The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 hours 40 min ago
Volunteers in the Ukraine have begun to make defence preparations amid fears the Ukrainian military is unable to match Russian forces.
Last year's runner-up Barry Hawkins beats David Gilbert 10-4 to reach the second round of the World Championships.
Two men and a woman appear in court charged in connection with an incident at a loyalist protest camp in north Belfast.
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson tells the phone-hacking trial he did not "cover anything up" following the arrest of the paper's royal editor Clive Goodman in 2006.
Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova gives her support to a campaign against the UK government's ban on sending books to prisoners.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on Western nations to address the role of religion in politics in the Middle East.
The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
Sacked Man Utd manager David Moyes says he "will always be incredibly proud" of his appointment as boss.
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.
A court in Colombia rules that President Juan Manuel Santos should reinstate the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, within 48 hours.
House sales in Wales increase by more than 20% in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2013.
Parents of babies whose ashes were disposed of without their knowledge say they were "stunned" to learn a report into the scandal was handed over last week.
Supporters of gay marriage should be patient if they want the blessing of the Church in Wales, the Archbishop tells the governing body.
Russia will respond to any attack on its interests in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgia war.
Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry.
The Hull Truck theatre receives £400,000 in emergency grants from Arts Council England and Hull City Council to help it out of financial crisis.
UK police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance are looking at 18 potentially linked cases involving a lone intruder breaking into holiday villas in the Algarve, Portugal.
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.
Barcelona will be able to buy and sell players this summer after Fifa suspended its transfer ban on the club.
Intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden is installed as rector at Glasgow University despite not being allowed into the UK.