VIDEO: Greenpeace to aid Nazca Lines inquiry
19 Dec 2014 5:21:19
Greenpeace will co-operate with an investigation by a Peruvian court to determine responsibility for damage caused by activists at the Nazca Lines, the group's chief executive says.
VIDEO: India's labour reforms anger unions
19 Dec 2014 4:52:01
Labour law reforms giving small firms more freedom to hire and fire have prompted protests among union members in India.
Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia
19 Dec 2014 4:23:39
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
VIDEO: Shopping online from a country cottage
19 Dec 2014 4:07:56
For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.
Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story
19 Dec 2014 4:05:38
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
Nigeria in new bid to defend naira
19 Dec 2014 3:34:31
Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.
VIDEO: Arora: 'I took my culture with me'
19 Dec 2014 3:32:41
Speaking from his shop and studio in Paris, Indian fashion designer Manish Arora talks about his success.
VIDEO: Botswana's complex ecotourism trade
19 Dec 2014 3:27:26
While much of the profits made from wildlife tourism in Botswana go to foreign-owned tourist operators, the biggest concern for some locals are poachers.
London shares buoyed by Wall Street
19 Dec 2014 2:36:00
London's benchmark index remains higher in midday trading, building on Thursday's sharp rise.
Stem cell scandal scientist resigns
19 Dec 2014 2:27:15
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
Hellmann's drops eggless mayo case
19 Dec 2014 1:58:10
The company that makes Hellmann's mayonnaise, Unilever, is dropping its planned court case against an American company that makes an eggless variety.
Bank fine reduces public borrowing
19 Dec 2014 1:04:47
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.
3D printer makes tool in space
19 Dec 2014 0:56:57
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench, from instructions sent up in an email.
Trade deal protest falls on deaf ears
19 Dec 2014 0:38:55
Anti-trade deal protesters vent their anger in Brussels but EU leaders have already gone home.
Wonga customer wins fees challenge
19 Dec 2014 9:54:00
Payday lender Wonga will refund the fees and interest charged to a customer whose outstanding loan has already been written off.
Power firms to get £1bn to stay open
19 Dec 2014 9:29:15
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
7ft marine reptile fossil beach find
19 Dec 2014 9:27:21
An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.
North Sea oil fears 'too dramatic'
19 Dec 2014 9:16:02
A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.
HK tycoon found guilty of corruption
19 Dec 2014 8:59:33
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.
Disabled 'missing out' on scheme
19 Dec 2014 7:40:51
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
Asia shares follow US stocks higher
19 Dec 2014 7:28:07
Markets in Asia rise in the wake of US markets' overnight records - inspired by Wednesday's apparent hardening of the US's stance on interest rates.
China revises up 2013 economy size
19 Dec 2014 6:26:58
China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.
Thai firm buys US rival Bumble Bee
19 Dec 2014 4:48:34
The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).
VIDEO: India splashes out on art biennale
19 Dec 2014 3:52:54
Kochi in India is hosting its second art biennale despite criticism the city can't afford to lavish so much money on the arts.
Birds fled 'day before' US tornadoes
19 Dec 2014 2:21:28
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".