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The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.

1 - Boris Island airport plan rejected
2 - Iraq forces push against jihadists
3 - Hospitals seeing more skin cancer
4 - Terror plan 'rehash of old policies'
5 - Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'
6 - FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks
7 - Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia
8 - Ashya parents fight extradition
9 - British activist in Thailand trial
10 - China accuses MPs of 'interference'
11 - Infants' school meals free from today
12 - Brown issues warning over UK debt
13 - VIDEO: Dog rescued after 10 days on a cliff
14 - VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine
15 - VIDEO: Andy Murray's dress sense questioned
16 - VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire
17 - VIDEO: Public plea for Wedgewood collection
18 - VIDEO: Solar farm plan for Somerset Levels
19 - VIDEO: Do you know what 11x12 is?
20 - VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory?
21 - UK airstrikes and mass celebrity hack - the papers
22 - Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'
23 - Water voles end 20-year absence
24 - Falcao caps record summer spending
25 - Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd
26 - Transfer deadline day: Done deals
27 - Murray beats Tsonga to reach quarters
28 - McGinley braced for tough decisions
29 - Premier League clubs' spending spree
30 - VIDEO: Card fraud in Asia 'costs $400m'
31 - Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'
32 - VIDEO: Bercow orders clerk recruitment 'pause'
33 - British Ebola patient 'pretty well'
34 - VIDEO: Proton therapy: UK patient access
35 - Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum
36 - Google 'discourages' old browser use
37 - VIDEO: The most future-proof profession?
38 - African food security on the menu
39 - VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets
40 - Musician Watt makes non-fiction list
41 - VIDEO: Turning internet radio into art
42 - Go Figure: The week in numbers
43 - The Victorian pig singing competition
44 - NHS trust put into special measures
45 - Rapist driver crime details revealed
46 - Thousands in late rush to vote
47 - Singing Kettle comes off the boil
48 - Man dies in Carryduff house fire
49 - Police disciplined over search death
50 - Motorists warned of Nato disruption
51 - Father's agony over boy swept to sea
52 - Nigeria militants 'suffer losses'
53 - US attacks al-Shabab in Somalia
54 - Pakistan MPs hold emergency session
55 - US works to free trio in N Korea
56 - Nato plans rapid response force
57 - Germany arms Iraqi Kurds against IS
58 - Spain returns Colombian treasure
59 - Man Utd sign Falcao on loan for £6m
60 - Libya militias 'seize ministries'
61 - Iran clerics 'must accept internet'
62 - Obama renews minimum wage push
63 - Joan Rivers' family remain hopeful
64 - Day in pictures: 28 August 2014
65 - New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales
66 - Day in pictures: 27 August 2014
67 - Richard Attenborough career in pictures
68 - In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers
69 - Day in pictures: 26 August 2014
70 - In pictures: Emmy Awards 2014
71 - In pictures: The Maliki years
72 - VIDEO: House of Commons
73 - VIDEO: ‘I smuggled jihadists into Syria’
74 - VIDEO: 'Bacon butty' for British Ebola nurse
75 - VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli’
76 - VIDEO: Can new powers stop UK jihadists?
77 - VIDEO: Ashya King parents fight extradition
78 - VIDEO: BBC's Sweeney catches Putin at talks
79 - VIDEO: Rotherham experts 'faced threats'
80 - VIDEO: Cabbies clamp down on illegal taxis
81 - Phil McNulty’s transfer window verdict
82 - How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?
83 - Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences
84 - Does the rest of UK care if Scotland goes?
85 - Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway
86 - China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
87 - Saving America’s honeybees
88 - The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
89 - Embarking on the path to jihad
90 - How corals stir up their world
91 - Anti-euro party shakes up German politics
92 - What about Scotland's pensioners?
93 - Powers aim to disrupt not prosecute
94 - A computing revolution in schools
1 - Boris Island airport plan rejected

A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", is rejected by the commission looking into the UK's airport needs.

