Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 47 min 30 sec ago

China arrests ex-security chief Zhou

Fri, 2014-12-05 08:03
Chinese ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang is arrested and expelled from the Communist Party for alleged corruption, state media report.

VIDEO: Frosty Mourinho tries to 'kill' mood

Fri, 2014-12-05 08:01
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho tells journalists that he does not like their questions so will answer quickly to "kill your mood".

Lidl 'bag-slip' fraudster sentenced

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:58
A man who deliberately "slipped" on a wet bag in a supermarket so he could make a £10,000 insurance claim is given a suspended jail term.

VIDEO: Shop 'slip' fraudster sentenced

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:49
A man who sought £10,000 in compensation after he claimed he injured himself slipping on the floor of a Bradford supermarket gets a suspended jail term.

VIDEO: Minister hit by giant ice chunk

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:49
Serbia's energy minter escaped serious injury on Thursday when he was hit on the head by a heavy chunk of ice which split his protective helmet.

VIDEO: Elba 'using celebrity' to help Ebola

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:42
Actor Idris Elba has launched a public awareness campaign to try to halt the spread of Ebola.

Orion spaceship makes splashdown

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:30
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule completes its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific.

Hull face financial fair play probe

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:22
Hull are under investigation by Uefa for possible breaches of financial fair play (FFP) rules, the governing body announces.

Cannabis factories close after raids

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:15
Nine cannabis factories have been closed down and millions of pounds worth of drugs recovered in a series of police raids across Cardiff.

Fatal fire 'could have been murder'

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:08
A mother and her five children 'may have been murdered' in a fatal fire, an inquest hears.

Obama names Carter as defence pick

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:06
US President Barack Obama has officially nominated former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new US defence secretary.

Balotelli charged for Instagram post

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:02
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is charged by the Football Association over a controversial Instagram message.

Week in pictures: 29 November - 5 December 2014

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:01
News photos from around the world

'Poor morale' hits crews battling IS

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:56
Why RAF crews on anti-Islamic State raids are fed-up in Cyprus

Newborn boy found dead at house

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:53
The body of a newborn boy is found at a house in Shropshire.

Morgan promises no frills captaincy

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:50
Eoin Morgan will take a "no frills" approach as stand-in captain for England's fourth ODI with Sri Lanka.

Different styles for leaders' cards

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:37
The Cameron, Miliband and Clegg Christmas cards this year are personal photos but with starkly different styles.

Mourinho not interested in records

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:29
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his aim is to achieve victories, points and titles this season, not records.

VIDEO: Savile's friend convicted of seven rapes

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:21
Ray Teret, 73, a former radio DJ who was a friend of Jimmy Savile, has been found guilty of a string of historical sex allegations.

Olympian Yarnold appointed MBE

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:16
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold is appointed MBE by the Queen for services to sport.