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- Updates for Tuesday 23 August 2016
- Finance committee members urge finance minister to step aside as Nama inquiry coaching claims are investigated
- Rio police statement expected on investigation into illegal Olympic ticket sales
- Picture: Black arch, Larne (by Trevor Hartnett)
Former Northern Ireland goalkeeper and current St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has been among those paying tribute to 56-year-old John Thompson whose body was recovered from the River Bann yesterday.
BBC News NI Arts and Education Correspondent
A number of pupils at a Newry school have been disqualified from an A-level exam and had their grades cancelled.
The BBC understands that around 15 students who sat the A-level Sociology exam set by the AQA exam board at Our Lady's Grammar School are affected.
A 46-year-old man charged with murdering prison officer Adrian Ismay has been warned about any further breaches of bail.
Christopher Alphonsos Robinson, of Aspen Park in Dunmurry, claimed a failure to report in with police on time was due to him falling asleep. He was released on bail by the judge, but told he "might not get as easy a ride again".
Police are at the scene of a security alert in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.
The PSNI is defending its handling of an investigation into alleged criminal activity within the Police Ombudsman's office linked to the 'Derry Four' case.
Teenagers Gerry McGowan, Michael Toner, Stephen Crumlish and Gerard Kelly were charged with killing Lt Steven Kirby in 1979. They skipped bail and fled across the Irish border, but were finally acquitted of all charges in 1998.
Josh Little and Lorcan Tucker are handed a first Ireland call-up and are among six new faces for two T20 games against Hong Kong next month.
Greg Thompson, James Shannon, Sean Terry and David Rankin are recalled for the games which are part of two double-headers. Ireland women face Bangladesh in morning matches.
Police say they have seized 65,000 diazepam tablets over the past three months and made 17 arrests, with other drugs recovered including herbal cannabis, cannabis resin, amphetamines and mephedrone.
Michael Conlan will face disciplinary action by amateur boxing's world governing body over his angry reaction to his controversial Olympics defeat, says AIBA president Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.
The Irish boxer made a rude gesture to the judges after he lost by unanimous decision to Vladimir Nikitin and gave a profanity-laced post-fight interview.
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness says his party colleague Máirtín Ó Muilleoir will not be standing aside as Finance Minister "on the basis of calls from opposition parties, much less calls from the DUP".
The UK-based delivery firm Whistl has won the contract to provide postal services for all Northern Ireland government departments.
The contract will last for up to five years and will involve the firm handling up to 20 million items a year.
The Aviva Stadium will stage next May's Pro12 final with the announcement made during the launch of the 2016/2017 season at the Dublin venue today.
Connacht are defending champions after their 20-10 win over Irish derby rivals Leinster in the Murrayfield decider. The Pro12 final will be played on Saturday 27 May.
A protester from Fathers 4 Justice was removed from the stage of a live-televised festival in the Republic of Ireland after interrupting the event last night.
The man, dressed as a priest, stormed the stage during the Rose of Tralee International Festival in County Kerry.
The chairman of a GAA club at the centre of a row over funding for a community project has resigned.
Eddie Haughey resigned from County Antrim's Oisín Glenariffe club following a vote to move a set of gates commemorating two IRA men.
Japanese traditional music band, Toyota Céilí, wowed the crowds when then performed at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis, County Clare, on Sunday. Have a listen to Toyota Céilí.
Full-time female workers in Northern Ireland are defying the gender pay gap to earn more than their male counterparts, official figures have shown.
A new report said the gap between the hourly earnings of the two sexes widens after women become mothers.
Mrs Brown's Boys has been named the best British sitcom of the 21st century, beating the likes of The Office and Gavin & Stacey.
Brendan O'Carroll, who stars as Angela Brown, said he was "lost for words...and that doesn't happen to me very often".
Stormont Finance Committee ends for the day and agrees to meet again on 7 September.
Emma Little-Pengelly tells the finance committee that in terms of her role and transparency she is coming to the process with "clean hands".
"If there is any issue that arises I will raise it at the earliest opportunity," she adds. "At this stage we are simply trying to establish facts."