Research teams are competing across the world to breed a type of dandelion native to Kazakhstan whose taproot yields a milky fluid with tyre-grade rubber particles in it. In Germany, molecular scientists are working to create a new strain of dandelion with a rubber yield that could secure the future of road transport. Joanna Partridge reports.
Bank of America to pay record penalty for banking misconduct
Bank of America has agreed to pay more than $16.6 billion in penalties and consumer relief, in response to allegations of impropriety in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. Holder says the penalty "constitutes the largest civil settlement with a single entitity in history". Rough cut (no reporter narration)
U.S. opens criminal investigation into journalist Foley's death
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has opened a federal investigation into the death of journalist James Foley, beheaded by Islamist militants. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).