9/2/2014 7:03:22 AM

2 - Iraq forces push against jihadists

Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.

9/2/2014 1:31:46 AM

3 - Hospitals seeing more skin cancer

The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years, figures show.

9/2/2014 12:02:24 AM

4 - Terror plan 'rehash of old policies'

A former terror suspect criticises government anti-terrorism plans as "rehashing of old policies" which will "disenfranchise" UK Muslims.

9/2/2014 5:45:19 AM

5 - Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'

The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.

9/2/2014 12:30:46 AM

6 - FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.

9/2/2014 2:38:25 AM

7 - Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia

Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid rebel offensive.

9/2/2014 7:07:53 AM

8 - Ashya parents fight extradition

The parents of Ashya King are held in police custody after refusing to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain.

9/1/2014 5:21:05 PM

9 - British activist in Thailand trial

A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

9/2/2014 6:29:46 AM

10 - China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.

9/1/2014 11:38:45 PM

11 - Infants' school meals free from today

Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.

9/2/2014 12:04:07 AM

12 - Brown issues warning over UK debt

Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.

9/2/2014 6:42:56 AM

13 - VIDEO: Dog rescued after 10 days on a cliff

A dog was rescued by the RNLI on Sunday after going missing for nearly 10 days in a chance sighting close to Foreland Point, in North Devon.

9/1/2014 2:28:09 PM

14 - VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine

Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.

9/1/2014 12:18:08 AM

15 - VIDEO: Andy Murray's dress sense questioned

Will Ferrell has a playful jibe at Andy Murray's fashion sense during the US Open in New York

9/1/2014 10:21:13 AM

16 - VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire

A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.

9/1/2014 3:16:32 PM

17 - VIDEO: Public plea for Wedgewood collection

A public appeal is launched to save the Wedgwood Museum pottery collection, which is being sold to pay off the ceramics firm's pension bill.

9/1/2014 4:24:42 PM

18 - VIDEO: Solar farm plan for Somerset Levels

Plans have been unveiled for one of the South West's biggest solar farms on the Somerset Levels.

9/1/2014 9:29:57 PM

19 - VIDEO: Do you know what 11x12 is?

BBC News asks adults to answer some of the questions that could appear on English schools' new curriculum.

9/1/2014 4:05:09 PM

20 - VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory?

Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.

9/1/2014 3:33:38 PM

21 - UK airstrikes and mass celebrity hack - the papers

Among the stories fascinating Tuesday's press are whether British forces will engage jihadists in Iraq, and the mass hacking of celebrities' iCloud accounts.

9/2/2014 6:27:42 AM

22 - Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'

An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.

9/1/2014 9:41:59 PM

23 - Water voles end 20-year absence

Water voles - one of the UK's rarest animals - have re-established a population at an RSPB Scotland reserve in the Highlands.

9/2/2014 1:15:10 AM

24 - Falcao caps record summer spending

Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.

9/2/2014 3:22:59 AM

25 - Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd

Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.

9/2/2014 1:13:01 AM

26 - Transfer deadline day: Done deals

Track all of the confirmed signings as they happen in England, Scotland and across Europe.

9/1/2014 10:24:22 PM

27 - Murray beats Tsonga to reach quarters

Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.

9/1/2014 10:24:21 PM

28 - McGinley braced for tough decisions

European captain Paul McGinley says personal feelings will "go out of the window" when he chooses his Ryder Cup team.

9/1/2014 8:23:47 PM

29 - Premier League clubs' spending spree

Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.

9/2/2014 2:48:26 AM

30 - VIDEO: Card fraud in Asia 'costs $400m'

Card fraud in Asia costs banks $400m a year and is rising by up to 25% a year, according to software analytics firm Fico.

9/2/2014 12:54:07 AM

31 - Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'

A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.

9/1/2014 10:13:56 PM

32 - VIDEO: Bercow orders clerk recruitment 'pause'

John Bercow has announced a "modest pause" in the recruitment of the next clerk of the House of Commons following a row with MPs.

