ANZ bank announces record profit
31 Oct 2014 5:55:34
One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, announces a record full-year net profit of A$7.3bn ($6.4bn, £4bn), up 15% from a year earlier.
Citigroup legal costs up by $600m
31 Oct 2014 2:43:16
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
VIDEO: Philippines tourism shrugs off warning
31 Oct 2014 2:42:52
Ramon Jimenez, the Philippines' tourism secretary, says a drop in numbers from China is not a major concern because of growing visits from other countries.
What are Remploy workers doing now?
31 Oct 2014 2:13:29
How former Remploy workers struggle to find work
Asian shares higher on US growth
31 Oct 2014 2:08:23
Asian shares were trading higher on Friday after positive economic data from the US showed strength in the world's largest economy.
Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets'
31 Oct 2014 2:00:27
A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
A WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS
31 Oct 2014 1:10:37
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.
Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan
31 Oct 2014 0:48:01
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses
31 Oct 2014 0:10:15
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
Colorado considers fracking's future
31 Oct 2014 0:07:42
Weighing up oil and gas development in Colorado
The metal detectors saving marriages
30 Oct 2014 3:59:57
The metal detectorists saving marriages
VIDEO: Tim Cook 'an important role model'
30 Oct 2014 2:49:14
Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".
Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal
30 Oct 2014 2:33:43
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
Starbucks sales disappoint investors
30 Oct 2014 2:12:54
Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.
Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?
30 Oct 2014 9:36:08
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?
Low oxygen 'delayed life on Earth'
30 Oct 2014 8:04:03
Animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth because of incredibly low levels of oxygen during a period more than a billion years ago, scientists say.
Why scratching 'intensifies itching'
30 Oct 2014 7:14:45
Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.
VIDEO: Cutbacks hit disabled access to work
30 Oct 2014 5:38:48
BBC News has obtained evidence suggesting the changes to the government's Access to Work programme is denying disabled people the chance to work rather than helping them into employment.
TED: Debra Jarvis: Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn't define me - Debra Jarvis (2014)
30 Oct 2014 4:50:57
Debra Jarvis had worked as a hospital chaplain for nearly 30 years when she was diagnosed with cancer. And she learned quite a bit as a patient. In a witty, daring talk, she explains how the identity of “cancer survivor” can feel static. She asks us all to claim our hardest experiences, while giving ourselves room to grow and evolve.
Royal Mint offers cheaper gold coins
30 Oct 2014 4:17:16
Want to invest in gold, but think you cannot afford it? The Royal Mint has announced that a series of new, smaller, gold coins is now on sale.
IPCC debates 'most important' report
30 Oct 2014 3:34:14
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'
30 Oct 2014 2:42:32
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality.
US grows at annual rate of 3.5%
30 Oct 2014 2:36:22
The US economy grows at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, down from the previous quarter's growth of 4.6%.
Lenovo completes Motorola takeover
30 Oct 2014 2:34:40
Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.
Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?
30 Oct 2014 2:26:40
Keys are 4,000 years old but are their days numbered?