Mary Spiers

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Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

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Tony awards: great acceptance speeches, from Idina Menzel to Cyndi Lauper

Lea Salonga 1991: "This can't be real"<p>Lea Salonga won big for Miss Saigon – and all little girls with a dream. Anyone who thanks God and American Equity in the same breath truly understands Broadway.<p>Idina Menzel, 2004: "I feel like the biggest loser"<p>Nominated in 1996 for Rent, Menzel had to wait …

Obama: Maya Angelou's words 'carried a little black girl to the White House'

In a moving tribute to a woman she called “one of the greatest spirits our world has ever known”, first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday thanked the writer Maya Angelou for empowering young black women like herself with her clever, sassy words.<p>Angelou died last month at the age of 86.<p>The former …

Stephen Fry on surveillance: there is something squalid and rancid about being spied on - video

Media says alleged double agent may have been tasked with spying on committee investigating NSA's activities in Germany<p>Published: 4 Jul 2014<p>Former vice-president argues whistleblower exposed 'violations of US constitution far more serious than crimes he committed'<p>Published: 10 Jun 2014<p>Wikipedia …

Stephen Fry attacks 'squalid' coalition for inaction on Snowden revelations

Stephen Fry has denounced the government's failure to act over the mass surveillance programme revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, labelling its behaviour as "squalid and rancid".<p>Opening a day of debate to galvanise action against spying by the British and US intelligence agencies, Fry …

The World Today - National statistics show fewer young drivers are being killed on roads 06/06/2014

TANYA NOLAN: The latest national figures show a significant drop in the number of young people dying on Australian roads.<p>In fact, the Bureau of …

Barack Obama speaks at D-Day commemorations

Australian road deaths drop by a quarter since 2004, young drivers' deaths halve

New figures show the number of road deaths in Australia has dropped by almost a quarter during the past decade.<p>The Road Deaths Australia Summary …

Human rights investigators using technology to gather war crime evidence, as E-Team documentary shows

War crime investigators say new technology is being used to bring those responsible for atrocities to justice.<p>E-Team, a new documentary screening at …

Tony Abbott plays down 'overexcited chatter' about campaign against Malcolm Turnbull over disloyalty

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hosed down speculation of a coordinated campaign against Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull over alleged …

Rebels bikies accused of drugging and raping underage girls in Queensland

Police are investigating claims that underage girls were drugged and raped at a motorcycle gang clubhouse in southern Queensland.<p>The Hervey Bay …

Pictures of the Week 6.5.14

D-day landings 70th anniversary – live blog

End-of-day summary<p>Commemorations in Normandy are drawing to a close and it's time to wrap up this live blog.<p>Here's what we've seen today:<p>• <b>Hundreds of veterans have gathered in Normandy to commemorate the D-day landings of 6 June 1944</b>. Denis Dayman, 89, who was a private in the Shropshire Light …