UK seeks extra power for winter
02 Sep 2014 8:00:25
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.
Rosetta set for 'capture' manoeuvres
02 Sep 2014 7:38:52
The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Detroit's bankruptcy battle begins
02 Sep 2014 6:28:43
A hearing to convince a judge to approve Detroit's plan to restructure the city's debts has begun.
Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'
02 Sep 2014 5:52:29
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
TED: JIm Holt: Why does the universe exist? - Jim Holt (2014)
02 Sep 2014 5:02:17
Why is there something instead of nothing? In other words: Why does the universe exist (and why are we in it)? Philosopher and writer Jim Holt follows this question toward three possible answers. Or four. Or none.
Halliburton agrees oil spill deal
02 Sep 2014 4:42:30
US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Badger vaccination scheme under way
02 Sep 2014 3:58:34
A scheme to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis in a bid to tackle the disease in cattle is launched by the government.
Africa's farmers face failed seasons
02 Sep 2014 3:12:35
African farmers face 'failed seasons' risk as a result of being overwhelmed by climate change, warns a status report on the continent's agriculture.
Lesser sports need funding - Heap
02 Sep 2014 2:01:20
Two-time Commonwealth gold medallist Craig Heap calls for funding to go to Britain's less successful sports.
December date for Autumn Statement
02 Sep 2014 1:32:13
George Osborne is to deliver the Autumn Statement, an annual update on the state of the economy, on 3 December.
Dollar General raises bid for rival
02 Sep 2014 1:27:20
Dollar General, the lead discount retailer in the United States, raises its bid for rival store Family Dollar to almost $9.1bn (£5.51bn).
Aston Martin appoints new chief
02 Sep 2014 0:59:13
UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.
AUDIO: Is conflict good or bad for insurers?
02 Sep 2014 0:57:58
Bronek Masojada, chief executive of the insurance company Hiscox, analyses the effect of recent conflicts on the insurance market
VIDEO: Is it easy for politicians being green?
02 Sep 2014 0:57:51
David Cameron may have made himself a hostage to fortune when pledging to lead the greenest government ever in 2010.
Uber banned across Germany by court
02 Sep 2014 0:57:12
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
UK construction growth surges
02 Sep 2014 0:36:54
The construction sector expanded at its fastest pace for seven months in August, despite supply shortages holding back growth, a survey suggests.
Swiss economy stalls as EU slows
02 Sep 2014 0:35:03
Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe.
Does limiting the power of appliances save energy?
02 Sep 2014 0:20:38
Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?
More than 48,000 use Help to Buy
02 Sep 2014 0:08:46
More than 48,000 homeowners have used the government's Help to Buy scheme since it started, figures show.
Sentinel system pictures Napa quake
02 Sep 2014 9:43:31
First report from Europe's new quake-watcher
London Market Report
02 Sep 2014 8:58:23
The pound falls after a poll for the Sun and the Times indicates a rise in support for the pro-Scottish independence "Yes" campaign.
Russian sex geckos die in orbit
02 Sep 2014 8:51:57
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
PPI complaint levels remain high
02 Sep 2014 6:55:14
Complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) have fallen after last year's record, but remain at historically high levels, according to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
Mining tax repealed by Australia
02 Sep 2014 6:45:08
Australia repeals a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.
Water stress 'may curtail fracking'
02 Sep 2014 6:36:37
Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.