VIDEO: Cleaning up waste in Mali
25 Aug 2014 3:00:18
Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.
Amazon buys game site Twitch
25 Aug 2014 0:57:48
Amazon buys video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (£585m), surprising many after rumours emerged earlier this year that Google's YouTube was in final stages to purchase the firm.
VIDEO: Aurora Borealis filmed from space
25 Aug 2014 6:24:11
The European Space Agency releases time-lapse footage of the Aurora Borealis - better known as the Northern Lights - filmed from the International Space Station.
TED: Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world? - Martin Rees (2014)
25 Aug 2014 5:08:10
A post-apocalyptic Earth, emptied of humans, seems like the stuff of science fiction TV and movies. But in this short, surprising talk, Lord Martin Rees asks us to think about our real existential risks — natural and human-made threats that could wipe out humanity. As a concerned member of the human race, he asks: What’s the worst thing that could possibly happen?
Potential comet landing sites chosen
25 Aug 2014 4:41:10
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to put a robot on a comet in November, has identified five potential sites for the touchdown.
Preferred bidder chosen for shipyard
25 Aug 2014 4:37:24
Jim McColl's Clyde Blowers Capital is announced as the preferred bidder for the troubled Ferguson Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow.
India coal mining licences 'illegal'
25 Aug 2014 1:10:35
India's Supreme Court rules that all coal mining licences awarded between 1993 and 2010 are illegal.
Burger King and Tim Hortons in talks
25 Aug 2014 1:04:44
Fast-food giant Burger King says it is in takeover talks with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
England Women's Sevens turn pro
25 Aug 2014 1:03:37
England's top female rugby players will be paid for the first time as the Women's Sevens squad turns professional.
French PM resigns amid economy row
25 Aug 2014 8:49:21
French PM Manuel Valls presents the resignation of his government amid a cabinet row over economic policies, and is asked to form a new administration.
Shares rebound at carmaker BYD
25 Aug 2014 8:44:50
Shares in Chinese carmarker BYD bounce back after falling by more than 8% in Hong Kong, following worse-than-expected first half results.
VIDEO: Afghan economy hit by political crisis
25 Aug 2014 7:46:49
Afghanistan's finance minister says the country's political crisis is having a serious impact on an already fragile economy.
Sony PlayStation hit by cyber-attack
25 Aug 2014 7:07:04
A cyber-attack shuts down Sony's PlayStation network and a flight carrying a senior company executive is diverted over security fears.
VIDEO: Will smartphones change shopping?
25 Aug 2014 6:20:53
Many people are familiar with buying goods online, but now technology can also play a part when shopping on the High Street.
VIDEO: Solar energy plan for Pakistan
25 Aug 2014 5:59:04
In an effort to tackle the problem of power shortages in Pakistan, the government is looking at the potential of solar energy to solve the issue.
Manufacturing wages 'on the rise'
25 Aug 2014 3:00:35
Wages in the manufacturing sector are rising faster than most other parts of the economy, a survey for the industry suggests.
VIDEO: What does Jackson Hole mean in Asia?
25 Aug 2014 1:15:33
Unemployment and inflation were two of the topics at Jackson Hole, at the annual get-together hosted by Janet Yellen, the Chair of the US Federal Reserve, but what does it mean for Asia?
VIDEO: Rice from Fukushima goes on sale
25 Aug 2014 0:17:09
Rice produced in in the Fukushima area of Japan, which suffered a nuclear disaster in 2011, has gone on sale in Japanese supermarkets in Singapore.
Beach trip 'pipe dream' for poorest
24 Aug 2014 3:04:29
One in five families will be unable to afford a day trip to the seaside this August Bank Holiday, warns children's charity Barnardo's.
UK's 'most desirable' areas revealed
24 Aug 2014 3:01:32
The most desirable areas in which to live across England, Scotland and Wales are revealed by Royal Mail.
Chinese move into US luxury property
24 Aug 2014 3:01:14
Chinese buyers are snapping up US luxury real estate
From mountaineer to tour operator
24 Aug 2014 2:52:38
Going from mountaineer to tour operator
VIDEO: From mountaineer to tour operator
24 Aug 2014 2:52:09
Hassan Sadpara is a mountaineering hero but has found it difficult to turn his climbing success into a successful business.
Roche buys US biotech firm for £5bn
24 Aug 2014 9:23:19
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche says it will buy maker of lung disease therapies InterMune for $8.3bn.
Whole organ 'grown' in world first
24 Aug 2014 7:07:10
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.