EU and US trade talks make 'painstaking progress'
18 Jul 2014 7:21:50
Why are US-EU trade talks so controversial?
VIDEO: Zambia's dynamic Chinese romance
18 Jul 2014 6:51:23
China and Zambia have strong trade and business links, but the romance has not been without controversy.
Boom in satellite ship tracking
18 Jul 2014 6:21:21
The demand for ship identification and tracking data acquired by satellites is growing rapidly.
Lagarde warns of market optimism
18 Jul 2014 5:36:17
IMF head Christine Lagarde warns that financial markets maybe a little too upbeat given high levels of unemployment and debt in European economies.
TED: Ze Frank: Are you human? - Ze Frank (2014)
18 Jul 2014 5:08:53
Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts. Let's begin …
EC 'confident' in brain project
18 Jul 2014 4:45:30
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.
Malaysia Airlines' future in doubt
18 Jul 2014 3:05:07
Shares in Malaysia Airlines closed down 11% following the crash of flight MH17 on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, raising questions about the airline's future.
VIDEO: Zanzibar's Islamic banks on the rise
18 Jul 2014 2:56:50
Conventional banks in Zanzibar are tapping into a growing market for financial products and services that are compliant with Islamic law.
Which conflict zones do planes fly over?
18 Jul 2014 2:14:15
Who decides where it's safe to fly?
Women urged to fight for more pay
18 Jul 2014 1:42:29
Women must push harder for pay rises, says a Lib Dem minister as she unveils proposals to close the gender pay gap.
VIDEO: Islamic banking takes on incumbents
18 Jul 2014 1:29:40
Islamic banking is growing quickly, and firms are developing products that comply with Islamic law, to access a burgeoning market.
Aids researchers on crashed plane
18 Jul 2014 0:47:38
Around 100 passengers on the Malaysia Airlines plane were thought to have been heading to a major international Aids conference in Australia.
Apple criticised over in-app cash
18 Jul 2014 0:22:55
Apple is criticised by the European Commission for not offering any "concrete and immediate" plans to stop users being misled by "free" apps.
Shire directors agree sale to AbbVie
18 Jul 2014 0:20:19
US drug firm AbbVie has clinched a deal to buy the UK pharmaceutical company Shire for £32bn, after Shire reversed its opposition to the takeover earlier this week.
AUDIO: How to count butterflies for science
18 Jul 2014 0:00:13
Sir David Attenborough has urged the public to look for butterflies as part of the Big Butterfly Count
Microsoft closes TV production unit
18 Jul 2014 9:15:01
Microsoft's ambitious TV division is to close, a month after debuting its first show.
MTR wins £1.4bn Crossrail franchise
18 Jul 2014 8:38:03
The £1.4bn contract to run the Crossrail franchise through London from 2018 has been awarded to Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation, Transport for London (TfL) has announced
Software can decode bird songs
18 Jul 2014 7:43:00
Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds.
Public asked to count UK butterflies
18 Jul 2014 7:34:47
Conservationists call on the public to help survey the state of Britain's countryside by counting butterflies.
Asian shares fall on plane crash
18 Jul 2014 7:10:37
Most Asian shares fell on Friday after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed in eastern Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
Co-op sells pharmacies to Bestway
18 Jul 2014 7:01:52
The Co-op confirms it will sell its pharmacies for £620m to Bestway Group.
Banks to face full competition probe
18 Jul 2014 6:43:37
Markets watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended a full competition inquiry into banks.
Tories outline strike law pledge
18 Jul 2014 1:25:18
The Conservatives outline plans to tighten strike ballot laws if they win the general election, requiring a minimum 50% turnout for action to be legal.
VIDEO: Rare blue butterflies given fresh hope
18 Jul 2014 0:04:54
One of Britain's rarest butterflies is given a new home
The virus detective who discovered Ebola
17 Jul 2014 3:25:44
The young medic who discovered the deadly Ebola bug