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Finland stabbings: Two dead and man shot in Turku · Friday 18th August at 17:09
Two people have died, and police warn other attackers may still be at large.

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors · Friday 18th August at 16:49
The destroyer was damaged in a collision off Japan in June, in which seven sailors were killed.

Barcelona and Cambrils: 'Bigger' attacks were prepared · Friday 18th August at 16:37
There is a massive manhunt for Moussa Oukabir, thought to have rented the Barcelona attack van.

One officer shot four suspects dead · Friday 18th August at 16:32
Five people in all were shot dead after a car was driven into pedestrians in Cambrils, Catalonia.

How attacks unfolded · Friday 18th August at 16:27
Two terror attacks in Spain's Catalonia region have left 14 dead and many more injured. How did events unfold?

What we know so far · Friday 18th August at 15:29
Here's what we know after two attacks in Spain's Catalonia region.

Turkey's Erdogan calls German leaders 'enemies' · Friday 18th August at 14:02
The Turkish president tells German-Turkish voters to reject Germany's main parties.

Reddit launches its own video hosting platform · Friday 18th August at 13:36
One of the world's largest websites has not let users post their own videos directly before.

Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people · Friday 18th August at 13:35
The Red Cross says the floods are becoming one of the worst regional humanitarian crises in years.

Rhino swept from Nepal to India by flooding rescued · Friday 18th August at 13:33
The young rhino was swept 42km from Chitwan National Park by floods and found in an Indian village.

Canadian cop's lack of French cancels speeding ticket · Friday 18th August at 11:31
Driver won't have to face court because a police officer only spoke to him in English.

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan's presidential palace · Friday 18th August at 11:27
The attacker, carrying a stolen samurai sword and a Chinese flag, injured a military policeman.

Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF · Friday 18th August at 11:09
A digital rights group criticises action taken by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare against the Daily Stormer.

Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF · Friday 18th August at 11:09
A digital rights group criticises action taken by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare against the Daily Stormer.

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout · Friday 18th August at 11:01
Nestle's marketing mimics the 1970s Atari computer game Breakout, a court case alleges.

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby 'doing fine' · Friday 18th August at 10:56
The girl gave birth on Thursday after the Indian Supreme Court rejected her plea for an abortion.

US lawmaker Chappelle-Nadal's Trump assassination post investigated · Friday 18th August at 10:55
The Missouri state senator said on Facebook she hoped the US president would be assassinated.

‘Robotarium’ gives anyone access to robots, and other news · Friday 18th August at 10:41
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

All Blacks bug: Security consultant cleared of public mischief charge · Friday 18th August at 10:38
A security consultant is cleared of public mischief in relation to a bug placed in a New Zealand meeting room before a match against Australia.

Cambrils: 'Pop pop, a couple of shots and he fell down' · Friday 18th August at 10:37
A man who filmed the shooting in Cambrils described what he saw.

Revival bid · Friday 18th August at 10:34
Shawn Mendes will be the first artist to perform in a revival of MTV Unplugged.

Blue boots for baby flamingo Squish in Singapore · Friday 18th August at 10:26
Keepers at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park have found an unusual way to protect a baby flamingo's feet.

Chinese vendors 'exploiting' African children removed from Taobao · Friday 18th August at 10:24
Customers could pay to have African children shout out messages like "Looking for loans?" in Chinese.

Wrestling bids to boost interest in China · Friday 18th August at 09:55
Is it real or is it fake? The fans don't care in the US, and the WWE hopes they won't in China.

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns · Friday 18th August at 09:37
Vishal Sikka says the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.

Cambrils: 'I never imagined this happening here' · Friday 18th August at 08:13
Residents of Cambrils describe the scene after the attack.

Venomous snake in child's play area in Australia's Gold Coast · Friday 18th August at 07:08
Snake catchers used their bare hands to pick it up, while live streaming on Facebook.

Can vehicle attacks be prevented? · Friday 18th August at 03:40
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.

Broken city · Friday 18th August at 02:08
Rebuilding Mosul and restoring trust among its residents is a monumental task, says Yalda Hakim.

Tailor-made · Friday 18th August at 01:53
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans this week.

'Different civilisations' · Friday 18th August at 01:47
Why the idea that Muslims and Hindus cannot share a nation shapes modern Pakistan.

'Upskirting' · Friday 18th August at 01:46
After Gina Martin took a stand against 'upskirting', we asked if readers had ever experienced it. They had.

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry · Friday 18th August at 01:02
Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.

Contactless charity · Friday 18th August at 00:58
Can contactless technologies help charities raise more money?

