New renewables break capacity bar

New renewable generating capacity broke the 100GW barrier in 2014, equivalent to the entire fleet of nuclear power plants in the US, a UN report shows.

Microsoft unveils Surface 3 tablet

Microsoft shifts its entry-range tablets to Intel processors, allowing them to run a wider range of software.

Lufthansa puts $300m aside for crash

An additional $300m is being put aside to deal with possible costs arising from the Germanwings plane crash, Lufthansa officials say.

Turkish prosecutor taken hostage

Armed men take hostage a Turkish prosecutor heading an inquiry into the death of a boy during anti-government protests in 2013.

Giant slides return to London

Giant slides by the artist Carsten Holler are returning to London this summer, this time at the Hayward Gallery on London’s South Bank.

IS militants ‘kill’ Syria villagers

Islamic State militants kill at least 30 people, including women and children, in a government-held village in central Syria, activists say.

Clubs to share £1.67bn European cash

Britain’s leading clubs are set for a huge financial boost for competing in the Champions League and Europa League.

Samsung and LG bury legal hatchet

After a lengthy battle, the two firms have said they will seek talks in future disputes and leniency for each other in existing ones.