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Barcelona attack key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:38:53 GMT

Moussa Oukabir rented the van which drove into crowds in central Barcelona on Thursday.

Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:14:13 GMT

Tributes are paid to the TV legend, who hosted Strictly Come Dancing and The Generation Game.

Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House's top strategist
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:58:31 GMT

Bannon has announced he is returning to Breitbart to go 'to war for Trump against his opponents'.

Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:10:04 GMT

A man wielding a knife is shot and wounded by police after attacking people in the centre of Turku.

Charlottesville victim's mum rebukes Trump
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:14:54 GMT

Susan Bro has "no interest" in speaking to Mr Trump after his remarks on the Virginia clashes.

Lele Tao: The 'online goddess' who earns $450k a year
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:46:57 GMT

24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.

Oxford medical student dies in Nepal landslide
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:22:05 GMT

Oxford University student Lottie Fullerton was trekking when she was hit by falling rocks.

McDonald's could face first UK strikes
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:34:02 GMT

Staff at two UK outlets vote for action over secure working hours and a £10 per hour wage.

UN: Over one million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:03:18 GMT

The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million.

Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:35:59 GMT

The Red Cross says the floods are becoming one of the worst regional humanitarian crises in years.

Taylor Swift's social media pages and website are currently showing a Blank Space
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:31:25 GMT

The American star's social media posts have been deleted, while her website is only showing a black screen.

Ex-BBC reporter Liz MacKean dies after stroke
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:50:40 GMT

Award-winning correspondent, who left BBC after row over her Jimmy Savile investigation, had a stroke.

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:58:55 GMT

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

The Papers: 'Didn't he do well' - Sir Bruce mourned
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:23:54 GMT

The front pages mark the passing of television entertainment legend Sir Bruce Forsyth aged 89.

Silk Road: Google search unmasked Dread Pirate Roberts
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:18:00 GMT

The man who beat the FBI to identify the mastermind of global online drugs market Silk Road.

Meet the eclipse chaser who's travelled the world hunting shadows
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:36:44 GMT

Astronomer Glenn Schneider has spent his life chasing solar eclipses around the world and has been in the path of totality 33 times.

Baghdad's Little Manchester
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:54:31 GMT

Old Trafford's footballing giants help Iraqis escape the uncertainty and violence of everyday life.

Mexican muralists transform violent neighbourhoods
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:06 GMT

Graffiti artists turn a violent hillside neighbourhood in Pachuca into a colourful work of art.

Week in pictures: 12 - 18 August 2017
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:59:44 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

The photo that highlights White House turmoil
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:24:58 GMT

In less than seven months, President Donald Trump's White House inner circle has transformed.

Rhino swept from Nepal to India by flooding rescued
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:33:47 GMT

The young rhino was swept 42km from Chitwan National Park by floods and found in an Indian village.

NI golfer Joe Rooney scores two holes-in-one
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:28:34 GMT

The odds of an amateur golfer hitting two holes-in-one in the same round are 67 million to one.

7 days quiz: Which ice cream flavour is under threat?
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:19:52 GMT

A weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Mull of Kintyre - Looking back on a Scottish mega-hit
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:29:35 GMT

It was recorded 40 years ago this month with the help of a pipe band and was a Christmas number one in 1977.

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:01:45 GMT

Nestle's marketing mimics the 1970s Atari computer game Breakout, a court case alleges.

Missing Japanese tortoise found
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:36:28 GMT

A giant female tortoise was found two weeks after she escaped from her zoo in western Japan.

Belle and Sebastian drummer left in store car park for four hours
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:51:29 GMT

Belle and Sebastian's Richard Colburn sat in his pyjamas for four hours waiting for the tour bus to return.

Flying over the city - the urban cable car
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:20:18 GMT

Mexico City's urban cable car, Mexicable, is a new transport system for one of the world's busiest places.

Grenfell Tower pupils enjoy 'good day' as they collect exam results
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:19:22 GMT

Some Kensington Aldridge Academy pupils had to take AS-levels while the tower was still on fire.

BBC News Channel
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:41:12 GMT

BBC coverage of latest developments

Obituary: Sir Bruce Forsyth
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:36:01 GMT

In a 70-year career, Bruce Forsyth went from struggling variety performer to the king of Saturday night TV.

How Al Pacino came to my rescue
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:47:43 GMT

Sensing an epileptic fit is imminent Frank turns to a tried and tested way of controlling his episodes and leans on Al Pacino in a pub.

