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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 4 November 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Monday
  3. Picture: Sunset over Armagh (by James Carlisle)

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  1. Good night!

    Well, that just about brings to an end a very busy week on BBC News NI Live. We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel updates from 07:00 on Monday. 'Til then, enjoy your weekend!

  2. Plans for US teams to join Pro12 dismissed

    BBC Sport NI

    Plans for American sides to join the Pro12 have been dismissed by the company running the pro game in the US.  

    Houston

    Houston in Texas was one of the venues discussed that could one day host Pro12 rugby matches.

  3. United subsidy 'should never have been approved'

    People Before Profit MLA Eamonn McCann tells Radio Ulster's Evening Extra he was always opposed to United Airlines being given a £9m rescue deal, to save its Belfast to New York route.

    Eamonn McCann

    The route is to be stopped, after the deal was found to be in breach of EU rules. Eamonn McCann said there were "better uses" for the money, and that there was "never a guarantee" that the flight would've been preserved in the long-term.

  4. United decision a 'crash landing' for executive's economic strategy

    SDLP MLA Sinead Bradley says United's decision to end its Belfast to New York service shows the executive's economic strategy has "spectacularly crash landed". 

    Sinead Bradley

    "We need to know what communication the economy minister had with the European Commission seeking advice on the decision before and after he issued a ministerial direction, ignoring the advice of senior civil servants," she adds.  

  5. Elderly couple tied up during robbery

    A man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s have been left badly shaken after an aggravated robbery at their home in Lisburn last night. 

    PSNI

    Three men tied up the elderly couple at the Old Ballynahinch Road before locking them in the bathroom and making off with a sum of money.   

  6. Funeral of musician Bap Kennedy takes place

    The funeral of well-known Belfast singer-songwriter, Bap Kennedy, has taken place.

    Funeral
    Funeral

    He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year and passed away on Tuesday evening. He was 54.  

  7. Ballymurphy inquest to begin 'late November'

    Vincent Kearney

    BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent

    An inquest into the deaths of 10 people shot dead by soldiers in Ballymurphy in west Belfast 45 years ago, will get under way later thismonth.

    Ballymurphy

    A preliminary inquest hearing has been scheduled for 30 November, but it won't be completed unless the coroner's courts service is given additional funding.

  8. Hamilton 'baffled' by EU ruling on United

    Economy Minister Simon Hamilton says he's "baffled" by the European Commission's ruling against a £9m funding package to United, which Belfast International Airport says has led to the airline's decision to end its Belfast to New York route.

    Simon Hamilton

    He says his department had been working with United over the past number of days, and that he "regrets the decision Europe has taken".

  9. Parents 'relieved' baby death inquest over

    The parents of a one-month-old baby who died suddenly in Whitehead a year ago, say they're relieved the inquest is over and they have answers.

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    Video caption: Parents of Shea Morrissey relieved baby death inquest is over

    Shea Morrissey's parents, Sam and Louise Lynn Morrissey, spoke to BBC News NI reporter Kevin Sharkey following the inquest.

  10. Slaughtmanus GAA player Kevin King dies during match

    Tributes have been paid to a 22-year-old Gaelic player who died suddenly during an indoor football match in County Londonderry.  

    GAA

     St Mary's GAC chairman Eddie Deery described Kevin King as a promising footballer with a bright future.  

  11. United decision 'slap in the face' to executive

    Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson says United's decision to end its only flight to the US from Belfast is a "slap in the face" to the Stormont executive.

    Stewart Dickson

    "We also need a clear strategy from the executive outlining what they are doing to attract another airline to this route as a matter of urgency," he adds.