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Greece hopes Brexit will stir a renewed debate over Parthenon Marbles

More than 200 years ago, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire took a large part of the decorative marble sculptures and architecture off the outside of the Parthenon and brought them to London, where they now sit in the British Museum. For nearly 200 years, Greece has been asking for them back, to no avail. 

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Harvesting water from rooftops

The World's Jason Margolis reports that in many parts of the globe where water is scarce, people are boosting their supply by harvesting rainwater from their rooftops

Resisting forced marriage in the UK

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Jasvinder Sanghera, who was born in England to immigrant parents from India, and ran away from her parents after refusing to marry a man they had selected

Words courtesy of Milton

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Paradise, as in "Paradise Lost," the title of a poem by 17th-century English poet John Milton. Milton's poetry may have sounded "other-wordly" in his own time, simply because he invented new words to use in his work. The World's Alex Gallafent tells us that many of those words are still in use today.

Global Hit Bishi

The World's Andrea Smardon profiles a rising star in London's underground music scene...the multi-faceted performer Bishi.

Global Hit - Shooglenifty

Scottish band, Shooglenifty has been playing good time roots music peppered with Scottish-isms for 17 years. Their latest CD, "Troots," is no exception. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets a lesson in translation.

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Scottish Highlands, where "phone boxes" -- what we call public phone booths -- are in danger of becoming a thing of the past - but not without a fight.