The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 5 min 22 sec ago
A large dust storm has covered the Phoenix metropolitan area in Arizona, causing poor visibility and tough driving conditions.
Nearly a thousand self-assembly chainsaws described as "extremely dangerous" are seized at the port of Dover.
The US temporarily shuts its embassy in the Libyan capital and evacuates staff following clashes between rival militias, the state department says.
Francesca Jones wins Wales' first Glasgow 2014 gold in the individual ribbon rhythmic gymnastics discipline.
Lewis Hamilton has suffered a major blow to his title chances with a fire early in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The world's second highest mountain, K2 - which lies in Pakistan - is successfully scaled by a team of Pakistani climbers for the first time.
Chairman Greg Dyke warns that the Football Association council could become irrelevant and does not represent supporters of the game.
The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship is understood to have left her vessel after allegations of an affair with one of her officers.
A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test for cancer, scientists from the University of Bradford say.
Shoals of anchovies that normally inhabit warm Mediterranean waters are seen swimming in the North Sea off the Essex coast.
All entries into Nigeria are placed on red alert after the authorities confirm the first death from the Ebola virus in the capital Lagos.
Lewis Hamilton is in good shape to secure pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix after setting the pace in final practice.
Sales of Tunnock's teacakes have soared after they featured in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, a supermarket has said.
Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Liverpool for the second day of a giant marionette show commemorating the outbreak of World War One.
Kevin Pietersen says England captain Alastair Cook should resign as he "does not have the tactical brain to lead the side".
Jose Mourinho says he pulled out a bid to sign Luke Shaw this summer because his wage demands would have "killed" Chelsea.
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says.
The largest flotilla ever seen on the River Clyde will sail from Greenock to Glasgow later as part of the city's Commonwealth Games celebrations.
Rail passengers in parts of southern England and Wales face further travel problems after lightning strikes caused "major disruption" on Friday.
One thousand jobs are to go at Coventry City Council as the authority aims to make savings of £60m by 2017/18.