Australian lender sells UK loans
16 Dec 2014 0:33:46
National Australia Bank sells nearly $2bn of bad loans in the UK as part of a strategy to exit an unprofitable business.
VIDEO: 'Biggest battery' could cut energy bills
16 Dec 2014 0:14:07
Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.
Life from 'deepest drill' revealed
16 Dec 2014 0:10:50
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.
Trinidad's music pirates still at large
16 Dec 2014 0:02:04
Trinidad's music pirates are still at large
Thwarting retail's 'returnaholics'
16 Dec 2014 0:01:55
The tech thwarting shopping's "returnaholics"
Portas criticises 'slow' shops action
16 Dec 2014 0:01:36
Retail guru Mary Portas accuses the government of making "token gestures" in response to her 2011 review into how to rejuvenate struggling High Streets.
VIDEO: Telecoms giant BT looks to buy EE
15 Dec 2014 3:35:35
The telecoms giant BT looks to buy EE - Britain's largest mobile network group - for £12.5bn
Russia raises interest rate to 17%
15 Dec 2014 3:08:25
The Russian central bank announces a huge rise in its key interest rate - to 17% from 10.5% - to try to stem the rouble's fall.
MPs back firefighter pension changes
15 Dec 2014 2:29:07
Government plans to make firefighters in England work until they are 60 and to increase their pension contributions are backed by MPs.
VIDEO: Items priced at 1p after online glitch
15 Dec 2014 1:02:39
With more and more people turning to the internet to do their Christmas shopping, there is huge pressure on retailers to ensure gifts are delivered in time.
Greek central bank warns on economy
15 Dec 2014 9:33:38
Greek's economy faces "irreparable" damage from the ongoing political crisis, the boss of its central bank has warned.
Peat is Amazon's carbon superstore
15 Dec 2014 8:59:55
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.
Denmark lays claim to North Pole
15 Dec 2014 7:50:27
Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.
BT in talks to buy EE for £12.5bn
15 Dec 2014 7:29:10
Telecoms giant BT is in exclusive talks to buy EE - Britain's largest mobile network group - for £12.5bn.
Rangers & Ashley accused of breach
15 Dec 2014 7:28:33
Rangers and shareholder Mike Ashley are accused of breaching SFA rules over dual ownership.
Air traffic glitch 'hit 10,000'
15 Dec 2014 7:27:06
Up to 10,000 passengers at Heathrow alone were affected by an air traffic control computer failure, the transport secretary confirms.
GAA stadium decision 'was unlawful'
15 Dec 2014 6:40:52
Northern Ireland's environment minister acted unlawfully in approving a new GAA stadium in west Belfast, a High Court judge rules.
TED: Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them - Vernā Myers (2014)
15 Dec 2014 5:59:42
Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we've seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.
Rare northern white rhino dies in US
15 Dec 2014 5:28:20
A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.
Russian rouble falls to new low
15 Dec 2014 5:16:10
The Russian rouble drops to a new low against the US dollar, as falling oil prices and Western sanctions continue to weigh on the country.
VIDEO: Cheap food at the social supermarket
15 Dec 2014 4:30:39
A social supermarket is selling food that would have been junked to those struggling to afford to feed their families.
Nigerian oil workers go on strike
15 Dec 2014 1:54:18
Nigeria's two main oil workers' unions begin a nationwide strike, threatening to hurt the output of Africa's largest oil producer.
JJB Sports boss jailed for £1m fraud
15 Dec 2014 1:42:32
The former chief executive of JJB Sports is jailed for four years for taking £1m of backhanders in a "very greedy fraud".
Amazon strikes hit German depots
15 Dec 2014 1:37:24
A three-day strike begins at Amazon distribution depots in Germany in a dispute over pay and conditions.
Poorest face highest inflation rate
15 Dec 2014 1:32:51
UK households with the lowest income faced the fastest cost of living rise in the past 11 years, official figures show.