VIDEO: New supercomputer for Met Office
28 Oct 2014 8:13:16
Funding has been confirmed for a £97m supercomputer to improve the Met Office's weather forecasting and climate modelling.
UBS sets aside $1.9bn in legal costs
28 Oct 2014 8:11:48
Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, misses profit estimates after it sets aside $1.9bn in legal provisions over alleged currency-rigging.
BP profits hit by Russia problems
28 Oct 2014 8:01:29
BP's quarterly profits fall 21% to $3bn as the falling value of the rouble and lower oil prices take their toll.
VIDEO: Wild flowers targeted by thieves
28 Oct 2014 7:53:03
Conservationists are warning that some of Britain's endangered plants are being put under even greater threat, because thieves are stealing them to order.
Protection plan 'will not save reef'
28 Oct 2014 5:49:58
Australia's Academy of Science says a government draft plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef will not prevent its decline.
Standard Chartered profit falls 16%
28 Oct 2014 5:32:23
Standard Chartered posts a 16% fall in operating profit because of a restructuring in its South Korean business and an increase in bad loans.
Takata sued over faulty airbags
28 Oct 2014 5:04:46
Japan's Takata is being sued in the US following the recall of millions of cars over concerns its airbags are potentially dangerous.
Asian shares fall ahead of Fed
28 Oct 2014 2:27:09
Asian stocks are mostly falling ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting where policymakers are expected to make a decision on its stimulus program.
Madison Square Garden explores split
28 Oct 2014 1:37:33
Madison Square Garden, owners of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, may separate its businesses into two publicly-traded companies.
Met Office supercomputer confirmed
28 Oct 2014 1:12:19
Plans are unveiled for a £97m supercomputer which will boost the Met Office's computing capacity by 13 times, improving weather forecasting and climate modelling.
The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft
28 Oct 2014 0:30:23
The high-stakes world of botanical crime
VIDEO: Turning trash into cash in India
28 Oct 2014 0:09:35
A charity in Delhi runs a programme for visually challenged people - they collect flowers from outside temples, which are turned into paint and then sold for a profit.
'Prize money gap needs to be closed'
28 Oct 2014 0:02:42
Men earn more prize money than women in 30% of sports, a BBC Sport study reveals.
Can an app cure anxiety and stress?
28 Oct 2014 0:00:20
Could a simple app banish your stress and anxiety forever?
Piece of Australia found in Vanuatu
27 Oct 2014 2:53:31
A fragment of ancient Australia is found under Vanuatu in the South Pacific, raising new questions about how continents are formed.
Twitter grows users but shares slide
27 Oct 2014 2:07:40
Twitter has reported a doubling in sales and a 23% increase in the number of active users of its micro-blogging site for the third quarter.
VIDEO: Why are oil prices falling? In 60 seconds
27 Oct 2014 2:06:57
BBC News explains why oil prices are so low - and what it would take to stop the drop - in 60 seconds.
Hundreds of redundancies for airline
27 Oct 2014 1:50:53
Staff at Monarch airlines agree to 700 redundancies and pay cuts of up to 30% as part of a deal to save the Luton-based company.
Population controls 'not effective'
27 Oct 2014 1:50:19
Attempts to restrict population growth will not solve global sustainability issues in the short term, new research says.
India tackles poverty through business
27 Oct 2014 0:07:55
Turning flowers into paint to tackle poverty in India
Penalise bad traders, suggests Bank
27 Oct 2014 8:05:40
More could be done to punish traders who try to manipulate financial markets, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has said.
France in new deficit cut pledge
27 Oct 2014 6:01:27
France's finance minister says the country plans to cut its budget deficit by €3.6-3.7bn next year in a bid to meet European Union rules.
Parish denies Palace takeover claims
27 Oct 2014 5:38:46
Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish says he is open to a change of ownership, but denies a takeover is imminent.
Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.
Swan numbers show 'alarming crash'
27 Oct 2014 4:33:33
The UK's smallest and rarest swan suffers an "alarming crash in numbers", the Gloucestershire-based Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust says.