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- Updates for Wednesday 9 November 2016
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- Picture: Mount Stewart, County Down (by David Miller)
An organised crime gang has been jailed for smuggling cannabis into Northern Ireland in crates of orange juice and followed an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
The drugs, with a potential street value of £800,000, had been hidden among orange juice cartons in pallets imported from Spain via Dublin.
The SDLP MLA Claire Hanna said she's concerned about the victory of Donald Trump.
"It's a bit like Brexit. He's made promises that he can't keep. I suspect he won't be chasing a lot of foreign direct investment to this part of the world," she said.
The Washington DC punk band, Priests, caught up in a bizarre mix-up with Northern Ireland religious music group The Priests have issued a tongue-in-cheek response to the musical mistaken identity.
Photos of the three NI clerics appeared on music websites to promote a US tour by the band. The US band said: "We appreciate that they recognize us as Priests despite the fact some of us are women."
NI Water is "more interested in avoiding heavy fines than avoiding serious pollution", according to an environmental group. The comments came after it emerged the company had successfully appealed some large penalties.
Friends of the Earth said the government-owned company had reduced some pollution fines by more than 50%. NI Water said it appeals in less than one in 10 cases and had a duty to "safeguard public money".
The new air ambulance for Northern Ireland has arrived in Belfast. Take a look...
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has accused the government of making Brexit up as they go along. He was speaking after the first meeting of a new committee made up of the devolved administrations and chaired by the Brexit secretary David Davis.
Mr McGuinnes said he couldn't understand why more information about the way forward was not being shared with the administrations in Stormont, Edinburgh and Cardiff. First Minister Arlene Forster said it was just the first meeting in what would be a long process.
Defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has told supporters she hopes Donald Trump will be "a successful president for all Americans".
She told supporters at a Manhattan hotel that we "owe him an open mind" and a "chance to lead".
The UUP leader Mike Nesbitt has congratulated Donald Trump on winning the US presidency and also paid tribute to the work of Senator Gary Hart as special representative to US Secretary of State John Kerry.
"I appreciate the way Gary Hart was willing to help without interfering, but I get the impression President-elect Trump is either full on or totally out and neither would be best for Northern Ireland," he said.
Hillary Clinton is expected to "deliver remarks to staff and supporters" within the next half an hour at a hotel in Manhattan in New York.
It will be her first public statement since conceding to Mr Trump in a telephone call.
The new air ambulance for Northern Ireland has arrived in Belfast. It touched down at Titanic Belfast this morning, and will tour Northern Ireland over the next two days.
It is hoped the helicopter will come into service by March. Decisions are yet to be made about staffing and a permanent base for the helicopter.
Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson says that global leadership is needed given the many challenges facing the world. Speaking after the outcome of the US Presidential election, Mr Nicholson said: "Donald Trump has achieved what the experts had said was impossible.
"Many will now be questioning the future of the EU-US trade deal TTIP. We also wait to see how this new chapter in the UK's 'special relationship' with the United States will develop, as the UK government may seek its own transatlantic free trade deal."
A 42-year-old man has been remanded into custody charged with the murder of Jim Hughes in west Belfast at the weekend. Mr Hughes' body was found in a flat on the 14th floor of Divis Tower on Sunday night. He was 62.
Family members of Mr Hughes wept as James Devine, with an address in Divis Tower, appeared at Belfast Magistrates' Court charged with his murder. Mr Devine spoke only to confirm his name and that he understood the charge.
The general manager of a golf resort owned by Donald Trump in County Clare says he's optimistic of a presidential visit.
Joe Russell told Talkback: "I'm hopeful we'll see him flying into Shannon airport making his way to Doonbeg. Fingers crossed."
A charity that campaigns to get people out of their cars has welcomed proposals for 1,000 km (620 miles) of greenways, but says major investment is needed to make them a reality.
Sustrans says the network of walking and cycling routes could have huge benefits, but that it would take "long-term capital investment" by the Stormont executive.
Clíona McCarney from Northern Ireland has been in the US since June working for the Democratic Party in Virginia on the Presidential election. She said people on the island of Ireland should be upset about the election result as she did not believe Donald Trump would play the role of "gatekeeper of our peace process".
"I think that it is very worrying, because it is fairly inevitable we are going to need another American diplomat over in our next stage of crisis talks whenever they may be," she said.
"So I think people in Ireland should be disappointed at this result as well."
Aileen Deeter emigrated from Ireland in 1991 and works as a prison nurse in Kansas.
She voted for President-elect Donald Trump to "change the political system" but doesn't think he will build a controversial Mexican wall.
"I think it's just something for people to imagine - rather than a reality. I don't think it will happen. It's an awful lot of money to waste. It might be more about manning the area - stronger border control. It sounds a little too crazy.
"I voted for Donald Trump for several reasons. I identify with him. He wants to keep jobs in America and change the system politically. It's very corrupt. I hope there's change. You know what they say 'drain the swamp.'"
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood says as a result of Donald Trump's election, "across the western world, politics is facing a dark and difficult moment".
"Trump's was not so much a victory of right over left, it was a victory of fanatical and fantasy absolutism over a more considered, coherent and kinder politics.
"It is for this reason I have said that I will not attend a Trump White House.