UK shares build on election rally
11 May 2015 8:20:44
After jumping more than 2% on Friday, the FTSE 100 continues to rise with mining shares helped by news of China's interest rate cut.
Australia in corporate tax crackdown
11 May 2015 8:17:56
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey announces the introduction of a new tax crackdown against 30 multinational corporations.
What caused rail's latest near miss?
11 May 2015 7:56:05
How did two trains come close to a terrible crash?
Call for clarity on insurance costs
11 May 2015 6:45:09
The Financial Conduct Authority says insurance companies are not being clear enough about the cost of paying premiums in instalments.
China's smartphone market contracts
11 May 2015 5:53:07
Smartphone shipments the world's biggest market, China, have contracted for the first time in six years, according to a market research firm.
Asian markets rise on China rate cut
11 May 2015 1:56:37
Shares rise across the region on Monday after China cuts interest rates for the third time in six months.
Greece seeks 'approval of progress'
11 May 2015 1:03:56
Greek politicians are hopeful that Eurozone ministers will recognise its fiscal progress, paving the way for bailout funds to be released.
70 million animal mummies: Egypt’s dark secret
10 May 2015 3:44:43
Why did Ancient Egyptians mummify animals in their millions?
Animal mummy 'scandal' revealed
10 May 2015 3:39:06
A scanning project suggests that about a third of Ancient Egypt's animal mummies are empty.
'Growth returns' to Scottish economy
10 May 2015 3:35:18
The economic slowdown seen in the first three months of this year is gradually being reversed, according to a survey.
Canada's celebrity curry chef
10 May 2015 3:30:36
The celebrity chef who brought posh curries to Canada
VIDEO: Dreamland's ride to a brighter future
10 May 2015 3:17:32
Margate's Dreamland is weeks away from re-opening ... but can it recapture its glorious past?
China cuts interest rates to 5.1%
10 May 2015 0:25:05
The People's Bank of China has cut interest rates for the second time this year in the face of a continuing economic slowdown.
Colombia to ban coca herbicide
09 May 2015 3:07:44
Colombia to halt use of controversial herbicide glyphosate in a US-sponsored coca eradication programmes because of health concerns.
A spirited defence of Scotch whisky
09 May 2015 3:03:00
Scotch whisky producers are putting up a spirited defence against imitators in a bid to protect the industry.
China firm on mass holiday to France
09 May 2015 1:18:31
A Chinese company has paid for 6,400 of its employees to go on holiday to France for four days.
Move to decommission oil platform
09 May 2015 4:59:49
Fairfield Energy announces plans to decommission its Dunlin Alpha platform in the North Sea.
Dazzled by Australia's precious opals
08 May 2015 1:34:32
Already legally defined as Australia's "National Gemstone", the country's precious opals are punting for a new international designation - that of Global Heritage Stone Resource.
US stocks jump on strong jobs data
08 May 2015 0:56:18
US stocks end sharply higher on Friday, after the latest figures from the US government showed the economy created 223,000 new jobs in April.
Gay marriage 'makes economic sense'
08 May 2015 0:24:55
Many of Australia's biggest companies say the government should reform the law to allow gay marriage because it will benefit the country's economy
Himalayan 'drop after Nepal quake'
08 May 2015 8:08:15
The height of a swath of the Himalayas has dropped by around one metre as a result of the devastating Nepal earthquake, scientists say.
Kenya opens anti-poaching laboratory
08 May 2015 5:44:19
A forensic laboratory opens in Kenya that will build up a DNA database of wild animals to help secure successful prosecutions of poachers
VIDEO: Mumbai's 'informal' nighttime economy
08 May 2015 5:28:01
As day turns to night in Mumbai, the "informal" economy continues to thrive, as Samira Hussain reports.
VIDEO: India's new middle class dating game
08 May 2015 5:25:12
An increasing number of young Indian professionals are taking love and dating into their own hands.
Dawn Landes: A song for my hero, the woman who rowed into a hurricane
08 May 2015 5:14:35
Singer-songwriter Dawn Landes tells the story of Tori Murden McClure, who dreamed of rowing across the Atlantic in a small boat -- but whose dream was almost capsized by waves the size of a seven-story building. Through video, story and song, Landes imagines the mindset of a woman alone in the midst of the vast ocean. (This talk was part of a session at TED2015 guest-curated by Pop-Up Magazine: popupmagazine.com or @popupmag on Twitter.)