Homeless families forced out of town
15 May 2015 1:04:48
Figures show that 50,000 social housing tenants have been forced to move out of their London boroughs in the last three years, as councils struggle with the cost of re-housing them locally.
S Africa miners 'fail' black rules
15 May 2015 9:33:32
South Africa's mining industry tells the government a dispute over claims that companies have failed black ownership rules will be settled in court.
Russian economy shrinks as woes mount
15 May 2015 6:13:27
Low oil prices and weak spending force the Russian economy to shrink in the first quarter.
The Lady Lifers: A moving song from women in prison for life
15 May 2015 5:11:39
The nine women in this chorus have all been sentenced to life in prison. They share a moving song about their experiences — one that reveals their hopes, regrets and fears. "I'm not an angel," sings one, "but I'm not the devil." Filmed at an independent TEDx event inside Muncy State Prison, it's a rare and poignant look inside the world of people imprisoned with no hope of parole.
VIDEO: What now for India's Yemen evacuees?
15 May 2015 4:31:24
Fighting in Yemen left thousands of resident Indians with no choice but to return home.
VIDEO: Ghana hits brakes on oil exploration
15 May 2015 3:53:18
Until a maritime territorial dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast is resolved, drilling for new oil reserves must stop, says the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
VIDEO: Uganda's school lessons in robotics
15 May 2015 3:46:23
Solomon King Benge, founder of Fundi Bots, explains why he started his technology enterprise teaching robotics in Uganda.
VIDEO: Will your favourite beach fail new test?
15 May 2015 3:06:14
Dozens of British beaches and lakes are at risk of failing to meet tougher European water quality standards this summer.
VIDEO: India's 'home grown' Chinese cuisine
15 May 2015 1:19:44
Why are there so few Chinese people running India’s Chinese food scene?
VIDEO: Tempting Chinese tourists to India
15 May 2015 1:17:44
Only about 3% of India's seven million foreign visitors last year were from China.
VIDEO: Slump for Zambia's furniture makers
15 May 2015 1:13:45
In Zambia the local furniture and timber industries are fighting for survival against cheap, high quality imported products.
'Warm-blooded fish' traps own heat
15 May 2015 1:05:40
The deep-water opah becomes the first fish known to regulate its own temperature, using heat from its flapping fins to warm its heart and brain.
Poundworld sold to US firm for £150m
15 May 2015 0:45:32
US private equity firm TPG has bought bargain retailer Poundworld, which began as a market stall in 1974.
VIDEO: Why Nigerians are queuing for fuel
15 May 2015 0:34:17
Right across Nigeria people are struggling with a fuel shortage that is causing major disruption.
VIDEO: Wheelchair user to cross Pennine Trail
15 May 2015 0:17:34
Roy Taylor will cross 68 miles of the Trans Pennine Trail in his wheelchair to help raise money to "get rid of obstacles" to give the disabled greater access to the countryside.
Pensioners urged to hurry for bonds
15 May 2015 0:09:56
Millions of people over the age of 65 are being urged to sign up for so-called pensioner bonds before Friday evening's deadline
UK construction sector up in March
15 May 2015 0:07:38
UK construction picked up in March, suggesting that the sector is recovering from a slow start to the year.
South African tycoon buys New Look
15 May 2015 8:58:46
Fashion retailer New Look has been bought by a South African billionaire in a deal worth almost £800m.
Is Uber already harming the traditional taxi?
15 May 2015 8:44:11
Are black cabs already under threat?
Massive conger eel close to record
15 May 2015 7:50:54
A massive eel caught by fishermen off the coast of Devon narrowly misses the British record.
Hornby revives Thomas the Tank Engine
15 May 2015 7:00:27
Hornby will relaunch its range of Thomas the Tank Engine model railway sets to mark the character's 70th anniversary.
Rail workers announce strike date
15 May 2015 6:53:48
Network Rail workers are to stage a 24-hour strike from 5pm on Monday 25 May in row over pay, the RMT union says.
SABMiller buys brewer Meantime
15 May 2015 6:32:29
SABMiller has agreed to acquire Meantime Brewing Company, a craft brewer based in Greenwich, London.
VIDEO: India's Trans-Asian rail goes slow
15 May 2015 2:51:13
The Indian prime minister's visit to China is not just focused on trade with each other - but also with the region and its transport links.
VIDEO: Taiwan's worst drought in 67 years
15 May 2015 2:39:43
Taiwan is facing its worst drought in 67 years, with the island reservoirs at dangerously low levels - water is rationed and power could be next.