need a certified meter and receipt printer but Uber will not install these as it uses its own metering technology. 

  8. Arms find 'great result' for police

    Policing Board chair Anne Connolly has welcomed the firearms and munitions find in Lurgan.

    Dissident arms find

    "It's a great result for the PSNI to find these firearms/munitions and take them away from those who would have used them to cause harm in our community," she said.