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


World News From BBC

Plane debris being sent to France 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:30:53 GMT 
    Debris found on an Indian Ocean island is being taken to France to determine if it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's PM says.

Taliban 'pick Mullah Omar successor' 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:20:22 GMT 
    The Taliban appoint a successor to Mullah Omar, their leader who was reported dead by the Afghan government on Wednesday, the BBC learns.

Ukraine pilot appears in Russia court 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:49:17 GMT 
    Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko appears in a Russian court, accused of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.

Ai Weiwei denied six-month UK visa 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:26:21 GMT 
    Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims he lied on his visa application form.

Top Gear: Ex-hosts sign Amazon deal 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:05:08 GMT 
    Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming service.

Israel allows force-feeding in jails 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:52:07 GMT 
    The Israeli parliament passes a law allowing detainees to be force-fed, following cases of Palestinian inmates going on hunger strike.

Cameron in warning to Calais migrants 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:51:39 GMT 
    Britain will not become a "safe haven" for migrants in Calais, David Cameron warns, after hundreds continued attempts to reach the UK overnight.

US lion killer 'sorry for disruption' 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:23:17 GMT 
    Dentist Walter Palmer apologises to his patients for the disruption caused by the backlash against him over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.

Russia 'wanted Litvinenko dead' 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:20:22 GMT 
    The Russian state wanted former spy Alexander Litvinenko dead, the inquiry into his poisoning hears.

Rolling Stone sued over rape article 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:28:27 GMT 
    University of Virginia fraternity members profiled in a false Rolling Stone piece about campus rape culture file a lawsuit against the magazine.

India 'to overtake China' by 2022 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:02:20 GMT 
    India is set to overtake China to become the most populous nation by 2022 - six years earlier than previously predicted, a new UN study finds.

VIDEO: One night by the Calais security fence 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:28:17 GMT 
    The BBC's Paul Adams spends one night with some of the migrants trying to gain access to the rail tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.

VIDEO: MH370 relative torn over debris find 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:24:07 GMT 
    Jacquita Gomes, wife of MH370 passenger Patrick, is torn over whether to believe that plane debris found in Reunion is from the missing airliner.

VIDEO: Protesters call for hunter's extradition 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:59:25 GMT 
    A group of protestors hold a demonstration outside the office of the American dentist who killed the Zimbabwean lion Cecil.

VIDEO: On the banks of the new Suez Canal 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:49:19 GMT 
    Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.
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