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hello. this is bbc news. i'm gavin grey. within the past hour, we've been getting reports from spain that say police are still looking for the man they now believe drove a van into crowds, 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. simonjones reports. on the boulevard where, on thursday, bodies lay, last night a vigil. flowers a nd bodies lay, last night a vigil. flowers and candles to mark the lives lost and those injured, from 34 lives lost and those injured, from 3a different countries. the disbelief and grief etched on people ‘s faces. disbelief and grief etched on people 's faces. i was scared. i was nervous to come here. i did not know what it would be like and if eve ryo ne what it would be like and if everyone would kind of be mourning,
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and upset over what happened. it is good to see a ready come together and just kind of remember what happened. these pictures show people running for their lives as a van ploughed into crowds in las ramblas. hours later, a car was driven into people at a coastal town of cambrils. amongst those shot by police was this man, believed to be involved. police say they are still looking for the man they now believe was driving it. the task of identifying the dead and injured is continuing. fears are growing for julian cadman, seven, who has dual british and australian nation out it. he was separated from his mother during the attack and is now missing, much to the concern of his great art. i am worried. i can't hear anything that i want to hear.
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—— great aunt. i want to hear what is happening. 15 people are in a critical condition in hospital. the morning and the police operation continue. —— mourning. donald trump's former chief strategist, steve bannon, has vowed to go to war against the president's opponents, after being fired from his job at the white house. he's returned to a senior role at the ultra—conservative website, breitbart news. david willis reports. steve bannon, widely credited for steering donald trump to victory, he was one of the most powerful men in the white house. the driving force behind donald trump's nationalist ideology. his was the ethos of putting america first, and taking back the country. as economic conditions get better and jobs get better, they will continue to fight. if you think they will give your country back without a fight, you are mistaken. every day, it is going
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to bea are mistaken. every day, it is going to be a fight. he is not a racist. i can tell you that. he is a good person. he actually gets a very unfair press in that regard. we will see what happens with steve bannon. by see what happens with steve bannon. by the time that donald trump had made that list than ringing endorsement of the early this week, the die was cast. steve bannon‘s clashes with more moderate forces in the west wing, including jared kushner and donald trump's daughter, ivanka. renewed accusations after the event is a child still over his white nationalist sympathies sealed his fate. this time magazine labelled steve bannon the great manipulator. he is nowjoint —— he has now joined breitbart manipulator. he is nowjoint —— he has nowjoined breitbart news. he says he continues to intend that
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mackie says that he intends to keep fighting on the president's bar. he has said that the troubled presidency that they fought for and w011 presidency that they fought for and won is now over. leading members of the white house inner circle shown here just seven months ago have the white house inner circle shown herejust seven months ago have now almost all been sacked or stepped down. although his departure is a victory for those who wanted to see a more murder at west wing, —— more moderate west wing, whether or not it causes a more functional white house is yet to be seen. stay with us here 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. the prime minister has
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called sir bruce forsyth, who's died at the age of 89, a "national treasure". one of britain's biggest entertainers started out as a teenage variety act, before finding huge success with shows like the generation game and, later, 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 to become an overnight star of sunday nights at the london palladium. a fellow veteran of the show had
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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 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.
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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? 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.
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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 — still the king of saturday night. # in other words, i love you. # fly me to the moon!# —— sir bruce forsyth who has
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died at the age of 89. the bbc director general tony hall said that sir bruce had invented and then re—invented saturday night entertainment. our media editor amol rajan looks at how he managed to keep pace with the changing times, adapting to the evolving television landscape, to become one of the giants of light entertainment. the nation that first met bruce forsyth has long since vanished. first on the bbc in the year that britain went to war, he came to prominence in a country and a culture that was very different. back then there was just one television station in black and white. that meant tens of millions sat together to watch the biggest shows. as britain fell in love with the small screen, it was sir bruce's mischievious smile that provided the humour and humanity. this evening, the bbc‘s director—general said:
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in many ways we're living through a golden age of television, with more choice than ever before and the freedom to watch what we want when we want. but something precious has been lost too — television still has the power to unite the country, of course, but very few shows can command the sorts of vast audience that sir bruce could rely on week in, week out. he had a way of making contact with an audience, either in a theatre or through a television camera. he was your friend and of course, he never let you down. he never underperformed. he never disappointed. he was a great picker of what shows were the right shows to do. sheer talent and likability meant
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he spanned the generations, staying not just relevant but riveting to viewers of strictly come dancing a full seven decades after his first performance. and uniquely today he spanned the genres too, prolific in dance, film, on stage and screen. bruce's legacy — the most entertaining, all—round, multi—talented performer this country has ever produced, absolutely amazing. but i think when you think of bruce, you smile. because it was his warmth, his charm, his sense of fun, the way he embraced you when you spoke to him. that came across to the public always. he was exceptional. through all the upheaval of post—war british history there had been a constance presence — the wit, warmth and wisdom of sir bruce. the more that britain and television changed, the more he stayed the same. truly, we will never see his like again. this is a rescue mission in north—east india. team scour submerged villages, looking for the missing. committees have been cut
