VIDEO: Germany: Europe's indispensable power
24 Jun 2013 3:43:04
The BBC's Europe Editor Gavin Hewitt goes to Berlin to find out how comfortable the Germans are with their new role as Europe's most influential economic superpower.
Spending through the decades
24 Jun 2013 3:08:20
How government spending has altered over the years
Spending cuts: Progress so far
24 Jun 2013 3:03:57
Which departments have received - and made - the biggest cuts?
Tour de France 100
24 Jun 2013 3:00:07
Looking back at 100 editions of the world's greatest bike race
Brazil 'will definitely host World Cup'
24 Jun 2013 2:42:00
Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke says the 2014 World Cup will definitely be staged in Brazil and it can "be the best".
Knobbly reptile roamed vast desert
24 Jun 2013 9:02:35
A bizarre reptile with knobbly growths on its head roamed a vast, isolated desert about 260 million years ago, researchers say.
TED: Lesley Hazleton: The doubt essential to faith - Lesley Hazleton (2013)
24 Jun 2013 5:29:55
When Lesley Hazleton was writing a biography of Muhammad, she was struck by something: The night he received the revelation of the Koran, according to early accounts, his first reaction was doubt, awe, even fear. And yet this experience became the bedrock of his belief. Hazleton calls for a new appreciation of doubt and questioning as the foundation of faith -- and an end to fundamentalism of all kinds.
Uncertain future for pension income
24 Jun 2013 3:07:15
The future of pensioner benefits is looking increasingly likely to be a key battleground at the next general election.
Barclays faces pressure over Somalia
24 Jun 2013 2:57:51
The UK government is being urged to stop Barclays closing the last account in Somalia which allows the country's citizens overseas to send money back home.
Saudi Arabia changes weekend start
24 Jun 2013 2:24:31
Saudi Arabia changes the start of its two-day weekend from Thursday to Friday to align its banking and business days with most of the region.
Blanco Cycling signs Belkin deal
24 Jun 2013 2:00:43
Blanco, the former Rabobank cycling team, signs a 30-month sponsorship deal with Belkin electronics ahead of this year's Tour De France.
AUDIO: Why high prices mean market 'failing'
24 Jun 2013 1:31:20
High house prices and high housing unaffordability are clear signs the housing market is failing, according to the Rics Housing Commission.
Bloodhound diary: 1,000mph wheels
24 Jun 2013 1:25:58
Engineers get to work on the supercar's aluminium wheels
German business confidence rises
24 Jun 2013 1:10:34
Germany's Ifo index of business sentiment rises slightly in June, raising hopes that the eurozone's largest economy is returning to growth
Hamster ball robot to aid farmers
24 Jun 2013 0:57:41
The trick that hamsters typically use to get an exercise ball rolling are helping to power a spherical robot.
AUDIO: Would you make a 55 year investment?
24 Jun 2013 0:53:32
Would you lock your money up for 55 years in order to beat inflation?
Suntory unit's IPO price fizzles
24 Jun 2013 0:22:37
Japan's Suntory Holdings expects to raise $4bn (£2.57bn) - down from an earlier estimate of $4.7bn - from the listing of its food and soft-drinks unit next week.
O3b space constellation to launch
24 Jun 2013 0:01:56
The innovative O3b space network goes into orbit on Monday with the aim of improving the broadband experience for millions of people in developing nations.
SE Asia haze: What is causing it?
24 Jun 2013 9:51:00
What is driving the haze in South East Asia?
VIDEO: Bangladesh's factory safety challenge
24 Jun 2013 9:35:45
The governor of the central bank of Bangladesh has insisted the Rana Plaza building collapse - in which more than 1,000 people died - will not hold back the country's booming garment trade.
VIDEO: 'We're not building enough houses'
24 Jun 2013 9:32:53
Successive governments have failed to produce a coherent long-term strategy for housing, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has said.
AUDIO: Are pop-ups rescuing the economy?
24 Jun 2013 9:31:06
Are pop-up restaurants, which open often for just a few months, the answer to the struggling UK retail environment?
AUDIO: Online platforms 'difficult to control'
24 Jun 2013 9:22:49
Sir Martin Sorrell tells the Today programme that technology firms such as Google and Facebook should be treated as media providers.
China stocks slump on credit fears
24 Jun 2013 8:44:11
Chinese stocks fall further as the country's central bank indicates its credit tightening policy will continue.
Vodafone seals Kabel Deutschland bid
24 Jun 2013 7:32:41
Vodafone has agreed with the board of Kabel Deutschland to buy the German cable firm for 7.7bn euros (£6.6bn).