The bells at London's famed clock tower have been quieted so some of its 148-year-old parts can be replaced. That they lasted that long is a marvel of Victorian engineering, explains Keeper of the Great Clock Mike McCann.
Online phone provider Skype is still working on its network this morning after a software crash yesterday left some 220 million users without service. Critics say the incident highlights a glaring flaw, Stephen Beard reports.
Mexico has plans on the drawing board for a brand new megaport that just might become reality, but neighboring ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles aren't too worried about the competition. Dan Grech reports.
The charitable organization CARE is turning down $45 million in U.S. government aid because, it says, the strings attached to the food aid package are hurting developing countries. John Dimsdale reports.
Meet a woman who's trying to get Cambodia a piece of the action in the international silk trade. The silk empire she's stitched together is the biggest employer in her province. Rachel Louise Snyder reports.
Last year Johnson & Johnson discovered counterfeit strips used to test blood glucose levels were being sold under its label. Looks like we can add those to the long list of fake products originating in China. Scott Tong has more.
Doing the numbers is starting to get downright gloomy. Markets in Asia and Europe are dropping by 2 and 3 percent after yesterday's Wall Street plunge on continuing subprime concerns. This time mortgage lender Countrywide was the biggest troublemaker.