The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 48 min 25 sec ago
Stock markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt fall sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors.
Britain needs to "tread carefully" as it seeks better relations with Iran, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says, ahead of talks with the president.
Three Americans and a Briton who foiled a suspected terror attack on a train receive France's top honour from President Francois Hollande.
LJ Rich gets to grips with the new stems music format
Chinese shares continue their sharp fall on Monday as concerns over the country's slowing growth and volatile markets sparked panic among traders.
Families living in constant fear along Kashmir boundary
Ex-F1 driver Justin Wilson is in a coma in the United States after suffering a head injury during an IndyCar race.
A large fire breaks out at a steel plant in Kawasaki, close to Japan's Tokyo Haneda international airport, but there are no reports of injuries.
The boy band are going to take their first break next year since getting together on The X Factor in 2010.
South Korea says it will not stop propaganda broadcasts into the North until Pyongyang apologises for landmines that injured two soldiers.
A third day of protests is planned in Lebanon where anti-government protesters have clashed with police over the failure to collect rubbish from the streets.
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina says he will not stand down over corruption allegations concerning a bribery scheme.
Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say.
Armed military vehicles have been deployed in Lebanon as thousands of protesters clash with riot police in the streets of Beirut, injuring dozens.
While domestic work in India is overwhelmingly done by women, construction is predominantly a male-dominated trade, but in the southern Indian state of Kerala, there's a scheme trying to change that.
One in five people over 65 who drink is consuming an "unsafe" level of alcohol, a study finds.
Syrian ruins under threat from IS militants
Investors are braced for further losses in China, after its stock markets fell 12 percent last week.
Planned high-level talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled hours before they were due to start.
Asian equities continue to drop on the back of concerns over China's sluggish growth and last week's global sell-off.