VIDEO: Suiting up for a tour of Fukushima reactor
11 Mar 2013 6:18:34
Clear-up workers at Japan's Fukushima power plant have to go through a massive logistical operation before and after a visit to the plant where radiation remains at dangerous levels.
Concerns raised over cash machines
11 Mar 2013 6:03:27
A lack of free cash machines means some people on low incomes or living in rural areas are unable to access the money they need, a report suggests.
TED: Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong - Dan Pallotta (2013)
11 Mar 2013 5:12:11
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.
VIDEO: Coalition 'more ambitious than Thatcher'
11 Mar 2013 4:29:22
The government has been spending more on capital projects, said Conservative minister David Willetts, who said it "must stick to the economic policy and programme we have laid out".
VIDEO: Boost for UK biotech industry
11 Mar 2013 3:47:40
Funding from the UK government which matches private investment in biotech firms has boosted the sector, according to companies in the industry.
VIDEO: CBI: Housing can boost economy in months
11 Mar 2013 3:31:32
An increase in homebuilding would give an almost immediate boost to the economy, the director general of the CBI has said.
Intrade shuts amid investigation
11 Mar 2013 3:15:40
Online trading platform Intrade ceases all trading activity pending an investigation that may include "financial irregularities".
VIDEO: Apprenticeships 'back aspirations'
11 Mar 2013 2:52:57
School leavers who decide against going to university should go on to an apprenticeship, David Cameron has said.
Budget 2013: What we already know
11 Mar 2013 1:49:48
What we already know about our finances before the chancellor's speech
German imports signal growth rebound
11 Mar 2013 1:12:45
German imports rebound strongly in January, suggesting that economic growth in the country may be set to recover after an autumn downturn.
Sony's Sir Howard Stringer to retire
11 Mar 2013 0:44:31
The chairman of Sony, Sir Howard Stringer, is to retire from the Japanese technology giant in June after 15 years at the company.
'Seismic' day for shark protection
11 Mar 2013 0:29:30
Three species of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok.
Kent village paying for French calls
11 Mar 2013 9:48:41
Residents and visitors to a Kent village are racking up extra charges when their mobile phones connect to French networks.
Pakistan-Iran pipeline inaugurated
11 Mar 2013 8:25:23
The presidents of Pakistan and Iran are set to inaugurate a gas pipeline linking the two neighbours, as construction starts on the Pakistani side.
Heart disease found in mummies
11 Mar 2013 8:15:56
Fatty arteries may not just be a curse of modern unhealthy lifestyles, say researchers who used scans to look at the heart health of mummies.
Alibaba appoints new chief executive
11 Mar 2013 8:08:27
China's e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, names Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi as its new chief executive.
VIDEO: Iran and Pakistan inaugurate pipeline
11 Mar 2013 7:57:41
President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are set to inaugurate a controversial gas pipeline linking the two neighbours.
Hackers target Australian bank
11 Mar 2013 7:55:41
The Reserve Bank of Australia confirms a press report that it has been targeted by hackers, but says no data has been lost.
Urban noise 'reduces bird diversity'
11 Mar 2013 7:52:08
The rising level of urban noise may be preventing some species of songbirds from setting up home in developed areas, a study suggests.
China inflation hits 10-month high
11 Mar 2013 5:55:10
China's inflation rate hits a 10-month high in February, as Lunar New Year festivities drive up food prices.
Analysis: Antibiotic apocalypse - is the end nigh?
11 Mar 2013 5:36:26
Are we about to enter a world without antibiotics?
In pictures: Arizona's jumping spiders
11 Mar 2013 4:43:27
An unidentified Habronattus jumping spider has been photographed by Macro photography expert Thomas Shahan during a research expedition in Arizona, US.
PM in 'new norm' apprentice pledge
11 Mar 2013 3:55:23
The prime minister will pledge to make apprenticeships the "new norm" for school leavers who decide not to go to university during a speech later.
VIDEO: Opposition to nuclear plant in Taiwan
11 Mar 2013 3:28:12
Opposition to Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant, under construction just 30km from Taipei, is growing.
VIDEO: Japan tsunami rebuild has been slow
11 Mar 2013 2:40:56
Two years after a tsunami hit the coast of Japan, the reconstruction of the devastated areas has been extremely slow.