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welcome to bbc news — broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. our top stories: spanish police say the driver who carried out the barcelona terror attack may still be alive and on the run. it was thought he'd been killed on friday. after 2a hours of violence, spain stops to remember the dead with crowds chanting "we are not afraid". another departure from team trump: steve bannon — the white house's controversial chief strategist — is ‘removed' from his role. nice to see you. to see you, nice. and king of saturday night tv for 70 years. britain says goodbye to sir bruce forsyth. we're getting reports from spain that say police are still looking
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for the man they now believe drove a van into crowds of people, killing 13 people along barcelona's main boulevard on thursday. after a second attack in cambrils, a dramatic shootout followed in which five suspected terror suspects were killed by police. one of them was thought to be the driver of the barcelona van, but latest reports suggest it was someone else. in another development, the jihadist cell is suspected of planning something much bigger — my colleague clive myrie is in barcelona. a shared silence. across another european city touched by terror, one minute of stillness filled the space that words could not. a void with a single burning question — why? then, as king felipe and prime minister rajoy looked on,
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applause and defiance. chanting: no tinc por, no tinc por! "we are not afraid", they chant. but the previous 2a hours of violence were shocking. this, a street in the coastal town of cambrils. a terror suspect is cornered, and he is wearing what police believe is a suicide belt. they decide there is only one course of action. the dead man was one of five who tried to mow people down in a car on the nearby seafront. all the attackers were shot by police, and investigators now believe they were part of a terrorist cell of 8—12 people, some of whom were in this house, 120 miles from barcelona the night before, when a blast killed one
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person and injured seven others. it is thought explosive devices were being prepared, as well as the blueprint for barcelona's las ramblas attack. nick mouncey and stephanie walton from lincoln were caught up in the panic, as a white van ploughed into the path of hundreds of people. they ran for cover into a nearby cafe. the only thing that was going through my head was, like, the paris and the london attacks, where the attackers would come through, like, restaurants and bars, and just, like, shooting and stabbing people. ijust thought, oh, my god, we're going to get shot, nick. we're going to get shot. it just felt like it was never—ending, wasn't it? when we turned around, on that first bang, everybody on the floor, bodies everywhere. there were kids everywhere, and people shouting. i can't seem to kind of shift that from my mind, at all. and it is absolutely heartbreaking,
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what people have gone through here. and you were running for your lives? absolutely, you run in in sheer panic and terror, because you don't really understand what's happened, for probably about a minute or two. and then, when you see the people on the floor, then you realise what actually has happened. but, despite the horror of the last couple of days, investigators believe the killers were planning an even bigger attack, using gas canisters. the police operation to find other members of the terror cell is one of the biggest in spain for more than a decade. more details are emerging of the victims. like bruno gulotta, who was 35, from rome, on holiday with his wife and two young children, a little boy and girl, now left fatherless. and there are concerns forjulian cadman, who is seven, and thought to have dual australian and british nationality. he hasn't been seen since the attack. the spanish are resilient people. 2a hours after the blood—letting, this is las ramblas. where a few hours ago, bodies lay, now there are flowers.
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and, on the boulevard where the white van eventually crashed, there is a shrine. so many have told us life must go on, that the terrorists will never win. but lives have been changed here forever. just a repeat the breaking news we have received and that is that police in spain say thou still looking to the man they believe drove into the crowds in that attack on barcelona's mean boulevard on thursday. it had been assumed that he was shot in this shootout in which a total of five people were shot that would not appear to be the case. we will bring you latest as you —— as we get it and you can find
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further details and analysis of the terror attacks in spain on our website. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. police in finland say two people have been killed, and at least seven others injured in a stabbing attack in the city of turku. a man has been arrested, after being shot by the police. security has been tightened nationwide. police said they were still trying to establish the motives behind the attack, but the interior minister likened it to the assaults in barcelona. the mera cha rlottesville the mera charlottesville has called for a special legislature to debate the fate of confederate monuments. an attempt by roman polanski to get the historical sexual assault case against him dropped, has been dismissed by a judge in los angeles. the film director admitted having sex with a 13 year—old girl in 1977 but fled the united states before sentencing.
