The male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, according to a study.
US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect.
The head of the public inquiry into historical sex abuse should step down, a lawyer representing victims tells the BBC.
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.
Police in India investigate the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says it was unfair to exclude away fans after a 2-2 Champions League draw at CSKA Moscow.
Toy store pulls Breaking Bad dolls
A British man is found dead with his hands tied and throat cut on the Indonesian island of Bali, the British embassy in Jakarta says.
South Korea demolishes a tower used to construct a Christmas tree near North Korea, but denies the move is conciliatory.
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.
An Australian lawmaker writes to the International Criminal Court asking it to investigate the Abbott government over its treatment of asylum seekers.
Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event.
The Dominican Republic declares Wednesday an official day of mourning for Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died at 82.
Politics sparks confrontation in a Hong Kong salon
Is India's hardline Hindu group RSS flexing its muscles?
China travel warning baffles Philippine resorts
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.
They're organic, vegan, and they're definitely not 'men'