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Northern Ireland rounded off their incredible 2016 on a losing note as a depleted Croatia became the first visiting side to win at Windsor Park in three years.
Since Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 win for Portugal, Michael O'Neill's men had recorded eight wins and two draws in their previous 10 fixtures in Belfast, but they were undone by a Croatian team missing Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Dejan Lovren among others.
Mario Mandzukic, the most high profile player in the visitors' ranks, opened the scoring by bundling home early on before Duje Cop finished from a corner and ex-Leicester striker Andrej Kramaric fired into the top corner in a 3-0 success.
The NI High Court rejected a legal challenge to the EU referendum result that proposed granting MPs a vote on Article 50.Read the full story ›
Michael and Paula McCann and their two young children returned from holiday to find their terraced house in Belfast infested by rodents.Read the full story ›
Shocking footage showed a desperate late warning could not halt a train as it sped towards a tunnel where two children had wandered inside.Read the full story ›
The son of former Northern Ireland loyalist leader Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair has been found dead at a house in Scotland.
Police Scotland said officers were called to reports of a body found in a property in Templehill, Troon, at around 5.15pm on Saturday.
The death of Jonathan 'Mad Pup' Adair Junior, 32, is currently being treated as unexplained. He had reportedly recently been released from prison.
A force spokesman said a post-mortem will be carried out and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.
Adair Snr was a leading figure in the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
He moved to Scotland with his family after being expelled and threatened by the UDA and has lived in Ayrshire for several years.
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Gay men in Northern Ireland will now be able to donate blood for the first time after a controversial lifetime ban was lifted.Read the full story ›
EU structural and investment projects in Northern Ireland signed before the Autumn Statement will be guaranteed after Brexit.Read the full story ›
Campaigners for same-sex marriage legislation in Northern Ireland used Pride to call for a change in the law.Read the full story ›