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


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VIDEO: Sea horses: Household Cavalry at beach 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:28:36 GMT 
    Every year the soldiers and horses of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment leave London for summer training in Norfolk.

VIDEO: Iron Maiden's Dickinson on cancer recovery 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:07:37 GMT 
    Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson tells the BBC he is on the mend after his treatment for tumours on his tongue.

VIDEO: Pope's battle to woo Latin America 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:06:56 GMT 
    When Pope Francis arrives in Latin America this weekend, huge crowds are expected - as millions of Roman Catholics in Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay turn out to see the man they call the "Pope of the poor".

Iran's nuclear deal: The toughest of all challenges 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:48:28 GMT 
    James Robbins considers the global and historical significance of Iran reaching a nuclear deal as foreign ministers of the six world powers meet in Vienna.

VIDEO: Why isn’t there more booing in theatres? 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:53:05 GMT 
    Will Gompertz wonders why theatre audiences don't express their dissatisfaction more audibly.

World economy: The hidden rocks 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:17 GMT 
    What are the issues that pose the greatest danger to the global economy this year? asks Andrew Walker.

Puerto Rico: The Caribbean's Greece? 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:05:43 GMT 
    With $72bn debt, Puerto Rico is being called "the Greece of the Caribbean". The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue looks at what went wrong - and what happens next.

What can Greece learn from Cyprus and Iceland? 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:18 GMT 
    Iceland and Cyprus have both experienced banking crises which rocked their economies. Can Greece learn anything from their experiences, asks economics expert Anne Sibert.

Cats 'control mice' with chemicals 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:08:13 GMT 
    Scientists say a compound in cat urine changes mouse behaviour, making them less afraid of cats.

US Army sun cream and bacon unearthed 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:42:41 GMT 
    US Army sun cream and tins of bacon are among the finds on Salisbury Plain revealed by archaeologists to mark US Independence Day.

Shell to start Arctic oil drilling 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:15:06 GMT 
    Oil and gas giant Shell is expected to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic within the next two weeks.

Eurozone economic growth speeds up 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:20:24 GMT 
    Eurozone business activity rose at its fastest pace in four years in June, boosted by higher spending by consumers and businesses, a survey indicates.

Reddit in uproar after staff sacking 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:59:18 GMT 
    Popular chat rooms on Reddit have been closed in protest over the sacking of a popular staff member.

Mastercard tests 'pay by selfie' app 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:55:43 GMT 
    Mastercard tests a smartphone app that uses facial recognition to verify online purchases.

Sam Smith denies Bond involvement 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:18:04 GMT 
    Sam Smith denies rumours he is singing the theme tune to the next James Bond film, saying "it's definitely not me".
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