‘Guinea pigs' · Friday 18th August at 00:32
The Tennessee county started offering time off inmate sentences in exchange for birth control

What was attack like? · Friday 18th August at 00:10
People who saw a van plough into crowds in Barcelona share their stories with BBC News.

Meet the eclipse-chasing couple · Thursday 17th August at 23:27
Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.

Barcelona: Eyewitness describes moment of attack · Thursday 17th August at 23:12
Eyewitness Aamer Anwar describes the moment a van hit crowds in Barcelona's Ramblas tourist area.

Gabriella Engels: Grace Mugabe 'beat the hell out of me' · Thursday 17th August at 22:49
South African model Gabriella Engels says she was attacked in a hotel by the wife of Zimbabwe's president.

Barcelona: Panic as people use shop as escape route · Thursday 17th August at 17:41
Footage shows people taking cover after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona.

Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe · Thursday 17th August at 16:25
Customers travelling in France, Portugal and Luxembourg were affected but the issue is now fixed.

Very few girls took computing A-level · Thursday 17th August at 15:30
A-level computing is dominated by boys with only 9.8% of the total number taking the exam being girls.

Show goes on · Thursday 17th August at 15:22
Aryana Sayeed will perform at a concert for Afghan Independence Day, but not everyone is happy.

Chinese media 'racist' video on India clash sparks anger · Thursday 17th August at 15:10
It features a Chinese actor in a turban and fake beard, mockingly assuming an Indian accent.

Chatbot helps students choose courses · Thursday 17th August at 12:35
A chatbot at Leeds Beckett University is helping A-level students find the right university course.

Belarus minister wants ex-prisoners to work on farms · Thursday 17th August at 12:17
Interior minister suggests prisoners work on farms as form of rehabilitation.

China cracks down on VPN vendors · Thursday 17th August at 11:34
Five websites, including Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell virtual private networks.

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site · Thursday 17th August at 11:32
Cloudflare no longer protects the Daily Stormer from distributed denial of service attacks.

Iceland toilet roll 'price war' wipes out jobs · Thursday 17th August at 10:12
Opening of warehouse store in Icelandic capital sees workers laid off from country's only toilet paper manufacturer.

Spotify removes white supremacy music after events in Charlottesville · Thursday 17th August at 10:10
A number of bands are taken off the streaming service while more are being "reviewed".

Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation · Thursday 17th August at 08:04
Tim Cook slams the President's response to Charlottesville as Apple plans human rights donations.

HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach · Thursday 17th August at 05:56
Entertainment firm HBO is facing another cyber breach, as it social media accounts are compromised.

Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos · Wednesday 16th August at 19:45
The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students · Wednesday 16th August at 17:48
Prime and Prime Student members can order daily "essentials" for collection within two minutes.

Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak · Wednesday 16th August at 15:59
HBO blames a contractor for posting an unreleased episode to its Spanish and Nordic platforms.

App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization · Wednesday 16th August at 13:36
An app developer completes a series of trademark victories against the US president's company.

Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges · Wednesday 16th August at 13:23
Uber was in trouble for not adequately securing both customer and driver data from hacking.

Russia denies giving lake to Kazakhstan · Wednesday 16th August at 11:38
Authorities deny reports that a popular tourist lake has been transferred to Kazakh neighbours.

Intel chief resigns from Trump council · Tuesday 15th August at 23:15
But the president's remarks fail to head off further resignations from White House business groups.

Trump tweets cartoon of train hitting CNN reporter · Tuesday 15th August at 19:44
The US president also apparently accidentally retweeted a post by someone calling him "a fascist".

Scottish Parliament targeted in 'brute force' cyber attack · Tuesday 15th August at 17:26
The Scottish Parliament is targeted in a "brute force" cyber attack, Holyrood's chief executive confirms.

AI seeks fantasy football challengers · Tuesday 15th August at 17:12
The University of Southampton is challenging fantasy football fans to beat its AI at Premier League predictions.

BT to scrap half of the UK's remaining telephone boxes · Tuesday 15th August at 13:24
Although 33,000 calls are made each day, one third of phone boxes don't handle any calls at all.

GoFundMe removes campaigns for Charlottesville suspect · Tuesday 15th August at 12:35
GoFundMe removes campaigns for James Alex Fields Jr, arrested after a car ploughed into protesters.

DJI drones to gain privacy mode after US Army ban · Tuesday 15th August at 12:17
The app that controls DJI's drones will stop sending data to the internet to reassure customers.

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters · Tuesday 15th August at 11:19
Department of Justice seeks 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump protest site.

Indian police arrest four for Game of Thrones leak · Tuesday 15th August at 04:52
The HBO show has seen several leaks over the years and is the most pirated show in TV history.

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle · Tuesday 15th August at 00:08
The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.

