Good morning and welcome to the Morning Buzz for Tuesday, August 22. A sunny top of around 20 degrees is expected. Enjoy your day!
Boys night out in Blacktown turns deadly after BP snacks run goes awry
Four work mates from Orange travelled to Sydney on Friday for a night out in the western suburbs.
It started with a trip to a brothel and a BP service station for late-night snacks.
On Monday, it ended with one having his life support switched off in hospital and his close friend charged with offences relating to his death. Read more
Police shoot dead Barcelona van suspect after manhunt
The fugitive who was behind the terrorist attacks last week in Spain was shot by police officers Monday afternoon in a village about 20 miles west of Barcelona, police announced.
The fugitive, Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, used a van to mow down a crowd on Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous boulevard, on Thursday afternoon, killing 13 people, according to police. He then stole a car, killed its driver and made his getaway, with the driver's body still inside. Read more via SMH
Terminally ill teen Hannah Rye dies after school formal wish comes true
Hannah Rye, the brave teen who captured hearts by attending her school formal with NRL player Trent Hodkinson, has died.
The 15-year-old, who was suffering terminal cancer, died over the weekend.
Only a month ago she attended her Year 10 formal at Kurri Kurri High School in the Hunter Valley with Newcastle Knights player Hodkinson as her date.
Revealed: $117m pokie profits for top Sydney pubs
Owners of the top 10 NSW pokie pubs made $117 million in pre-tax profit from the machines last financial year, new data reveals, with the biggest earning more than a quarter of a million dollars a week.
The top 25 hotels raked in $253 million in poker machine profit - or player losses - during 2016-17 for an anticipated tax take of more than $100 million for the NSW government. Read more
ACCC bares teeth at telcos for 'frankly terrible' NBN advertising
Internet providers should "immediately" change their advertising for National Broadband Network speeds, according to new guidance issued by the competition watchdog.
The regulator is finally biting down on what it calls "frankly terrible" practices of advertising speeds at their theoretical maximum, a situation that has seen complaints about NBN speeds skyrocket in the past year.
Sydney's Vivid festival attracts a record 2.33m visitors
This year's Vivid festival attracted a record 2.33 million visitors, with national and international visitors to the Sydney light show up by 35 per cent.
Launching the dates for next year's Vivid to the Japanese tourism industry in Tokyo, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the world's largest light show would be 10 years old in 2018.