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the judge rejected the latest attempt despite support from his victim, samantha geimer. donald trump's controversial chief strategist, steve bannon, has been sacked. he was influential in the president's election campaign — but criticised for his ties to the far—right. mr bannon has now returned to his role as head of the right—wing website, breitbart news. our washington correspondent aleem maqbool reports. to be the most controversial character in a crisis—ridden white house was no mean feat, but steve bannon mayjust have managed it. now, though, after months of tension among the president's staff, he is gone. all sounds very amicable. but, throughout, steve bannon was at loggerheads with many of his colleagues. he came from a background of running
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a news agency which became a mouthpiece for the far—right. it is widely acknowledged he played a huge role in the strategy that got president trump elected, based on a platform of nationalism, and a sentiment of taking back the country. he's going to continue to press his agenda. and, as economic conditions get better, as morejobs get better, they're going to continue to fight. if you think they're going to give you your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken. every day — every day it is going to be a fight. the violence at a far—right rally in charlottesville brought back into focus accusations steve bannon, the president's chief strategist, had white—nationalist sympathies, concerns that were dismissed just days ago by donald trump. i like him, he's a good man. he is not a racist, i can tell you that. he's a good person. he actually get a very unfair press in that regard. send in steve bannon. on the late—night comedy shows,
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steve bannon was portrayed as a dangerous, shadowy figure, but also the real brains behind the trump operation. 0k, donald. that's enough fun for tonight. can i have my desk back? yes, of course, mr president. i'll go sit at my desk. something that is not likely to have pleased the president. this photograph of donald trump's close aides was taken just a few days into his presidency. less than seven months later, he has lost his national security adviser, his press secretary, his chief of staff, and now his chief strategist, which may leave donald trump looking a lonely figure. but steve bannon‘s dismissal is a victory for those wanting to remove the extreme elements surrounding their president. but it will take a lot to convince many this will lead to a better—functioning white house.
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earlier, i spoke to a washington post journalist and he earlier, i spoke to a washington postjournalist and he said both sides agreed it was mutually agreed but there is more to the story. there were a lot of factions within this white house. steve bannonism is not going to disappear from the white house entirely. there is a faction he brought in. sebastian gorka is one of the advisers, julia hahn is another one. they came over from breitbart. the anti— globalist
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faction, whose steve bannon brought in when hejoined faction, whose steve bannon brought in when he joined the faction, whose steve bannon brought in when hejoined the campaign faction, whose steve bannon brought in when he joined the campaign about one year ago. that is people like gary cohn, jarrod kushner, ivanka, they have the upper hand, but steve bannon has been banished. there was a theory, there is this theory doing the rounds that he was effectively dismissed because of an interview he gave to american prospect saying he did not think there would be a military solution or there should be a military solution in north korea and that hugely angered the president apparently. is that what you heard? at most, that was the last straw. one of the things about
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president trump, he does not like to have anyone taking credit, he doesn't like anyone to be sharing the spotlight with him. steve bannon was ina the spotlight with him. steve bannon was in a book byjoshua green which isa was in a book byjoshua green which is a best seller in america in which he claims credit for the victory of president trump in november and that rankled president trump far more than this interview which was in some ways a suicide mission. steve bannon knew that he was out and he was ceding the ground for his next move. stay with us on bbc news — still to come: celebrating black britain — actors, politicians, musicians all part of a new exhibition heading to the national portrait gallery in london. washington, the world's most political city, is today assessing the political health of the world's most powerful man. indeed, i did have a relationship with miss lewinsky that was not appropriate.
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in fact, it was wrong. in south africa, 97 people have been killed today, in one of the worst days of violence between rival black groups. over the last iten days, 500 have died. chanting: czechoslovakia must be free! russia is observing a national day of mourning for the 118 submariners who died on board the kursk. we're all with them now, within our hearts. the pope has celebrated mass before a congregation of more than 2.5 million people, in his hometown of krakow. "stay with us, stay with us," chanted this ocean of humanity. "well, well," joked the pope, "so you want me to desert rome?" this is bbc news. the latest headlines:
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spanish police say the driver who carried out the barcelona terror attack may still be alive and on the run. it was thought he'd been killed on friday. and president trump has fired his chief strategist steve bannon, the former head of the right wing news website breitbart. the red cross warns that floods in south asia are becoming one of the worst regional humanitarian crises in years. widespread flooding in nepal, bangladesh and india is affecting more than 16 million people. forecasters say the flooding is expected to worsen over the weekend. sarah corker reports. this is a rescue mission in north—east india. teams scour submerged villages looking for the missing. communities have been cut off, left to wait for food and aid to arrive. their homes have been destroyed. crops ruined.
