The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 hours 35 min ago
The French fashion house, Chanel, is staging a fashion show in Cuba.
The government is coming under increasing pressure to accept 3,000 child refugees from the Syrian war who have made it into Europe unaccompanied.
Sixty years of advice from the National Childbirth Trust
A huge wildfire forces the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the city in the Canadian province of Alberta.
An unpublished sketchbook by the artist Stanley Spencer, containing his earliest known drawings and a short story, is to go on display in West Yorkshire.
High-achieving primary schools which become academies show no improvement, but weaker schools make more progress, according to research.
Leaving the EU would involve years of "complex and daunting" negotiations, peers warn, but Leave campaigners say it should only take two years.
Ted Cruz gives up his campaign for the US Republican presidential nomination, clearing the way for Donald Trump to claim his party's crown.
The garden at the former home of a jailed paedophile couple, who knew serial killers Fred and Rose West, is being dug up by police based on a tip-off.
A US Navy Seal advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq is killed in an attack by Islamic State militants, US officials say.
Ted Cruz announces he is ending his campaign for the US Republican presidential nomination, after losing heavily to Donald Trump in the Indiana primary.
Party leaders will make a final appeal for votes ahead of Thursday's devolved elections in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and English local polls.
Some 75 million school-age children in crisis areas around the world are in desperate need of educational support, according to a new report by Unicef.
Young people around the world offer their thoughts on what the internet should be.
Vulnerable residents with council tax debts should be given breathing space to repay arrears rather than face the threat of bailiffs, two charities say.
Businesses should take more responsibility to ensure their customers do not become victims of scams, according to a consumer group.
The Advertising Standards Authority rules that broadband ads need to be clearer, following evidence the public do not understand current ones.
Two British entrepreneurs launch an app to store old photographs that are gathering dust around the country.
Drones, autonomous bulldozers and 3D printing - how tech is transforming the building site.
Months of unrest between Israel and the Palestinians is bringing the communities to boiling point, writes the BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen.