Google buys military robot-maker
16 Dec 2013 4:22:09
Google acquires the engineering company that developed Cheetah, the world's fastest-running robot and other animalistic mobile research machines.
Miliband plan to increase housing
16 Dec 2013 3:54:18
Councils will be allowed to expand beyond their current boundaries to provide new housing if Labour are elected in 2015, Ed Miliband is to say.
UK nuclear power 'too expensive'
16 Dec 2013 3:39:30
Power from the new Hinkley C nuclear generator will be too expensive, the boss of one of the UK's biggest energy consumers says.
Nok Air, Scoot to set up new carrier
16 Dec 2013 3:09:28
Thailand's Nok Air and Singapore's Scoot plan to set up a new budget carrier in Bangkok amid growing demand for low-cost travel in the region.
New Zealand to host Avatar sequels
16 Dec 2013 2:54:49
Three sequels to the movie Avatar are to be made in New Zealand, director James Cameron and the New Zealand government announce.
A giant step for Europe?
16 Dec 2013 1:31:17
Preparing for the uncharted waters of banking union
Japan Tankan rises to six-year high
16 Dec 2013 1:03:42
Japanese business confidence jumps to its highest level in six years, according to the Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey.
The bike test that shows what we're really like
16 Dec 2013 0:31:53
Why cycling shows what we're like at work
Christian finds calling in Bethlehem
16 Dec 2013 0:23:43
The call centre creating jobs in the Palestinian city
KPMG boosts staff bonus pot by 20%
16 Dec 2013 0:21:32
Profits at KPMG in the UK jump 27% to £455m, boosting the bonus pot and partners' pay at the accountancy and advice firm.
Amazon stadium building halted
15 Dec 2013 3:13:43
A court in Brazil halts construction work at the World Cup stadium in the city of Manaus, where a builder fell to his death from a roof.
VIDEO: Irish PM Enda Kenny makes TV address
15 Dec 2013 2:38:02
The Irish Republic's prime minister marks the end of the country's three-year bailout programme with a televised speech to the nation.
Irish 'credibility restored' says PM
15 Dec 2013 1:48:09
The Irish Republic's exit from its bailout rescue has restored the country's good name and credibility, Taoiseach Enda Kenny says in speech to the nation.
Moon rover sends back first photos
15 Dec 2013 9:11:00
The first robot to land on the Moon in nearly 40 years, China's Jade Rabbit rover, begins sending back photos with shots of its lunar lander.
N Korea purge 'will not alter goals'
15 Dec 2013 4:38:01
North Korean officials insist the execution of senior figure Chang Song-thaek will not alter the nation's economic goals, including a drive to attract foreign investment.
No Heathrow decision yet - minister
15 Dec 2013 0:49:02
The government has not ruled out any options on airport expansion in south-east England, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says.
VIDEO: Charities benefit from bank fines
15 Dec 2013 8:33:15
The latest tranche of money gathered from UK banks in Libor fines has been allocated to 24 military charities.
VIDEO: Three years on from Ireland bailout
15 Dec 2013 8:19:19
Three years ago, in the midst of the eurozone debt crisis, Ireland had to resort to a 85bn euro ($117bn; £71bn) rescue package. Now the economy shows signs of revival.
Ireland: Before and after bailout
14 Dec 2013 3:57:42
Ireland before and after the bailout
£12m Libor fines given to charities
14 Dec 2013 3:56:35
The latest tranche of money gathered from UK banks in Libor fines has been allocated to 24 military charities, bringing the total distributed to £35m.
'Vishing' fraud complaints rising
14 Dec 2013 3:54:44
The BBC has obtained exclusive figures from the financial ombudsman showing that there have been nearly 100 complaints about 'vishing' and courier fraud in the past three months.
Jade Rabbit rover rolls on to Moon
14 Dec 2013 1:25:54
China's Jade Rabbit robot rover drives off its landing module and on to the Moon's surface.
Iran 'sends second monkey to space'
14 Dec 2013 0:22:10
Iran says it has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time this year as part of a programme aimed at manned space flight.
Savvy godwit up to climate challenge
14 Dec 2013 9:34:41
The bar-tailed godwit, the bird world's long-distance champion, is probably smart enough to cope with any ill winds blown up by climate change, researchers believe.
Farmers protest against subsidy cuts
14 Dec 2013 8:48:36
Farmers' leaders urge the government not to implement plans to cut agricultural subsidies by 15% and transfer the cash to wildlife protection in England and Wales.