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Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The 64-year-old actor, who was rehearsing with a prop gun on a film set when the shot was fired, could face up to five years in jail. The UK has “turned a corner” on rising inflation, the governor of the Bank of England has said. Andrew Bailey added that the coming recession wouldn’t be as bad as feared, and that there are signs high prices will fall “quite rapidly” this year. The hardest word to pronounce in the English language is the Irish name Aoife (“ee-fa”), according to a new study. Others include the Brazilian fruit açaí (“ah-sa-ee”); the Greek kebab gyros (“yee-ros”); and schedule, which in traditional English should be “shed-yool” rather than the Americanisation “sked-yool”.