Peake to 'run' London Marathon in space
23 Apr 2016 9:27:05
UK astronaut Tim Peake is preparing to run the distance of the London Marathon on a treadmill in the International Space Station (ISS).
Germans rally against US-EU trade deal
23 Apr 2016 3:30:06
Thousands of people have protested in the German city of Hannover against a proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal.
Will Starbucks be a hit in South Africa?
22 Apr 2016 3:31:22
Will Starbucks make it big in South Africa?
EU to draw up tax haven blacklist
22 Apr 2016 1:53:16
EU nations agree to draw up a blacklist of tax havens in the wake of the Panama Papers leaks.
Chinese investors bet on Manchester
22 Apr 2016 0:46:19
Chinese investors are not just buying property in the UK's "Northern Powerhouse" they are helping to build it, too.
Emissions mean bumpy ride for carmakers
22 Apr 2016 0:44:48
European carmakers have had a rocky week as Volkswagen sets aside billions more for the diesel emissions scandal and German firms agree to recall 630,000 cars.
Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.1m vehicles
22 Apr 2016 0:43:43
Fiat Chrysler is to recall 1.1m vehicles worldwide over fears they may roll away after drivers get out.
New £20 design and personality unveiled
22 Apr 2016 5:53:50
Artist JMW Turner will feature on the new design of the Bank of England's £20 note to enter circulation in 2020.
McDonald's profits up more than a third
22 Apr 2016 5:01:18
McDonald's profits jump by 35% in the first three months of the year helped by the continued popularity of all-day breakfast and cut price offers in the US.
Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe | Kenneth Lacovara
22 Apr 2016 5:00:30
What happens when you discover a dinosaur? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara details his unearthing of Dreadnoughtus -- a 77-million-year-old sauropod that was as tall as a house and as heavy as a jumbo jet -- and considers how amazingly improbable it is that a tiny mammal living in the cracks of the dinosaur world could evolve into a sentient being capable of understanding these magnificent creatures. Join him in a celebration of the Earth's geological history and contemplate our place in deep time.
Google and Microsoft drag on US markets
22 Apr 2016 4:57:50
Wall Street markets were mixed in early trading on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Google's parent, Alphabet, and Microsoft weighed on the tech sector.
Greece bailout talks make 'progress'
22 Apr 2016 4:38:19
Eurozone finance ministers say they have made progress in talks about the bailout programme for Greece.
VW doubles emissions costs to €16.2bn
22 Apr 2016 4:02:43
Volkswagen has set aside twice the previous amount it set aside to cover costs related to the diesel emissions scandal to €16.2bn (£12.6bn).
Record turnout at UN for climate deal
22 Apr 2016 2:30:03
Government leaders and delegates from around 170 countries have started the process of signing the Paris climate agreement at the UN.
HSBC to change executive pay policy
22 Apr 2016 2:26:06
HSBC asks shareholders to approve a new pay policy for its executive directors in a move that will cut the maximum amount they can earn by 7%.
German beer law celebrates 500 years
22 Apr 2016 1:52:40
A look at Germany's "Reinheitsgebot" or beer purity law, introduced in 1516 by the Duke of Bavaria and still in place today.
VIDEO: Kenya's affordable solar power projects
22 Apr 2016 1:42:35
Entrepreneurs in Kenya are harnessing solar energy to provide ordinary Kenyans with power for their homes.
VIDEO: App helps expectant mums in Cameroon
22 Apr 2016 1:38:46
A young engineer shows the BBC the medical app he has developed for pregnant women.
Alton Towers faces fine for Smiler crash
22 Apr 2016 0:35:11
Alton Towers operator Merlin Entertainments admits health and safety breaches over a rollercoaster crash which seriously injured five people.
North Sea tax receipts slump to £35m
22 Apr 2016 0:24:46
Tax receipts from offshore oil and gas came to only £35m in the last financial year, according to figures from HM Revenue and Customs.
Constant watch on mighty polar glaciers
22 Apr 2016 0:12:41
The EU’s Sentinel satellite system has begun monitoring six of the biggest glaciers on Earth in near real-time, to check for any changes in behaviour.
House prices 'rise in UK's big cities'
22 Apr 2016 9:54:12
House prices in cities such as Liverpool, Cardiff and Southampton rose sharply in the first three months of the year, a survey suggests.
Uber settles over employee status row
22 Apr 2016 8:45:28
Uber has agreed to pay out $100m for its drivers to drop their case claiming employee rights.
Mitsubishi Motors scandal widens
22 Apr 2016 8:17:40
The emissions scandal surrounding Mitsubishi Motors widens as the company says further models may be involved and US regulators reportedly ask for information.
FTSE 100 continues losing streak
22 Apr 2016 7:37:50
The London market remains on a losing streak on Friday, continuing the lower trend set overnight in the US.