FTSE edges up as China recovery firms
28 Aug 2015 7:25:18
London's leading shares edge up in early trading, consolidating Thursday's rebound, as the Chinese stock market extends its recovery.
VIDEO: Irish Whiskey toasts rule change
28 Aug 2015 6:55:24
New rules are being introduced to protect the authenticity of Irish Whiskey and support the increasing number of distilleries across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
VIDEO: Testing times for Brazil's economy
28 Aug 2015 6:08:05
Brazil is Latin America's biggest economy but the country faces a troubling slump, with inflation close to 10% and unemployment rising steadily.
Chinese shares continue recovery
28 Aug 2015 1:51:07
Chinese shares extend their recovery on the last day of a volatile week which started with shock losses that spread fear to global markets.
VIDEO: Knut died of autoimmune illness
28 Aug 2015 1:48:46
Scientists say they can now explain what happened to Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011.
VIDEO: Indonesia's state-funded boat bank
28 Aug 2015 0:34:49
Providing services through a country as wide-spread as Indonesia - with its 17,000 islands - poses a challenge - banking by boat is one way to fix the problem.
VIDEO: How five generations kept whisky flowing
28 Aug 2015 0:27:37
The story of how one family - and its staying power - has kept producing whisky successfully throughout five generations.
Facebook hits billion users in a day
27 Aug 2015 3:47:46
Facebook boast a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.
VIDEO: South Sudan's war economy
27 Aug 2015 3:18:34
South Sudan has what many business people describe as a "war economy" as they battle to keep their companies afloat as a result of the brutal civil war.
VIDEO: Inside a Kenyan speciality tea factory
27 Aug 2015 3:18:30
Lerato Mbele visits a tea farm to find out why Kenya is the world's largest exporter of the beverage.
Post Office expands Sunday openings
27 Aug 2015 3:14:17
The number of Post Offices opening on a Sunday will hit 3,000 this week-end, thanks to new facilities at a garden centre in Norfolk.
How video-on-demand is changing TV
27 Aug 2015 3:02:39
How video-on-demand services are shaking up broadcasting
Inmarsat set for key rocket launch
27 Aug 2015 3:02:00
Britain's biggest satellite operator, Inmarsat, awaits the launch of the spacecraft that will complete its new £1bn global telecommunications network.
Is austerity saving or sinking Brazil?
27 Aug 2015 3:01:46
Is austerity is helping or hurting?
How will Shoreham's crash affect other air shows?
27 Aug 2015 3:00:26
What will be the impact of the crash at Shoreham?
VIDEO: Monbiot butchers and eats a squirrel
27 Aug 2015 2:56:33
The writer and environmentalist George Monbiot cooks dead squirrel in the Newsnight studio as he discusses the outraged reaction he got on social media after revealing he had cooked and eaten a "road kill" squirrel.
Google rejects EU's abuse complaint
27 Aug 2015 6:07:41
Google formally rejects the EU's allegations that its shopping links service amounts to an abuse of its dominance of search.
Robin Murphy: These robots come to the rescue after a disaster
27 Aug 2015 5:00:02
When disaster strikes, who's first on the scene? More and more, it’s a robot. In her lab, Robin Murphy builds robots that fly, tunnel, swim and crawl through disaster scenes, helping firefighters and rescue workers save more lives safely -- and help communities return to normal up to three years faster.
Government plans steep cuts in solar
27 Aug 2015 3:42:44
The government says it plans to significantly reduce subsidies paid to small scale green power installations.
Knut polar bear death riddle solved
27 Aug 2015 3:02:35
Scientists say Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011, had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain that is also recognised in humans.
Ukraine 'secures 20% debt write-off'
27 Aug 2015 2:52:22
The Ukrainian government announces a debt restructuring deal with creditors including a 20% write-off, saving the conflict-hit country from default.
US economic growth revised up sharply
27 Aug 2015 2:48:20
The US economy grew by far more than previously thought between April and June, revised figures show.
Ashley Madison: Two women's stories
27 Aug 2015 2:06:10
The BBC speaks to two women who say their lives have been dramatically affected by the hacking of infidelity dating website Ashley Madison.
China growth targets 'a fantasy'
27 Aug 2015 0:41:50
Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, one of the country's best-known businessmen, says China needs to drop unrealistic official economic growth targets.
VIDEO: Check-ups for homeward-bound orangutans
27 Aug 2015 0:16:17
Thailand has been carrying out health checks on 14 orangutans, in preparation for their repatriation to Indonesia.