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Stormont departments, excluding health and education, are to have their budgets cut by £78m as the executive agrees to endorse the June monitoring round.
The announcement of £300m in funding for a plan to map DNA profiles in a bid to fight health problems such as cancer features in several papers.
Tax workers in Northern Ireland are set to stage a one-day strike in an ongoing dispute over job cuts.
Israel and Hamas begin an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire on Friday morning, after 24 days of fighting.
A former army intelligence officer says he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s.
Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.
A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa.
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 24 people and injures about 270 others.