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Wednesday, 12 December, 2001, 11:32 GMT

Row over student union 'bias'
A row has broken out at a Northern Ireland university after a report appeared to show a disparity in the number of Protestants employed by the students' union.
hug GCSE results better than ever
More students have achieved top grades in GCSE examinations in Northern Ireland this year.
Extra 5.5m to tackle drug problem
The government is investing an additional 5.5m to help step up the fight against drugs in Northern Ireland.
No terrorist link to murder
Police in the Irish Republic do not suspect terrorist involvement in the murder of a Northern Ireland businessman.
Angry scenes over casualty closure
Officials from a Northern Ireland health board are heckled at a public meeting over plans to close the accident and emergency department of a hospital.
Putting the peace process back on track
BBC NI's Political Correspondent, Mark Simpson, looks ahead to the forthcoming review of the Good Friday Agreement.
Derry parades trouble blights investment hopes
Business leaders and political representatives face the task of repairing Londonderry's commercial image as work on shops damaged in Sunday's violence continues.
Commission changes Newry parade decision
The Parades Commission has changed its decision on a parade in Newry after representations from Sinn Fein councillors - plus other news in brief from Northern Ireland.
Crash claims fifth life
A fifth person dies after a car crash in which four Northern Ireland teenagers were killed in County Donegal last Friday.
Sex advice centre seeks help
A Northern Ireland group promoting sexual health is targeted by an anti-abortion campaign and appeals for help from Northern Ireland Secretary Mo Mowlam.

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A killing in Belfast raises new questions about the IRA ceasefire