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—Helen Hayes (b. 1900) American actress, Academy Award winner

 

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Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:57:49 GMT 
    Exit polls suggest clear victory for anti-austerity Syriza party in tightly fought Greek general election.


Boko Haram attacks key Nigeria city 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:49:34 GMT 
    Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria.


Murray beats Dimitrov in epic 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:59:30 GMT 
    Andy Murray wins a gruelling late-night contest with Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.


Sixteen killed in Egypt protests 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:11:14 GMT 
    At least 16 people are killed in Egypt during street protests marking the fourth anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising.


Ukraine vows to 'calm' fighting 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:45:43 GMT 
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vows to "calm" fighting with pro-Russia rebels, a day after 30 people were killed in Mariupol.


Failed bid to raise AirAsia fuselage 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:09:00 GMT 
    The Indonesian official leading efforts to recover AirAsia flight QZ8501 says the fuselage appears to be too fragile to be lifted, after failed bids to raise it.


WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks' 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:01:32 GMT 
    The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Nisman reporter flees Argentina 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:16:12 GMT 
    A journalist believed to have been the first to report the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman says he has fled the country, fearing for his life.


Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:28:06 GMT 
    Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.


US condolences over Japan 'IS death' 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:46:29 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.


India and US seal nuclear deal 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:03:40 GMT 
    India and the US announce a breakthrough on a deal for supplying civilian nuclear technology, on the first day of President Barack Obama's visit.


Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia' 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:21:47 GMT 
    The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.


VIDEO: Bolivia's festival of miniatures 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:56:13 GMT 
    People in Bolivia have been holding a fair with a difference - everything is in miniature.


VIDEO: Colin Firth on being an 'unlikely killer' 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:42:28 GMT 
    Actor Colin Firth has said the director of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn, cast him in the film because he was so unlikely to be seen as a cold killer


VIDEO: Australian Open feels like home - Nishikori 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:36:39 GMT 
    Japan's Kei Nishikori says the Australian Open feels like "home" ahead of his fourth round match against David Ferrer.
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