9/1/2014 5:10:08 PM

33 - British Ebola patient 'pretty well'

The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

9/1/2014 5:41:03 PM

34 - VIDEO: Proton therapy: UK patient access

Dr Yen-Ching Chang, the lead on Proton Beam Therapy at University College London Hospital, says the UK has comprehensive access to the therapy for patients with the highest needs.

9/1/2014 6:35:11 PM

35 - Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum

Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.

9/1/2014 9:14:03 AM

36 - Google 'discourages' old browser use

Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of web browsers.

9/1/2014 3:28:47 PM

37 - VIDEO: The most future-proof profession?

BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof.

9/2/2014 12:01:16 AM

38 - African food security on the menu

African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.

9/1/2014 4:55:35 PM

39 - VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets

The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.

8/29/2014 7:08:47 AM

40 - Musician Watt makes non-fiction list

Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.

9/2/2014 2:01:53 AM

41 - VIDEO: Turning internet radio into art

LJ Rich looks at how one artist is using computer code to turn internet radio from across the globe into a unique piece of music.

9/1/2014 12:38:18 PM

42 - Go Figure: The week in numbers

The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

8/31/2014 1:29:54 AM

43 - The Victorian pig singing competition

Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of a rather porcine talent show.

8/30/2014 2:18:39 AM

44 - NHS trust put into special measures

A hospital trust which runs five hospitals in Kent is put into special measures because of "serious failures" in patient safety.

9/2/2014 12:11:08 AM

45 - Rapist driver crime details revealed

Details are revealed of an offence committed by a convicted rapist, who was later employed as a Milton Keynes taxi driver.

9/2/2014 5:28:56 AM

46 - Thousands in late rush to vote

Local registration centres say in recent days they have received tens of thousands of applications from people wanting to vote.

9/2/2014 1:13:27 AM

47 - Singing Kettle comes off the boil

Children's entertainers The Singing Kettle announce they are calling it a day and will stop performing early next year.

9/2/2014 1:19:02 AM

48 - Man dies in Carryduff house fire

A man has died in a house fire in Carryduff, on the outskirts of Belfast.

9/2/2014 6:58:38 AM

49 - Police disciplined over search death

Eight police officers have been disciplined over a failed search for a missing man who was later struck and killed by a train.

9/1/2014 11:00:51 PM

50 - Motorists warned of Nato disruption

Motorists have been warned to expect increased traffic disruption in south Wales as world leaders begin arriving for the Nato summit in Newport.

9/2/2014 6:58:03 AM

51 - Father's agony over boy swept to sea

The father of a 12-year-old boy swept into the sea on Anglesey tells of the moment he and family members tried to save him.

9/1/2014 7:39:29 PM

52 - Nigeria militants 'suffer losses'

The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.

9/1/2014 10:59:35 PM

53 - US attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

9/2/2014 5:01:03 AM

54 - Pakistan MPs hold emergency session

A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.

9/2/2014 12:52:04 AM

55 - US works to free trio in N Korea

The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.

9/2/2014 3:50:51 AM

56 - Nato plans rapid response force

Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.

9/1/2014 4:28:51 PM

57 - Germany arms Iraqi Kurds against IS

Germany will send enough weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants.

9/1/2014 11:25:48 AM

58 - Spain returns Colombian treasure

Spain returns to Colombia hundreds of indigenous artefacts that were seized from drug gangs in 2003, but later smuggled out of the country.

9/2/2014 12:08:27 AM

59 - Man Utd sign Falcao on loan for £6m

Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.

9/2/2014 1:31:35 AM

60 - Libya militias 'seize ministries'

Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.

9/1/2014 3:06:17 PM

61 - Iran clerics 'must accept internet'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies after recent criticism from hardliners.

9/1/2014 4:02:46 PM

62 - Obama renews minimum wage push

President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.

