The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
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Britain is to drop emergency aid for those under threat from militants in Iraq to support the US - but rules out military action.
German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
A British businessman and his American wife are sentenced to prison for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial in Shanghai.
Collection times at almost half the Royal Mail's collection boxes will be brought forward to between 9am and 3pm.
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers say facts have been twisted by the prosecution at his murder trial which will issue a verdict on 11 September.
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A man and his ex-wife who sexually and physically abused their children are jailed for a total of 25 years.