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the sheer volume of the monsoon rains has washed away bridges. roads are disappearing too. the floods reshaping this landscape. and, for many, these makeshift shelters are now all they have left. in low—lying bangladesh, 3.9 million people have been affected — a third of the country is flooded. in india, floods are causing serious problems for every 11 million people in india, floods are causing serious problems for over 11 million people in four states in the north. and across south asia, the monsoon rains are thought to have killed about 500. in south nepal, when the koshi river ove rflowed it swept away entire communities. people salvage what they can, but these are the worst floods in 15 years here and there is anger about the government's slow response. translation: if our demands are not met, what should we do?
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we have to sleep on the side of the road, we have to die on the side of the road. we have nothing. we don't have a house, we don't have anything to eat. and over in bangladesh, water levels are already at a record high. troops have been brought in to help. and there are growing fears of food shortages and disease. the international red cross says the situation is desperate. and it's set to get worse, with further heavy rain forecast in the coming days. more than 460 people are now confirmed to have died in the landslide and flooding that hit sierra leone's capital freetown, according to the red cross. around 600 are still missing. the bbc‘s martin patience reports from freetown. the lush green hills of freetown dominate the city. but they can be
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deadly when it rains. volunteer rescue teams are sifting through debris. we took away two dead bodies. one gentleman and a lady, this colourful lady. and there's also another dead body inside that we need these logs to be removed before we can access those dead bodies. but we don't have the equipment to cut off these logs so we can access this. so the body's just going to rot, then? yes, it's going to rot, yes. this neighbourhood was once home to dozens of families. it's lunchtime now. mothers would be cooking, children would be coming home from school. it's now been completely wiped out. tempers are fraying. not enough aid is getting through. translation: we've got no drinking water. our well is contaminated.
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we think there may be body parts in it. a mass burial took place yesterday to prevent an outbreak of cholera. hundreds are still missing. for those that survived, there's no comfort, just grief. kadiatu kamara lost both parents. she doesn't know how she'll provide for her children. translation: we need help. the government needs to support us. we need housing, we need help to start up our businesses again. many are too young to know what they've lost. one of british television's biggest
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and best loved stars — sir bruce forsyth — has died at the age of 89. the prime minister and the biggest names in british show business have paid tribute to the man whose career began “11942 when he was just 1a. he continued to work for more than 70 years, most recently in the bbc‘s smash hit, strictly come dancing. david sillito looks back at his life. live from london, this is strictly come dancing. please welcome your hosts... bruce forsyth! when it comes to tv history, bruce forsyth was simply the face of saturday night. strictly come dancing the last hurrah, in a career that went back more than 70 years. the boy bruce, the mighty atom wasjust the beginning of a life of song, dance and comedy. # that's why the lady is a tramp... it only took 16 years of struggle
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to become an overnight star of sunday nights at the london palladium. a fellow veteran of the show had nothing but admiration for this all—round talent. # i'm so awfully shy... he was great. he was one of our greatest entertainers ever, perhaps the greatest we've ever had. he could do everything. lovely light piano player, nice tap dancer. not a gag man, but made people roar laughing. and class, he had a lot of class. and he was, without doubt, a national treasure. he deserved his knighthood. 50—odd years at the top, in our business — that's a bit of a record. one key part of the palladium formula was game show, beat the clock. the comic chaos, the rapport with the public — he was a natural. over there. the bit of paper, bit
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of paper, come on! that's it, that's it, you've won! nice to see you, to see you... audience: nice! and nowhere showcased the talent better than the generation game, in the ‘70s. this is another phyllis here. i don't like being called phyllis. oh, you don't? my name's phyl with a y. phyl with a y? alright, darling, a bit like that? there's another bundle of trouble. nice to see you, didn't he do well? the catchphrases became part of national life. a swing ball game, there we are. goodness me, we've got the steam iron. didn't he do well? among the tributes today, the director—general of the bbc, lord hall, said he was one of our greatest entertainers. he defined saturday night. after that, play your cards right on itv — another successful game show. you going to go on?
