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Fake accents, well-done, can make all the difference

When it comes to accents, they paint a picture in people's mind. And they can make or break the character. That's born out in real life and on the silver screen. Renée Zellweger was widely praised for her English accent in Bridget Jones’s Diary -- and Radovan Karadžić managed to evade authorities for years, in part through a fake accent.

Militants in Mali take hostages in Algeria

The ongoing unrest in northern Mali is raising concerns that the militants could move into neighboring countries. And with the latest jihadist retaliation and taking of hostages, some say it's time for an increased focus on the Maghreb region and the militants who rule it.

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