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  1. Updates for Thursday 18 August 2016
  2. Sinn Féin's Daithí McKay resigns amid Stormont 'coaching' scandal
  3. Arrested Irish Olympic boss visited in hospital by colleagues
  4. Students across Northern Ireland receive A-level and AS-level results
  5. Picture: Sunset at the Giant's Causeway (by Aidan Patrick McManus)

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By Erinn Kerr

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  1. Good night

    That's all from us for today on BBC News NI Live. We're back again tomorrow from 07:00. 

  2. Irish politician uses Noah's Ark to support climate change views

    An Independent Irish parliamentarian has used the biblical story of Noah's Ark to support his views on climate change.

    Noah's Ark illustration

    Danny Healy-Rae has consistently claimed that "God above" controls the weather. Earlier this year, the Kerry TD denied there was a human impact on climate change

  3. Bohemians to meet Derry City

    Derry City manager Kenny Shiels says he intends to make "three or four changes" for Friday night's FAI Cup last 16 game against Bohemians at Dalymount Park.


    "We've had five games in 13 days so it's time to bring some fresh legs into the team. There are players on the bench who deserve a go," said Shiels.

  4. Hip, hip hooray!

    Here are some of our brilliant students summing up their A-Level results in just three words.

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    Video caption: A-level results: Students reaction to receiving their results
  5. Cash seized from lorry in Portadown

    Police have seized an estimated £400,000 after stopping a lorry on the Portadown Road. The money - a combination of euro and sterling notes - was found in a holdall, a plastic bag and in the lorry's cab.


    Two men, aged 30 and 32, were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into money laundering and illegal drugs supply.

  6. Seventy jobs at risk as milk plant goes seasonal

    A County Down milk processing plant is to move to a seasonal production pattern which could affect more than 70 jobs.


    Staff at the Armaghdown Creamery at Banbridge were told the news last night. Seventy-two people are employed at the plant making butter and a form of milk powder.

  7. McKay: A political career

    Daithí McKay became the youngest member of Ballymoney Borough Council at the tender age of 23.  

    Dathi McKay

    Today, following allegations he coached loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson as a witness to an inquiry, he resigned as an MLA. We've tracked his political career, here.