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Around the world

Barcelona attack key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

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

Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House's top strategist

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

In the UK

Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89

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

Spain attacks: Fears for missing child

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

Politics

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says UK stands with Spain against 'evil'

Theresa May "offered any assistance we can provide" after the attacks in Spain.

Barcelona reaction: Leanne Wood comments spark outrage

The Plaid Cymru leader is urged to apologise or resign for linking the Barcelona attack to far-right terrorism.

Education

Clearing placements at five-year high, early figures show

New figures show record numbers placed through clearing as universities seek to fill places.

Boys help to raise A-level grades

Boys overtake girls in top A-level grades - but university entries are down, with many places available.

Health

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

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

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Business

One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank

By contrast, four in ten UK adults have no property wealth at all, the Resolution Foundation says.

McDonald's could face first UK strikes

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

Science

The algae that terraformed Earth

A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.

Freeze-dried dung gives clue to Asian elephant stress

Indian scientists say they can monitor the physiological health of elephants by analysing their dung.

Technology

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

The latest court decision brings the total of blocked domains to 340.

Entertainment

Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89

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

Sir Bruce Forsyth: Tributes paid to 'a national hero'

The star is remembered as "one of the greatest entertainers our country has ever known".

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19th August 2017