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1 Cy­ber­se­cu­rity

The Gov­ern­ment has said some of the UK’s top firms and char­i­ties need to im­prove their cy­ber­se­cu­rity ur­gently. Busi­nesses have been en­cour­aged to work with the Na­tional Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Cen­tre to find ways to pro­tect them­selves against a cy­ber at­tack.

2 Film­ing stopped

Tom Cruise has bro­ken his an­kle while per­form­ing a stunt on the set of the up­com­ing Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble film. The ac­tor was seen try­ing to jump be­tween the roofs of two high-rise build­ings, land­ing hard against a wall.

3 Marathon chal­lenge

An ath­lete from Bris­tol has set him­self the chal­lenge of run­ning a marathon in all 196 coun­tries! Nick But­ter, who is aim­ing to raise money for char­ity and break some world records, will take 550 days to com­plete the chal­lenge. It has never been at­tempted be­fore.

4 New theme park

The Hunger Games and Twi­light movies are get­ting their own theme park! Lion­s­gate an­nounced the news last week, re­veal­ing its first branded out­door park will open at Jeju Shin­hwa World in South Korea. The park will be called Lion­s­gate Movie World and is ex­pected to open in 2019.

5 Sir Bru­cie PASSES AWAY

Sir Bruce Forsyth has died, aged 89. The pre­sen­ter is best re­mem­bered for host­ing Strictly Come Danc­ing and The Gen­er­a­tion Game. Lots of stars tweeted their re­spects, with Tess Daly say­ing: “He was a gen­tle­man and a true leg­end. I will miss him deeply.”

6 new statue?

More than 10,000 peo­ple have signed a pe­ti­tion to re­place a Con­fed­er­ate mon­u­ment in Vir­ginia, USA, with a statue of rap­per Missy El­liott in­stead!

7 Birth­day cel­e­bra­tions

It’s been a week of cel­e­bra­tions for Lan­tana, a pub­lish­ing com­pany that aims to cre­ate books that chil­dren from all cul­tures can en­joy. Lan­tana turned three on Mon­day (21 Au­gust) and their book The Tigon and the Liger cel­e­brated its first birth­day, too! First News Man­ag­ing Ed­i­tor Keilly Swift wrote the book, and her daugh­ter also turned one on 18 Au­gust, so what bet­ter way to cel­e­brate than with a Tigon and Ligerthemed party? Find out more about Lan­tana at lan­tana­pub­lish­ing.com.

8 Poll re­sults

Last week we told you about a bank called UBS say­ing that pi­lot­less planes could save air­lines more than £25bn a year. So we asked: Would you be happy to get on a plane with no pi­lot on board? The re­sults are now in. 90% of you voted NO!

9 Emoji suite

A cool emoji per­son­al­i­sa­tion suite has opened at Lon­don’s Sel­fridges store, let­ting stu­dents per­son­alise a col­lec­tion of prod­ucts with their favourite emo­jis. You’ll have to be quick, though, as it’s only open for an­other few weeks!

10 More emo­jis

In other emoji news, a gin­ger-haired emoji could be set to hit phones in 2018. It’s part of a list of 67 emo­jis un­der con­sid­er­a­tion for next year!

11 Rocket de­sign

A four-year-old as­pir­ing as­tro­naut sent a let­ter to NASA, with an idea he had for a rocket. Lit­tle did he think he’d get a re­ply! Idris Hyl­ton also asked the com­pany to give him an “as­tro­naut li­cence.” Kevin DeBruin, a sys­tems en­gi­neer from NASA’s Jet Propul­sion Lab­o­ra­tory, replied. “Cre­at­ing work like this is the start to a great fu­ture as­tro­naut who can pi­lot a rocket,” he said. “Keep it up!”

12 Baby four

Coleen and Wayne Rooney have an­nounced they are ex­pect­ing their fourth baby. Con­grat­u­la­tions, guys!

13 New ex­hi­bi­tion

A host of black Bri­tish stars will be cel­e­brated at a new ex­hi­bi­tion at the Na­tional Por­trait Gallery next year. The ex­hi­bi­tion will fea­ture im­ages of Tinie Tem­pah, Sir Lenny Henry and Malo­rie Black­man, among oth­ers.

14 Harry’s show

Harry Styles is set to star in a spe­cial one-off TV show on the BBC in Novem­ber. The star will per­form tracks from his new al­bum and chat about his ca­reer so far.

15 off to ox­ford

Malala Yousafzai is off to Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity next year! The hu­man rights ac­tivist and No­bel Peace Prize win­ner shared her news fol­low­ing A Level re­sults day. She tweeted: “So ex­cited to go to Ox­ford!! Well done to all A-level stu­dents – the hard­est year. Best wishes for life ahead!” Malala will study phi­los­o­phy, pol­i­tics and eco­nomics. This year, boys got higher grades than girls in A Level ex­ams for the first time in 17 years!

16 zoo theft

Two col­lared pec­ca­ries (an­i­mals sim­i­lar to pigs) were stolen from the Zu­lia Metropoli­tan Zo­o­log­i­cal Park in Venezuela. Po­lice be­lieve the an­i­mals might have been taken to be eaten, as the coun­try has a se­vere food short­age.

17 car­rot find

A car­rot helped a woman in Canada find the en­gage­ment ring she lost al­most 13 years ago! Mary Grams’ daugh­ter was col­lect­ing veg­eta­bles from the fam­ily’s farm when she spot­ted the ring. She only no­ticed it be­cause a car­rot had grown through the cen­tre of it!

18 Su­per nanny

A fam­ily is on the search for a su­per nanny, who they will pay a whop­ping £100,000 a year! The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will look af­ter four chil­dren and travel with them across the world be­tween their four (four!) homes.

19 Bye bye boxes

BT is set to get rid of 20,000 tele­phone boxes in the UK over the next five years. The com­pany says lots of the boxes don’t get used any more and are ex­pen­sive to look af­ter. It is es­ti­mated that 93% of all peo­ple in the UK now own a mo­bile phone.

20 lost and found

A lost WW2 war­ship called the USS In­di­anapo­lis has been found af­ter 72 years. The wreck was found at the bot­tom of the Pa­cific Ocean.

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