VIDEO: Indian workers head home from Saudi
15 Jun 2013 0:00:45
Saudi Arabia employs around two million Indian expatriate workers, but since the implementation of a new labour policy droves of migrant workers have been returning home.
VIDEO: Entrepreneur enjoys high life in HK
14 Jun 2013 3:59:00
Virendra Anand moved from India to Hong Kong 27 years ago and now has a successful business restoring high-performance cars and yachts.
VIDEO: Welcome to Iran... in London
14 Jun 2013 3:52:47
Rampant inflation largely caused by international sanctions has left Iran's economy in its worst state for two decades.
Portrait honours physicist Higgs
14 Jun 2013 3:46:02
The Royal Society of Edinburgh unveils a new portrait of scientist Prof Peter Higgs who gave his name to the so-called "God particle".
Perfect pitch may not be 'perfect'
14 Jun 2013 2:59:50
People classified with perfect pitch may not actually be as in tune with the sounds they hear as they think, a study finds.
Knighthood for John Lewis chairman
14 Jun 2013 1:35:43
John Lewis chairman Charlie Mayfield and Nigel Bogle, co-founder of the Bartle Bogle Hegarty advertising agency, are both knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
VIDEO: Is being young the new old age?
14 Jun 2013 9:09:58
UK pensioners' incomes have risen faster than all other age groups in the last 30 years, a study has shown.
VIDEO: 'Extinct' horses released in China
14 Jun 2013 8:48:40
Rare Przewalski horses have been returned to their native habitat in northwest China
VIDEO: 'Hope' as PM unveils NI economic boost
14 Jun 2013 8:34:36
Northern Ireland has been given a boost to its economy to attract overseas investment and help create jobs.
Detroit defaults on some debts
14 Jun 2013 8:32:54
Detroit will immediately stop debt payments, the city's financial manager says, as he sets out a proposal for creditors to take a big cut on what they are owed.
IMF: US budget cuts 'ill-designed'
14 Jun 2013 6:37:19
The IMF urges the US to repeal the huge federal budget cuts introduced this year under the sequester, denouncing them as "excessively rapid and ill-designed".
Opera restored after 200 years
14 Jun 2013 5:46:28
The original ending has been restored to a 216-year-old opera after the manuscript was put through one of the world's most advanced X-ray machines.
PM launches new £1m 'Longitude Prize'
14 Jun 2013 4:31:48
David Cameron pledges a £1m payment to anyone who can "identify and solve the biggest problem of our time".
India 'most populous nation' by 2028
14 Jun 2013 3:59:24
The United Nations says India will overtake China as the world's most populous country by 2028, and that the global population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050.
Hearts banned from signing players
14 Jun 2013 3:45:27
The Scottish Premier League imposes a registration embargo on Hearts after they fail to pay some players on time.
VIDEO: Hugh's review: Jobs and wages
14 Jun 2013 2:58:24
This week's figures from the jobs market showed the number in work has increased, unemployment is down but the squeeze on spending power has continued.
AUDIO: Would you 'pay as you drive'?
14 Jun 2013 2:43:15
Charging motorists per mile would reduce congestion and lower taxes, says think tank
Singapore raps banks for rate rigging
14 Jun 2013 2:28:13
Singapore's central bank censures 20 banks for attempting to rig the city-state's benchmark interest rates.
Merkel advises jobless to get mobile
14 Jun 2013 2:25:21
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany tells the BBC young European job-seekers should be prepared to move in search of work.
Home Office budget cuts agreed
14 Jun 2013 2:21:19
The Home Office and five other government departments agree budget cuts ahead of Chancellor George Osborne's spending review.
VIDEO: Home Office agrees spending cuts
14 Jun 2013 2:18:29
The Home Office and five other departments are the latest to reach a deal with George Osborne over spending cuts, the government has confirmed.
Scrabble app changes anger players
14 Jun 2013 1:25:55
Online Scrabble players are angered by changes made to a mobile version of Scrabble since its takeover by EA
Paul Tucker to leave Bank of England
14 Jun 2013 0:40:18
Paul Tucker, deputy governor of the Bank of England, will step down later this year, having lost out on the top job to Canadian Mark Carney.
Cuckoos clocked using satellite tags
14 Jun 2013 0:24:33
Four cuckoos caught at sites in Lochalsh and Skye are fitted with satellite tags in an effort to track their migrations to Africa.
There's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so -- and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next.