VIDEO: Taipei faces housing crackdown
17 Feb 2015 1:22:55
Taipei's government is cracking down on illegal housing extensions on top of existing apartment blocks after a series of fires.
Funding for Scots hydro scheme
17 Feb 2015 0:57:13
An £8.5m hydro electric scheme near Crianlarich is the first project to benefit from £60m of new green funding.
VIDEO: How to create a virtual black hole
17 Feb 2015 0:28:30
The Oscar nominees behind the film Interstellar explain how they created some of the visual effects in the movie.
Penguins lost ability to taste fish
17 Feb 2015 0:14:01
Penguins lost most of their sense of taste long ago in evolution, scientists have discovered.
Is your toaster a security risk?
17 Feb 2015 0:08:29
How your gadgets could be 'thingbot' army recruits
Armstrong hit with $10m damages bill
16 Feb 2015 0:43:07
Lance Armstrong must pay a record $10m in damages after losing a lawsuit with Dallas-based SCA Promotions, Inc.
New universal credit 'a nightmare'
16 Feb 2015 6:33:37
A universal-credit claimant who featured in a government film to promote the reform now says the system is riddled with computer problems and could make people destitute.
Guy Winch: The case for emotional hygiene
16 Feb 2015 6:08:15
We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
Mystery Mars haze baffles scientists
16 Feb 2015 6:00:29
Scientists struggle to explain a vast haze that was spotted high above the Martian surface in 2012 by amateur astronomers.
FCA joins HSBC tax-dodging inquiry
16 Feb 2015 5:52:43
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says it is "looking into" the HSBC bank over its Swiss tax-dodging scandal.
Energy firm fined over rule breaches
16 Feb 2015 5:43:49
A Borders energy firm is ordered by Ofgem to pay £250,000 to Citizens Advice for failing to treat its customers properly.
VIDEO: Making Scotland's biggest crop better
16 Feb 2015 5:27:48
There are plans to build a world centre for barley science here in Scotland.
X-ray machine opens new frontier
16 Feb 2015 5:14:04
Researchers in Palo Alto in the US state of California are working with the most powerful X-ray laser in the world.
Experts judge '$1bn bank hack' claim
16 Feb 2015 5:05:36
A leading security company says it has uncovered an "unprecedented" cyber-attack on up to 100 banks, but experts are split over its severity.
Global dividend income reaches record
16 Feb 2015 3:55:50
Total dividend income paid to shareholders around the world rose by 11% last year to $1.167 trillion, says investment firm Henderson Global Investors.
Brexit 'disaster for UK and EU'
16 Feb 2015 3:34:30
The UK's withdrawal from the European Union would be a "disaster" for both sides, a European commissioner says.
VIDEO: Washing machine 'vandalism' deadlock
16 Feb 2015 3:23:17
Three executives from LG electronics are due to stand trial in South Korea after being accused of vandalising washing machines made by rival firm Samsung.
FTSE lower ahead of Greece meeting
16 Feb 2015 2:32:59
The FTSE 100 retreats as doubts grow that a meeting of European finance ministers will be able to strike a deal over Greece's debts.
Labour in apprentice guarantee vow
16 Feb 2015 1:53:40
Labour would guarantee apprenticeships for every school leaver in England who "gets the grades" by 2020, Ed Miliband says in a speech setting out the party's business policies.
Rolls 'does not tolerate' bribes
16 Feb 2015 1:40:39
Rolls-Royce says it does not "tolerate improper business" after the Financial Times reports that the firm has been accused of being involved in the Petrobras bribery scandal.
Noble rejects accounting allegations
16 Feb 2015 0:33:19
One of Asia's biggest commodity-trading firms, Noble, "completely rejects" allegations made by a research firm over its accounting practices.
VIDEO: The Grexit explained - in 60 seconds
16 Feb 2015 0:08:09
Could Greece's debt problems force it out of the eurozone? BBC News takes a snapshot view of the debt crisis.
Eurozone Greek debt deal 'unlikely'
16 Feb 2015 9:26:13
European finance ministers will meet in Brussels later amid increasing scepticism that a deal over Greece's debt problems can be reached.
William Hill and 888 end bid talks
16 Feb 2015 7:51:07
William Hill and online betting rival 888 end talks over a possible takeover after an 888 shareholder rejects the offer as too low.
'100,000s left behind' on employment
16 Feb 2015 5:33:03
When it comes to tackling long term unemployment, "100,000s of young people have been left behind", says CBI director.