Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.
Barcelona suffer their first defeat of the season as PSG move top of Group F after a thrilling 3-2 Champions League win.
Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.
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Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.
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Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.
Manchester City are still without a win in Champions League Group E after Francesco Totti's goal gives Roma a point.
Nemanja Matic scores a first-half header as Chelsea beat Sporting Lisbon to go top of Champions League Group G.
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.
The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.
US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has apologised after being arrested for speeding while driving under the influence of alcohol in Baltimore, Maryland.
The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.
Thousands of pro-independence campaigners take to the streets of Barcelona after the Catalan government says it remains "determined" to hold the vote.
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.
Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of sex offences.
Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.
At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.