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Ros Altman, the government's tsar for older people, explains proposed changes to pensions rules.
North Korean state television reports on what is though to be leader Kim Jong-un's first public appearance after a five-week absence.
A plea to postpone the start of the pre-trial hearings of two Burmese men charged with the murder of two UK tourists in Thailand has been rejected.
The fifth series opener of US drama The Walking Dead is watched by 17.3 million people, breaking cable viewing records.
Could change of tactics save lives of IS captives?
Regulator runs risk in trying to curb shadow banking
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made his first public appearance since 3 September, the country's official news agency says.
Luggage belonging to some of the passengers who were on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has been recovered from the crash site.
The Ebola epidemic threatens the "very survival" of societies and could lead to failed states, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.
Computer programmer John Doyle beat off stiff competition from 176 people to take the the title in the 48th World Conker Championships.
US public health workers "would not be surprised" to see additional Ebola infections among hospital staff, a senior US official says.
Luis Suarez scores his first Uruguay goals since the World Cup finals and his biting ban in a 3-0 friendly win over Oman.
Recognising Palestine as a state would be a "symbolically important" step towards peace, MPs are told.
A number of homes are evacuated due to a security alert in the Ballyarnett area of Londonderry.
Scientists are warning that an army of shrimps and mussels from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and kill off native species.
As many as 180,000 people have fled after Islamic State militants overran the Iraqi city of Hit in western Anbar province, the UN says.
Somalia launches its first postal service in more than two decades, in another sign of normality returning to the conflict-torn country.
Three women are sentenced for their roles in a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of people lost money.
A "thorough" investigation should be held into why police shot dead three cows seen running on roads in Norwich, an animal rights charity says.
Four members of a south Wales family took part in a £90,000 benefit fraud by all claiming they were living alone.