TED: George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me - George Takei (2014)
04 Jul 2014 5:05:32
When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security" measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy.
Web users in Hawaii invaders hunt
04 Jul 2014 4:19:47
US conservationists and a satellite imaging company have teamed up to use the power of crowdsourcing to halt the spread of destructive invasive plants.
Firefighters plan more strike action
04 Jul 2014 4:16:56
Firefighters across England and Wales will take strike action across eight consecutive days, said the Fire Brigades Union, in an ongoing row over pensions and retirement benefits.
Bank replaces cricket with rounders
04 Jul 2014 3:14:29
The Bank of England decides to break with tradition and cancel the annual cricket match that has for years provided the focal point for the Bank's annual summer party.
SA strike forces GM plant closure
04 Jul 2014 2:00:38
General Motors halts production at its South African operations because of the strike by the country's National Union of Metalworkers.
VIDEO: Metal workers down tools in SA
04 Jul 2014 1:23:45
Lerato Mbele reports from Johannesburg on the metal workers' strike and the impact it may have on productivity, trade and investment.
BT pension deal cuts longevity risk
04 Jul 2014 0:54:11
The UK's biggest corporate final-salary pension scheme has struck a deal to protect itself against members living for longer than expected.
Upgrade for European light source
04 Jul 2014 0:33:47
One of Europe's premier scientific research laboratories - the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility - is to go through a 150m-euro (£120m) upgrade.
Google reinstates 'forgotten' links
04 Jul 2014 0:13:31
After widespread criticism, Google reinstates some links it had earlier removed under the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.
Car sales see 'strong' six months
04 Jul 2014 0:07:23
New car sales have seen a 'strong' first half of the year, rising 10.6% to 1.28m, the Society of Motoring Manufacturers (SMMT) has said.
British Gas staff mis-sold deals
04 Jul 2014 9:58:44
The UK's biggest energy supplier, British Gas, mis-sold energy deals by making exaggerated claims to potential customers, the regulator says.
Fifa linked to Brazil ticket gang
04 Jul 2014 9:41:24
Police in Brazil say they have identified a Fifa official alleged to have been involved in the illegal sale of World Cup tickets.
Do people choose pain over boredom?
04 Jul 2014 8:01:44
Some people are unhappy in their own company and prefer painful experiences to their own thoughts, claims a contentious new study.
French firm wins 7-year DLR contract
04 Jul 2014 6:41:07
French transport group Keolis has been awarded a new franchise to operate London's Dockland's Light Railway (DLR) from December 2014.
VIDEO: How chimps use gestures to communicate
04 Jul 2014 5:56:21
Researchers from the University of St Andrews say they have translated the meanings of gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate. The findings are published in the journal Current Biology.
S Korea to get yuan clearing system
04 Jul 2014 4:21:18
South Korea will get a yuan clearing system in Seoul, expanding the list of countries with direct access to trade in the Chinese currency.
Wild chimp language translated
04 Jul 2014 2:40:13
Researchers say they have worked out the meaning of the gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.
Headbanging brain injury warning
04 Jul 2014 2:28:14
German doctors are highlighting the dangers of headbanging after a 50-year-old man developed bleeding in the brain following a Motorhead concert.
VIDEO: Asian stocks rise on US jobs data
04 Jul 2014 0:53:32
Encouraging news from the US job market boosted Asian stock markets in early Friday trading.
VIDEO: HS2 'about people, not trains'
04 Jul 2014 0:03:24
Sir David Higgins, chairman of HS2, says the rail project will help "a growing disparity in wealth, jobs and opportunity" in the UK.
Bee watchers help to map species
03 Jul 2014 3:40:29
Budding bumblebee enthusiasts are being encouraged to take part in a research project designed to help save crucial species.
VIDEO: Video games 'aid business skills'
03 Jul 2014 3:37:58
Playing the right kinds of video games can help develop valuable business skills, a new study suggests.
Shhh! It's time for Formula E!
03 Jul 2014 3:20:19
Electric 'turbocharged sewing machines' taken for a first spin
Blacklist compensation scheme opens
03 Jul 2014 3:07:28
Eight construction firms announce the launch of a scheme aimed at compensating workers who were victims of past blacklisting in the industry.
Kenya's mobile money revolution
03 Jul 2014 3:01:41
New mobile banking service takes on dominant M-Pesa