The right note? · Tuesday 15th August at 00:00
Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.

Is it OK to use black emojis and gifs? · Monday 14th August at 23:54
It's digital blackface, according to this writer - see if her arguments change your emoji habits.

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online · Monday 14th August at 22:11
Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.

GoDaddy and Google expel Daily Stormer over victim smear · Monday 14th August at 19:13
First GoDaddy and then Google expel the Daily Stormer from their web address registration services.

Facebook launches China-only version of Moments photo app · Monday 14th August at 18:48
The BBC understands that Facebook wants to study how apps organically gain users in China.

Uber allows in-app tips for UK drivers · Monday 14th August at 13:01
The ride-sharing company says the move is part of a number of improvements for drivers.

Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service to close · Monday 14th August at 12:48
Amazon, which owns Lovefilm, says it will cease offering DVDs and Blu-ray discs via post on 31 October.

HBO hackers leak Curb Your Enthusiasm and Insecure shows · Monday 14th August at 09:58
HBO reportedly offered a $250,000 "bounty payment" to delay TV episode data leaks.

Teen's death at Chinese internet addiction camp sparks anger · Monday 14th August at 08:32
The death has reignited criticism of internet addiction 'boot camps' known to employ harsh practices.

Armed Met Police officers to wear head-mounted cameras · Monday 14th August at 01:47
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the cameras will help to build "trust and confidence".

Creating a robot to combat loneliness · Sunday 13th August at 23:59
Japanese inventor Kentaro Yoshifuji built his Orihime robot to address the loneliness he felt as a child.

US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air · Friday 11th August at 18:40
Military technologists Duke Robotics have developed drones that can shoot at enemies remotely.

Snapchat registered with Russian regulator 'unknowingly' · Friday 11th August at 18:04
US parent company Snap says the registration was done without its knowledge and it will not comply.

Blizzard starts drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities · Friday 11th August at 15:16
The company, which is behind games like World of Warcraft, launches a "global diversity and inclusion initiative".

US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards · Friday 11th August at 13:21
Users are advised to avoid charging the battery-operated toys overnight.

Password guru regrets past security advice and other news · Friday 11th August at 11:54
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting · Friday 11th August at 11:52
Some staff were reportedly concerned about being "outed" online if they contributed.

China's WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation · Friday 11th August at 11:18
The authorities allege Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba are being used for terrorism and rumours.

Could VR help rehabilitate injured footballers? · Thursday 10th August at 08:22
Passing and shooting drills and rehabilitation exercises feature in the virtual reality software.

Facebook introduces new video service · Thursday 10th August at 06:53
The new platform, called Watch, will be personalised and allow users to see comments in real time.

Cam-girls · Thursday 10th August at 00:47
In Romania, thousands of women work as "cam-girls", earning money by undressing and talking to clients on the other side of the world.

Shaming culture? · Wednesday 9th August at 00:26
A Google employee who wrote that women are less biologically suited to tech careers has been fired.

Could 'solar roads' help generate electricity? · Wednesday 9th August at 00:15
A stretch of road has been paved with solar PV (photovoltaic) panels in France.

Pilotless planes · Tuesday 8th August at 15:08
Remotely controlled planes could save more than £20bn in costs, a survey says, but passengers are wary.

Algorithm learns to understand natural beauty · Tuesday 8th August at 04:31
Researchers at the University of Warwick are using deep learning to quantify the beauty of outdoor places.

Real deal · Tuesday 8th August at 00:26
As well as playing for trophies, the Spanish football giants are competing off the pitch for fans.

From meds to medals · Tuesday 8th August at 00:09
How tech is helping chronically ill people relying on repeat prescriptions for medications.

Black Hat: The conference teaching hacking skills · Wednesday 2nd August at 01:59
Security researcher Scott Helme goes on a training course at the Black Hat conference

The hi-tech badges made for hackers · Tuesday 1st August at 08:48
The unofficial badges made by "hackers" for "hackers" contain a mini processor.

Deception tech helps to thwart hackers' attacks · Saturday 29th July at 00:58
Fake networks and spoofed data can frustrate hackers looking for an easy way to cash in

Using cheap magnet, hacker beats protections on a "smart" handgun. · Friday 28th July at 06:38
A hacker circumvents protections on a gun designed to limit who can shoot it.

Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study · Thursday 27th July at 09:03
Cyber-thieves made at least $25m from ransomware in the last two years suggests research by Google

Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry · Thursday 27th July at 00:30
Cyber-experts need to concentrate on reducing harm not technical proficiency, says Facebook security head

How easy is it to hack a cash machine? · Tuesday 25th July at 00:05
After cash machines were hacked in Thailand and Taiwan Click asks if it could happen again.

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