Should Washington and Jefferson monuments come down?
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:26:01 GMT

Trump's argument that the removal of Confederate statues is a slippery slope to changing history has recharged the perennial debate about America's tormented racial legacy.

Why finding large women's shoe sizes can be a problem
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:19:45 GMT

The average UK shoe size of men and women has gone up by two sizes since the 1970s - but women's footwear makers have not kept up.

Reality Check: How much more do graduates get paid?
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:38:53 GMT

Rising fees mean more students want to know if their degree will be worth it.

How much will you give me for my false teeth?
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:25:15 GMT

Only 4% of the UK's adult population - and more women than men - now use a pawnbroker to get a loan.

The masseuse who pulled my arm out
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:45:15 GMT

When Angela treated herself to a massage she forgot to mention her hidden disability, resulting in the masseuse getting a surprise of her own.

'Upskirting': It happened to me
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:46:21 GMT

After Gina Martin took a stand against 'upskirting', we asked if readers had ever experienced it. They had.

‘We were guinea pigs’: Jailed inmates agreed to birth control
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:32:09 GMT

The Tennessee county started offering time off inmate sentences in exchange for birth control

Reality Check: Are 15,000 transgender people serving in the US military?
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:38:24 GMT

The figure was widely quoted when President Trump announced plans to ban transgender military personnel, but is it right?

Why the fuss over Confederate statues?
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:38:25 GMT

Monuments to the failed Confederacy were mostly erected many decades after the US Civil War.

A-level agony? We answer your questions
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:54:45 GMT

Results not quite what you were expecting? Two experts are on hand with some advice.

A licence to kill bear cubs?
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:05:49 GMT

Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?

How Hope Hicks went from modelling to being Donald Trump's new media director at 28
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:33:29 GMT

Hope Hicks has quietly worked her way up through the Trump organisation to hold one of the most powerful positions in the US.

England v West Indies: Alastair Cook's 243 puts hosts in control of first Test
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:16:46 GMT

Alastair Cook churns out 243 as England tighten their grip on West Indies on day two of the day-night Test at Edgbaston.

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool refusing to sell is damaging - Jermaine Jenas
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:24:22 GMT

Liverpool's refusal to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona is like "cutting off your nose to spite your own face", says Jermaine Jenas.

Chelsea: Question about Diego Costa has Antonio Conte in stitches
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:40:59 GMT

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte sees the funny side when asked about wantaway striker Diego Costa saying he has been treated like a 'criminal'.

Rory McIlroy: World number four plans to defend FedEx Cup title
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:05:14 GMT

Rory McIlroy indicates that he will play again this year after saying last week that his rib injury might keep him out until 2018.

Rafael Nadal beats Albert Ramos in Cincinnati Open for quarter-final place
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:22:38 GMT

Rafael Nadal moves into the Cincinnati Open quarter-finals with victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos.

Pint-sized TMS: England take control against West Indies thanks to 243 from Alastair Cook
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:25:53 GMT

Alastair Cook finishes on 243 as England tighten their grip on the West Indies on a rain-affected second day of the first day-night Test at Edgbaston.

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: What we know so far
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:20:36 GMT

Here's what we know after two attacks in Spain's Catalonia region.

Cambrils: 'Pop pop, a couple of shots and he fell down'
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:37:46 GMT

A man who filmed the shooting in Cambrils described what he saw.

Eyewitnesses describe their fear
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:00:23 GMT

A number of people caught up in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils tell their stories.

Spain attacks: Fears for missing child
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:37:29 GMT

The government is looking into reports of a missing child who is thought to have British nationality.

Spain attacks: How Barcelona rejected hate
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:28:33 GMT

From bringing flowers to challenging haters, people are pushing back after the day of terror.

Spain attacks: Terror timeline
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:27:26 GMT

Two terror attacks in Spain's Catalonia region have left 14 dead and many more injured. How did events unfold?

The messages of support posted on social media
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:01:18 GMT

Aside from the gruesome images of the Barcelona attack, a sense of peace and solidarity emerge online

Actress Laila Rouass 'hid in freezer'
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:15:40 GMT

The actress says she had to hide in a restaurant freezer and heard gunshots outside.

Barcelona attack: What was it like on the ground?
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:10:06 GMT

People who saw a van plough into crowds in Barcelona share their stories with BBC News.

Can vehicle attacks be prevented?
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:40:51 GMT

In just over a year Europe has seen seven attacks where vehicles have been used as weapons. Security correspondent Gordon Corera looks at what authorities are doing about it.

Cambrils: 'I never imagined this happening here'
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:13:35 GMT

Residents of Cambrils describe the scene after the attack.

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