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off, left to wait for food and aid to arrive. —— communities. their homes have been destroyed, and the sheer volume of the monsoon rains has washed away —— villages. 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 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 throughout this entire region, 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. you're watching bbc news. it's a little shy of 5:15am, and these are the latest headlines: 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
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been killed on friday. stars from stage and screen are paying tribute to one of british television's biggest stars, sir bruce forsyth, who's died at the age of 89. plus president trump has fired his chief strategist steve bannon, the former head of the right—wing news website breitbart. let's stay with that story. earlier i spoke to washington post media reporter paul farhi and i pointed out that both sides said his leaving was mutually agreed, but that it seemed there was a lot more to this story. yes, quite a lot more. there were a lot of factions inside this white house. steve bannon led one of those factions. the rivalries are a bit too much for the new chief of staff, john kelly. something had to give. steve bannon is what gave. bannonism, if you want to call it that, is not going to disappear from
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the white house entirely? no. there is still a faction that he brought in. sebastian gorka is one of the foreign policy advisers, he is still there. julian hahn is another one he brought in from breitbart. they are like the entire globalist faction. -- anti- like the entire globalist faction. —— anti— globalist. that is the wing that steve bannon brought in when he joined the campaign about one year ago. but it is substantially weakens now without steve bannon, who was a very big figure. this gives the upper hands to what the bannonites would call the globalist, that is a ivanka trump and jared kushner, and gary cohn, one of the financial advisers. they have the upper hand now. steve bannon has more or less been banished. there was a theory doing the rounds that he was a fact of lee dismissed because of an
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interview he gave to american prospect, saying that he didn't think there would be a military solution or should be a military solution or should be a military solution in north korea. —— he was basically dismissed. apparently that angered the president. is that what you heard? at most, that would be a last straw. one of the things about president trump is that he doesn't like to have anybody taking credit, he doesn't like anybody to be sharing the spotlight with him. steve bannon was in a book byjoshua green, which is a bestseller in america right now, in which he claims credit for the victory, president trump's victory, in november. i think that rankled president trump far more than this interview, which was in some ways a suicide mission. bannon knew he was gone and he was ceding the ground for his next move. two police officers have been shot dead in florida. man has been arrested after being
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shot by police in finland. police say they are trying to establish the motives behind the attack, but the interior minister likened it to the assaults in barcelona. two police officers have been shot dead in florida. there was a large police response to the shootings. the incident occurred in the city of kissimmee, south of orlando. one person is in custody. it is unclear whether officers were reponding to a call when they were killed. it was not terror related. in all, six police officers have been shot in the united states in one night, two in pennsylvania and another two in jacksonville, florida. 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 lunch time 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. martin patience, bbc news, freetown. let's take a look at some of the other stories making news.
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the former bbc news correspondent and presenter liz mackean has died at the age of 52. the award—winning journalist worked on newsnight for 1h years. before that, she presented on bbc breakfast. she was best known for her coverage of the jimmy saville scandal and the northern ireland conflict. professor stephen hawking says the nhs is in crisis because of conservative policies. the scientist will make the claims in a speech at the weekend. the lifelong labour supporter, who has motor neurone disease, will say he would not be here today were it not for the service. the government has defended its record. the entertainer michael barrymore has been told he's entitled to damages from essex police
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after claiming his wrongful arrest damaged his career. mr barrymore was arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder of 31—year—old stuart lubbock at his home in 2001, but never charged. 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. but then in those very same newspapers, the media seeing us as, you know, leaders. in fashion, in sport,
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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, 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
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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. chi chi izundu, bbc news. a reminder of one of main stories tributes have been paid to sir bruce forsyth who died yesterday. we'll leave you with some of the most memorable moments from his life in television. live from london, this is strictly come dancing. we just wejust do the we just do the same thing. here we go. we are coming in now. putting on my top out. dancing! #in
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# in other words, # in otherwords, in # in other words, in other words, i love you... # fly me to the moon!# we are looking ahead 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.
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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 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.
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even despite the sunshine it will still feel warm and oppressive. in northern ireland we could see 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 at 5:30am: spanish police say the driver
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who carried out the barcelona terror attack may still be alive and on the run. they are hunting for moroccan—born younes abouyaaqoub, shown here on the left, who's named by spanish media as the suspected driver. a man previously reported as the key suspect, moussa oukabir, on the right, 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 president trump's election campaign, is returning to his role with the right—wing website brightbart. 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. a mass burial has taken place amid rising fears of an outbreak of cholera. around 600 people are still missing. coming up at 6am, breakfast,
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