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if he had a regret, it was not making it in america, infilms, and his main love, as a song—and—dance man. he could sing, he could dance, fabulous pianist, a comic — everything. if you want an all—round entertainer, i think you think, first of all, bruce forsyth. this could save the whole show. just do as i do. be like the generation game, all right? you're never quite prepared for the end, are you? of course, he was such a remarkable, iconic figure. none more remarkable and iconic in all of television history in this country. that's the kind of man we're talking about. # now you're here, and now i know just where i'm going. # no more doubts or fears... sir bruce forsyth — he first appeared on the bbc in august 1939. 70 years later, he was still there —
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still the king of saturday night. # in other words, i love you. # fly me to the moon!# sir bruce forsyth who has died at the age of 89. they're some of britain's most successful black musicians, actors, sports stars, politicians. and now their pictures will be put on display at the national portrait gallery in london to celebrate black britain. chi chi izundu reports. 37 faces of the most influential names in the black british community. for the first time, a collection will feature in a major new exhibition at the national portrait gallery. it's the gallery's biggest acquisition of afro—caribbean portraits. photographer simon frederick originally took the pictures for a bbc two documentary, black is the new black, but donated the whole portfolio to the gallery. i kept reading newspaper saying that we were a failing community.
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but then in those very same newspapers, the media seeing us as, you know, leaders. in fashion, in sport, in music, in industry. i just felt that it was time to tell a different story. science, politics, music and business, just some of the industries that those who sat for these portraits represent. with a list of more than 750 names, simon is hoping that this collection isjust the beginning. the images include line of duty star thandie newton, the new editor in chief of british vogue, edward enninful, and singer laura mvula. i think probably one of my favourite shots is this one of sir trevor. an honour is how dj and presenter trevor nelson feels about being part of it. i didn't realise how seismic it was until i'd actually visited here a few years ago,
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my first visit here to be fair. the magnitude of the place is ridiculous. it's like the whole history of this country in pictures and portraits. to feel like a part of it is to feel like a bit of the brickwork, maybe, like we're permanently here, which is great. and as for the man behind the camera, will he be part of the exhibition? i don't know, maybe one day it would be nice to have my picture in here as well. just worked quick reminder of our breaking news this hour, and that is that the police in spain are now saying that the man they believe who drove the van into crowds in barcelona on thursday, they thought he had been killed during a second attack and a shootout with police, they are now saying he is still on they are now saying he is still on the run. this is bbc news. we are looking ahead
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to the weekend weather prospects. let's delve into the weather menu and see what's on offer. we're all going to get decent spells of sunshine this weekend, but it won't be completely dry. there'll be a few showers around and maybe more persistent rain into the west later on sunday. this is how the pressure chart looks, not particularly promising. low pressure close by. this weather front will move into western scotland during saturday, bringing a lot of thick cloud to start the day across north—western areas. quite a gusty wind and a fair number of showers. not the most promising start. away from that, wales and south—west england probably with the sunniest skies first thing. patchy cloud across eastern areas of england breaking up quickly with sunshine coming out. and we are all going to see sunshine during the day on saturday. there will be showers around, but there will be larger spaces between the showers. the highest chance of showers across scotland. elsewhere, showers are hit and miss in nature. lengthy spells in
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the day that stay dry. temperature wise, still no great shakes. similar to friday. noticeably warmer across scotland, especially in the north—east. it was a miserable day yesterday. for the cricket at edgbaston there's a small chance a passing shower, but essentially most of the day will stay dry. the winds will continue to lighten into the evening. that's true across most of the country. the winds continue to fall lighter through the night—time. temperatures 12—13 degrees. this is the chart for the second half of the weekend. i want to show you these fronts to the west. they contain the remnants of old hurricane gert, which died sometime ago, on friday. on sunday, we'll see increasing cloud coming into the west. that'll be quite low, so there could be hill fog patches dotted around. outbreaks of drizzle for wales and south—west england. becoming increasingly humid. even despite the sunshine it will still feel warm and oppressive. in northern ireland we could see
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a spell of heavier rain. but for much of the north and east of the uk, it's drier, with further spells of sunshine for the second half of the weekend. then for some of us things will warm up next week. the dividing line between the cooler air to the north and the humid air to the south is this weather front and it will bring some fairly heavy rain. probably northern ireland, where scotland, north—west wales will be at risk of some of that. but that warming trend continues on tuesday. so, after weeks of looking for it, it looks like, for some of us, i may have found summer. that's your weather. this is bbc news. the headlines: spanish police said the driver carried out the attack is still
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possibly on the run. he shown on the bottom right. a man previously reported as the key suspect, moussa oukabir, was killed by police on friday. steve bannon has joined a growing list of casualties from the white house being fired from his role as chief strategist. bannon, who helped shape the "america first" message of mr trump's election campaign is returning to his role with the right wing website brightbart. —— breitbart. more than 460 people are now confirmed to have died in the landslide and flooding that hit sierra leone's capital freetown, according to the red cross. more now on the death of sir bruce forsyth — the bbc director general tony hall said that sir bruce had invented
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