The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 12 min 50 sec ago
Retail sales growth accelerated strongly in the year to May, according to a survey from the CBI.
The man behind the design ideas that made Apple the world's richest company has got a new job.
The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India reaches nearly 800 with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas.
Defenders James Chester, Paul Dummett and Adam Matthews are included in the Wales squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium.
Inside Jordan's fight against home-grown extremism
British pop star Will Young says he would not enter the Eurovision Song Contest because it is "a poisoned chalice".
The mother of an 18-year-old who died in a four-vehicle crash in Carmarthenshire pays tribute to her "amazing son".
Iraqi government forces formally launch an operation to drive Islamic State (IS) out of the western province of Anbar, days after the fall of Ramadi.
At this year's Hay Festival, writer and comedian David Baddiel has launched his first book for children, The Parent Agency.
Chuka Umunna backs Liz Kendall to be the next Labour leader, saying she will drag the party out of its "comfort zone".
Volcanic eruption on one of the Galapagos Islands potentially puts Charles Darwin's evolution ecosystem at risk.
A convicted sex offender who was found guilty of rape, indecent assault and abduction charges against three women is jailed for eight years.
A father-of-three who had developed a tumour dies at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland, the BBC confirms.
China's yuan has strengthened over the past year to its correct value, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Police are expecting to find out later how a triple-murder suspect, whose body was found in woodland, died.
A New York court is considering whether chimps are legal persons - and whether animals should be granted the same rights as humans?
Malaysia exhumes bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites as fresh details of alleged human trafficking camps emerge.
Two circus performers are injured in a crash during a motorcycle "thunderball" stunt.
Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement is set to replace Steve McClaren as head coach of Championship side Derby.
One of the Isle of Man's strangest sporting competitions, the World Tin Bath Championships, celebrates its 44th anniversary.