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John Muir Way ready to be unveiled

Wed, 2014-04-16 23:20
The Scot who helped establish America's national parks is to be honoured at the opening of a long distance path which bears his name.

VIDEO: Paxman eyes Irish Dancing trophy

Wed, 2014-04-16 23:20
Jeremy Paxman closes Wednesday's edition of Newsnight with a performance by two young Irish dancing champions.

Could you get elected in India?

Wed, 2014-04-16 23:20
Take our quiz to assess your election chances in India

Economy back to pre-recession level

Wed, 2014-04-16 23:17
Scotland's economic performance has returned to pre-recession levels, according to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

Lamb takeaways 'often another meat'

Wed, 2014-04-16 23:04
Takeaway owners are to face a new testing programme, after a watchdog found nearly a third of lamb takeaways it checked contained a different meat.

A return to Londonistan?

Wed, 2014-04-16 23:04
Frank Gardner on whether London still appeals to Arab dissidents

VIDEO: Nicky Jacobs: Full BBC interview

Wed, 2014-04-16 23:03
Nicky Jacobs - the man cleared of killing PC Keith Blakelock during riots in London in 1985 - talks to BBC Newsnight.

Fire ice: The energy of the future?

Wed, 2014-04-16 23:02
Could mining ice provide for all our energy needs and save the world?

Indian bike messenger firm takes off

Wed, 2014-04-16 23:02
How easy is it for Indian start-up firms to get their wheels turning?

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions

Wed, 2014-04-16 23:00
A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.

VIDEO: Cyborg glasses mimic eye gestures

Wed, 2014-04-16 22:58
A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort.

Bale winner sees Real lift Copa del Rey

Wed, 2014-04-16 22:51
Gareth Bale scores a brilliant late goal as Real Madrid defeat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final in Valencia.

VIDEO: How Mustang got an Empire view

Wed, 2014-04-16 22:50
A 2015 Ford Mustang convertible had to be cut into six pieces so it could go on display at the top of the Empire State Building.

Top-four pressure got to us - Martinez

Wed, 2014-04-16 22:35
Roberto Martinez hints that the pressure of securing a top-four place affected Everton as they lost to Crystal Palace.

Man City 'suffered Liverpool hangover'

Wed, 2014-04-16 22:18
Manuel Pellegrini says his Manchester City side were still thinking about defeat at Liverpool as they were held by Sunderland.

VIDEO: Hunt for 100 abducted girls in Nigeria

Wed, 2014-04-16 22:06
Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

VIDEO: UB40 gig 'made fan's ears bleed'

Wed, 2014-04-16 21:54
UB40 has denied causing a fan's ears to bleed at a gig in Cambridge on Monday.

Scott earns Arsenal point in opener

Wed, 2014-04-16 21:46
Alex Scott's goal ensures FA Cup holders Arsenal opened their Women's Super League season with a 1-1 draw at Notts County.

VIDEO: Hundreds missing as S Korea ferry sinks

Wed, 2014-04-16 21:46
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank off the coast of South Korea.

Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland

Wed, 2014-04-16 21:44
Manchester City's Premier League title hopes are dealt a blow after they are held to a draw by bottom side Sunderland.