The Public Prosecution Service has said the allegations of security force collusion in at least 24 murders in Northern Ireland by an army intelligence agent known as Stakeknife ought to be investigated by police.
The moniker Stakeknife was the codename for a high-ranking army agent within the IRA.
It is believed by some victims that double agents within the republican organisation were permitted by the security forces to commit crimes including murder to gain the trust of gunmen.
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The Democratic Unionist Party has announced that ministers who had resigned from the Stormont Executive will return to office in the wake of the publication of a Government-ordered review of paramilitary structures in Northern Ireland.
A Government-ordered review has found that all the main republican and loyalist terror groups in Northern Ireland remain in existence, but are now committed to peace.
The independent review, called by Theresa Villiers, also found that all the main groups had committed murders since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement but their leaders were now committed to peaceful means, she told parliament.
It also found that the structures of the Provisional IRA remain, including an Army council, but in a "much reduced form", Ms Villiers said.
She said the report found that "individual members of paramilitary groups with a legacy of violent activity still represent a threat to national security".
Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive reached the brink of collapse in recent months after the murder of Kevin McGuigan, 53, was linked to the IRA.
After outlining the findings of the review, Ms Villiers said she was hopeful of a successful outcome in talks to save the power-sharing deal.
A failed dissident republican grenade attack on police in Northern Ireland is being treated as attempted murder.
A senior officer said it was only "good fortune" that lives were not lost.
The grenade landed at the feet of three officers but failed to detonate after being hurled from an alleyway in the republican Short Strand area of Belfast.
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A number of migrants were found in the back of a lorry on the Brackmills Industrial Estate.
Local reports suggest seven migrants were inside the lorry.
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