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The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
  1. UK to extend Tornado strikes in Iraq

    The RAF Tornado mission against Islamic State militants in Iraq is to be extended until at least 2017, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
  2. Government sells £2.1bn of RBS shares

    The government begins its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn, a third below the price it paid.
  3. Last Dambusters pilot dies aged 96

    The last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, has died in his native New Zealand at the age of 96, the country's Bomber Command Association says.
  4. NHS trust finances 'unaffordable'

    Regulator tells hospitals in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are "simply unaffordable".
  5. Rebels 'driven from key Yemen base'

    Pro-government forces in Yemen recapture the country's largest airbase after a fierce battle with Houthi rebels, a spokesman tells the BBC.