9/1/2014 10:28:14 PM

63 - Joan Rivers' family remain hopeful

The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.

9/1/2014 4:02:35 PM

64 - Day in pictures: 28 August 2014

News images from around the world: 28 August

8/28/2014 12:13:22 PM

65 - New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales

Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales

8/27/2014 8:17:12 AM

66 - Day in pictures: 27 August 2014

News images from around the world: 27 August

8/27/2014 3:19:24 PM

67 - Richard Attenborough career in pictures

British actor and director's illustrious career

8/24/2014 11:36:55 PM

68 - In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers

Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging

8/25/2014 6:37:59 AM

69 - Day in pictures: 26 August 2014

News images from around the world: 26 August

8/26/2014 6:11:10 PM

70 - In pictures: Emmy Awards 2014

Images from the 2014 awards in Los Angeles

8/26/2014 8:28:08 AM

71 - In pictures: The Maliki years

Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki

8/12/2014 4:08:59 PM

72 - VIDEO: House of Commons

Speaker Bercow announces a "pause" in the recruitment of a new Commons clerk, amid a row.

9/1/2014 6:49:18 PM

73 - VIDEO: ‘I smuggled jihadists into Syria’

The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.

9/1/2014 10:31:07 PM

74 - VIDEO: 'Bacon butty' for British Ebola nurse

The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

9/1/2014 7:00:19 PM

75 - VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli’

Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.

9/1/2014 10:52:25 PM

76 - VIDEO: Can new powers stop UK jihadists?

David Cameron says tougher measures are needed to prevent people from travelling abroad to fight for extremist groups like Islamic State.

9/1/2014 6:54:54 PM

77 - VIDEO: Ashya King parents fight extradition

A High Court judge at an extradition hearing in Spain has ruled the parents of Ashya King are to be kept in police custody for a maximum of 72 hours.

9/1/2014 10:33:02 PM

78 - VIDEO: BBC's Sweeney catches Putin at talks

As negotiators meet in Minsk to discuss the Ukraine crisis, Russia's President Vladimir Putin says the process of direct negotiations is "the beginning of a very important process".

9/1/2014 4:06:09 PM

79 - VIDEO: Rotherham experts 'faced threats'

An expert who wrote a report into the sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham says she faced "hostility" from the council.

9/1/2014 10:38:06 PM

80 - VIDEO: Cabbies clamp down on illegal taxis

Some black cab drivers have formed 'hit squads' to track down and block illegal minicab drivers in London, according to the BBC's Inside Out programme.

9/1/2014 1:39:55 PM

81 - Phil McNulty’s transfer window verdict

Who will be satisfied and who left with regrets after transfer window?

9/2/2014 1:38:02 AM

82 - How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?

How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?

9/2/2014 2:31:21 AM

83 - Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences

Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system

9/2/2014 12:19:16 AM

84 - Does the rest of UK care if Scotland goes?

Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?

9/2/2014 2:43:03 AM

85 - Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway

Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway

9/2/2014 1:04:29 AM

86 - China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

9/2/2014 3:24:47 AM

87 - Saving America’s honeybees

Can President Obama's taskforce save America's bees?

9/2/2014 12:06:13 AM

88 - The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

9/2/2014 12:11:03 AM

89 - Embarking on the path to jihad

How Americans join the fight in Syria

9/2/2014 2:54:26 AM

90 - How corals stir up their world

How corals stir up their world to draw in nutrients

9/2/2014 1:57:27 AM

91 - Anti-euro party shakes up German politics

Anti-euro but pro-EU party shakes up German politics

9/2/2014 2:07:43 AM

92 - What about Scotland's pensioners?

What does the future hold for Scotland's pensioners?

9/2/2014 1:07:18 AM

93 - Powers aim to disrupt not prosecute

Why new terror powers aim to disrupt not prosecute

9/1/2014 7:53:26 PM

94 - A computing revolution in schools

A computing revolution in schools

9/1/2014 8:41:22 AM

 

 

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