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

 

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VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:12:14 GMT 
    The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.


AUDIO: 'Don't praise struggling pupils' 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:26:40 GMT 
    Popular teaching practices "harmful to students' learning".


VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:38 GMT 
    Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.


VIDEO: Wong's journey from Hollywood to Asia 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:38:10 GMT 
    China's box office has been raking in more than $3bn since last year, which is why Hollywood actor Russell Wong finds himself working more in Asia than in LA.


VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:41 GMT 
    The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.


How much can UK campaign hurt IS? 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:12:03 GMT 
    The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.


Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:13:32 GMT 
    Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?


The price of peace in Colombia 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:19:17 GMT 
    As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.


VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court? 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:18:07 GMT 
    It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.


French town bans clowns after scares 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:08:23 GMT 
    French town bans clowns after violent incidents


Lavish praise 'does not help pupils' 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:46:01 GMT 
    Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.


Russia raises interest rates to 9.5% 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:32:56 GMT 
    Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.


Eurozone inflation edges up to 0.4% 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:22:07 GMT 
    Inflation in the eurozone rose slightly in October, giving some hope that the spectre of deflation can be staved off.


Millions hit in Drupal hack attack 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:30:59 GMT 
    Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.


Former Android boss leaves Google 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:57:29 GMT 
    Andy Rubin steps down from Google, while his former colleague Daniel Graf is demoted at Twitter
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