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Why Is the Birmingham Accent So Difficult to Mimic?
Offbeat  (tags: Dialects Brummie, UK )

Ray
- 16 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
With a second series of Birmingham-set drama Peaky Blinders in the pipeline, the show's creator Steven Knight has admitted the city's accent is "very difficult to get right". What is it that makes it so hard to master, asks Brummie-accented Lucy Townsend.
Beatles' Eleanor Rigby Sculpted From £1m of Bank Notes
Offbeat  (tags: sculpture, bank notes, Eleanor Rigby )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A sculpture of The Beatles' song character Eleanor Rigby, made from £1m of used bank notes, will be unveiled at the Museum of Liverpool later.
NYC Man Dies After Wrongfully Spending 23 Years in Prison
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Health, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - rt.com
A New York City man who served 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit died unexpectedly over the weekend only three days before proceedings were slated to begin concerning his $124 million false imprisonment federal lawsuit.
Restoring Humanity: US-Tortured Victims of Abu Ghraib Gain Faces in Photo Project
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Crime, Exhibition, Human rights, Iraq, Marina Portnaya, Military, Photography, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
A New York-based photographer has put faces to the Iraqi detainees tortured by the US military in Abu Ghraib prison, helping to restore their dignity after humiliation and brutal mistreatment.
'Anti-Nuclear' Obama Plans to Spend $1 Trillion on Nukes
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Nuclear, Obama, Politics, Security, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Despite campaigning on a platform that endorsed having "a nuclear-free world" in the not so distant future, United States President Barack Obama is overseeing an administration that's aim has taken another path, the New York Times reported this week.
Greeks Captivated By Alexander-Era Tomb at Amphipolis
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, tomb, Amphipolis, Greece )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
The discovery of an enormous tomb in northern Greece, dating to the time of Alexander the Great of Macedonia, has enthused Greeks, distracting them from a dire economic crisis.
Doubting Thomas: UK Archbishop Unsure of God's Existence
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Human rights, Psychology, Religion, UK )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
Britain's' most senior clergyman has said that thinking about global injustices has made him question the existence of God.
10 Death Row Inmates Challenge Electric Chair Use in Tennessee
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Europe, Human rights, Medicine, Science, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
A judge has allowed 10 death row inmates to challenge the use of the electric chair in a lawsuit against the state of Tennessee. The prisoners were already suing the state over its use of lethal injections in executions.
UN Chief on Streets for Climate Deal
Environment  (tags: climate, climate-change, animals, environment, globalwarming, water, wildlife, trees, UN )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and actor Leonardo di Caprio will join thousands in a march for climate action in New York on Sunday.
   
 
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