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  1. Updates for Wednesday 14 September 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Thursday
  3. Picture: Brantry Lough, County Tyrone (by Richard Moore)

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    It's been another busy news day! We'll be back at 07:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather. Hope you can join us!

  2. Staff learned Concentrix news 'via tweet'

    Staff at the Belfast offices of American contractor Concentrix discovered the firm was being dropped by the government via social media, an MP has claimed.  

    Concentrix building, Belfast

    The company, brought in to cut fraud and error in the benefit system, will not have its contract renewed by HMRC following complaints that it wrongly cut payments to hundreds of claimants.

  3. Neglected children had 'curled toe-nails'

    Three young brothers were so neglected by their parents that their overgrown toe-nails curled around their toes, the High Court in Belfast has heard.  

    Belfast High Court

    The boys, aged seven, nine and 10, lived in filthy homes covered in dog faeces, and two of them were sent to school in nappies, the judge said. He dismissed an appeal by the boys' mother against the decision to take the three of them into care.

  4. Frozen Libyan assets can not be withheld by UK government

    The Secretary of State James Brokenshire tells the NI Affairs Committee at Westminster that frozen Libyan assets cannot be withheld by the UK government. 

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    Victims of IRA attacks made possible by the provision of weapons by Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi have called on the British government to help secure compensation from the frozen bank accounts of the deceased former leader.

  5. Flights cancelled due to French strike

    A strike by French air traffic controllers, which begins at 19:00 tonight and will last until 06:00 on Friday, is expected to lead to flight delays and disruptions.

    French air strike

    Travellers are encouraged to check their travel itinerary and the status of their flight before departure. Aer Lingus say 10 flights have been cancelled while Ryanair has also cancelled flights tonight and tomorrow.

  6. Derry airport funding package expected

    Details of a multi-million pound funding package from Stormont to support City of Derry airport are expected in the "coming days".

    City of Derry Airport

    John Kelpie, Chief Executive of Derry and Strabane District Council, told BBC Radio Foyle that discussions on the funds are at an "advanced stage". 

  7. Philpott released on police bail

    The former chief executive of the USPCA, Stephen Philpott, who was arrested this morning by police investigating an allegation of fraud at the animal charity, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. 

    Stephen Philpott

     A 52-year old woman who was also arrested in Newry this morning has also been released on police bail.

  8. Father of woman advised to bring foetus home in cooler bag tells story

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    Video caption: Father of a woman who was advised to bring a foetus home in a cooler bag tells their story