BBC News

Subscribe to BBC News feed BBC News
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 hours 37 min ago

Arrest after children in house fire

27 August 2014 - 12:06pm
A woman is arrested after a suspected arson attack on a house near Wrexham after two children were rescued from the burning building.

Teen stabbing accused 'volatile'

27 August 2014 - 12:02pm
A 15-year-old boy appears before a youth court in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, after a 14-year-old was stabbed in the stomach.

VIDEO: Rotherham abuse: Police head will not quit

27 August 2014 - 12:00pm
South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright says he took his responsibilities very seriously, but will not stand down.

Gazans return home as truce holds

27 August 2014 - 11:57am
Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.

Couple celebrate 80 years of marriage

27 August 2014 - 11:37am
A couple who met as teenagers 10 years before the start of World War Two celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary.

VIDEO: Cole and Cowell back to take on Strictly

27 August 2014 - 11:30am
The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show

VIDEO: US girl shoots gun tutor dead

27 August 2014 - 11:08am
A nine-year-old girl in the US has accidentally killed her shooting instructor while being shown how to use a high-powered automatic weapon.

Freed US journalist returns home

27 August 2014 - 11:07am
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed two days ago after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, arrives back in the US.

Japan PM marks war criminal ceremony

27 August 2014 - 11:06am
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.

Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

27 August 2014 - 10:58am
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

AUDIO: MK Dons thrash Man Utd 4-0

27 August 2014 - 10:44am
Louis van Gaal's miserable start to life as Manchester United boss has continued with a Capital One Cup shock at the hands of League One MK Dons.

Afghan candidate 'may boycott' audit

27 August 2014 - 10:23am
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdraws observers from an audit of votes, threatening to boycott it because of fraud concerns.

IMF's Lagarde 'under investigation'

27 August 2014 - 10:22am
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she is under investigation for negligence in French fraud case but not charged

Funeral for Borneo murder victim

27 August 2014 - 10:15am
The funeral of a medical student who was stabbed to death in Borneo will be held in a Derbyshire church later.

The parenting lessons to be taken from movies

27 August 2014 - 10:10am
Should anybody take a parenting tip from a movie?

What Commons Clerk row is all about

27 August 2014 - 9:59am
What is row over new House of Commons Clerk about?

US girl, nine, kills gun instructor

27 August 2014 - 9:54am
A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at an firing range in Arizona.

Spotting Muslim radicals 'challenge'

27 August 2014 - 9:48am
A Muslim leader in Wales speaks of the difficulty of identifying people at risk of being radicalised, warning that they were covering their tracks.

Bercow 'open' to splitting Clerk job

27 August 2014 - 9:34am
John Bercow indicates he may be willing to split the role of Commons Clerk into two amid a row with MPs over the job.

VIDEO: Phones to come with 'kill switch'

27 August 2014 - 9:25am
A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.