Post Office finds computer defect
08 Jul 2013 9:10:00
The Post Office says there have been software defects in a computer system at the centre of a bitter dispute with sub-postmasters who say they have been wrongly accused over alleged shortfalls.
Rust promises hydrogen power boost
08 Jul 2013 7:27:23
A discovery by an international team of scientists could help boost the efficiency of hydrogen production from the Sun's rays - a potentially green source of energy.
Disgraced NY politician in comeback
08 Jul 2013 5:57:27
Disgraced former New York state governor Eliot Spitzer announces his surprise decision to run for the post of city Comptroller.
Curiosity Mars rover hits the road
08 Jul 2013 5:51:01
Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover begins the long drive to its primary mission destination, the foothills of Mount Sharp - a journey that will probably take many months to complete.
Total cleared of Iraq oil corruption
08 Jul 2013 5:49:58
A French court acquits oil company Total and its chief executive on charges of corruption in the UN's oil-for-food programme in Iraq.
VIDEO: Middle class yearn for 'Chinese Dream'
08 Jul 2013 5:17:50
China's economy has grown enormously over the past decade and its middle class is now estimated to number 150m.
TED: Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption's hidden players - Charmian Gooch (2013)
08 Jul 2013 5:12:24
When the son of the president of a desperately poor country starts buying mansions and sportscars on an official monthly salary of $7,000, Charmian Gooch suggests, corruption is probably somewhere in the picture. In a blistering, eye-opening talk (and through several specific examples), she details how global corruption trackers follow the money -- to some surprisingly familiar faces.
BP in court over oil-spill payments
08 Jul 2013 5:10:44
Oil giant BP is back in court in the US to try to limit compensation payouts from a fund set up to help those affected by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Call for sea vessels to be tracked
08 Jul 2013 4:05:42
All vessels using international waters should be identifiable and be part of a global tracking system to close a "security loophole", experts suggest.
Antarctic lake 'might have fish'
08 Jul 2013 3:29:29
There could be some complex animals, perhaps even fish, living in the deeply buried Antarctic Lake Vostok, a new study suggests.
Reckless bankers to face jail threat
08 Jul 2013 2:30:37
The government says it will back most recommendations by the Parliamentary Commission for Banking Standards, including prison terms for reckless bankers.
Wimbledon gets top 2013 audience
08 Jul 2013 2:18:41
Andy Murray's straight-set victory in the Wimbledon Men's final on Sunday drew the highest TV audience of the year so far with 17.3 million viewers.
VIDEO: Why do US-EU free trade talks matter?
08 Jul 2013 2:11:29
Talks aimed at creating the world's largest free trade zone between the European Union and the US open on Monday amid tensions over spying and protected industries.
Tracker gripes 'down to ombudsman'
08 Jul 2013 1:54:37
Customers angry with changes made to their mortgage rate by the Bank of Ireland (BOI) must wait for an ombudsman to rule on their complaints.
VIDEO: BP in court over oil spill payouts
08 Jul 2013 0:48:25
Oil giant BP is is returning to court in the US to try to limit compensation payouts from a fund set up to help those affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Call to halt nuisance calls earlier
08 Jul 2013 0:27:23
A regulator has called for more powers to stop companies making nuisance calls, after fining a firm that broke the rules.
AUDIO: Changing the IVF 'beauty contest'
08 Jul 2013 0:03:31
A baby has been born in the US using a new method for screening embryos during IVF which could dramatically reduce costs, researchers report.
AUDIO: Stock markets under computer control
08 Jul 2013 9:33:02
BBC business editor Robert Peston investigates the changes in the stock market since computer algorithms have been used to buy and sell shares.
German exports to eurozone fall 9.6%
08 Jul 2013 9:31:53
German exports suffered their sharpest fall since 2009 as demand in China eased off and eurozone exports fell by 9.6%.
Green Deal home overheating warning
08 Jul 2013 9:29:35
The Department for Energy and Climate change is taking action after experts warn homes insulated under the Green Deal may overheat in hot summers.
VIDEO: Top tips to save mobile battery life
08 Jul 2013 9:17:44
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly presents an essential guide to saving mobile phone battery life.
AUDIO: Pension trustees 'should take more risks'
08 Jul 2013 9:12:30
Dr Laurence Wornald, head of research at IT services company Sungard, discusses its new research that says pension fund managers are having to take more risk to generate returns.
Asda staff take home £3,000 payout
08 Jul 2013 8:54:18
Over 19,000 Asda staff are to receive record payouts averaging £3,240 under parent company Wal-Mart's Sharesave scheme, the supermarket chain says.
HTC shares at seven and half year low
08 Jul 2013 8:12:43
Shares of Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC plunge to a seven-and-a-half year low, as its profit continues to slide amid increased competition.
Life in super slow-motion
08 Jul 2013 7:27:58
High-speed cameras reveal animal behaviour too quick for the human eye