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Bogan, ranga, rurosexual added to Australian dictionary
Bogan, ranga, rurosexual added to Australian dictionary

Heading Down Under where locals are "dry as a dead dingo's donger" and beachgoers don "budgie smugglers"?

Bogan, ranga, rurosexual added to Australian dictionary
Ditch English for Urdu, Pakistan court orders government
Ditch English for Urdu, Pakistan court orders government

Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered the government to implement Urdu as the country's official language, replacing English in all communications.

Ditch English for Urdu, Pakistan court orders government
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Trilingualism is mandatory: Nursultan Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited his homeland in Kaskelen district of Almaty oblast in Kazakhstan’s south, where he met with compatriots.

Trilingualism is mandatory: Nursultan Nazarbayev
 Yuriy Serebryanskiy. Photo from personal archives
Almaty born writer Serebryanskiy wins Russian Award

Writer Yuriy Serebryanskiy has become the winner of the Russian Award for the second time.

Almaty born writer Serebryanskiy wins Russian Award
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Nazarbayev speaks reforms, including moving powers from President to Parliament

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about five institutional reforms he envisions for Kazakhstan that would ensure its move towards a developed and harmonious society.

Nazarbayev speaks reforms, including moving powers from President to Parliament
Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstanis applying for presidential candidacy

14 applications have been received by the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan ahead of the early presidential election in the country. There are two highlights this year: first ever female nominee and state language proficiency tests.

Kazakhstanis applying for presidential candidacy
Photo courtesy of langprofi.com.
All subjects in high school should be taught in English: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev believes English should be made the prime language of instruction in high schools of Kazakhstan.

All subjects in high school should be taught in English: Nazarbayev
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Gmail available in Burmese, the email's 74th language

Google said that Gmail is now available in Burmese, marking the 74th language for the popular email service.

Gmail available in Burmese, the email's 74th language
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Lost languages leave a mark on the brain

Babies adopted across international borders may not remember the language they heard in their first days, but the words leave a lasting mark on their minds.

Lost languages leave a mark on the brain
President of Catalonia's regional government Artur Mas, Catalan Parliament's president Nuria de Gispert  and Barcelona's Mayor Xavier Triastake part in a meeting of the "Pacte Nacional pel Dret a Deci
'Catalanism' promotes differences from rest of Spain

Catalonia has promoted its language and popular culture since the 1980s, cultivating a sense that it is different from the rest of Spain which has now turned to separatism.

'Catalanism' promotes differences from rest of Spain
You say "lady" I say "feudal slave": Korea's language divide
You say "lady" I say "feudal slave": Korea's language divide

North and South Korea have never found dialogue easy, but academics from both sides currently meeting in Pyongyang are trying to steer things in the right direction.

You say "lady" I say "feudal slave": Korea's language divide
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. ©REUTERS
Teach English, not Russian in Ukraine schools: president

Ukrainian President risked further angering the Kremlin by suggesting that English lessons replace Russian ones in schools.

Teach English, not Russian in Ukraine schools: president
Bilingual schools tackle Spain's language shortfall
Bilingual schools tackle Spain's language shortfall

Spanish regions began responding by launching intensive English "bilingual colleges".

Bilingual schools tackle Spain's language shortfall
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Economic growth kills minority languages: study

Economic prosperity is the worst enemy of minority languages.

Economic growth kills minority languages: study
President Nazarbayev. Turar Kazangapov ©
President Nazarbayev on language policy and Ukraine

Kazakhstan might follow Ukraine’s scenario should it ban all the languages other than Kazakh: President Nazarbayev.

President Nazarbayev on language policy and Ukraine
Speaking in tongues: China divided over the common language
Speaking in tongues: China divided over the common language

Throughout China, Mandarin -- known as Putonghua, the "common language", with its roots in Beijing's northern dialect -- is the medium of government.

Speaking in tongues: China divided over the common language
Viktor Sukhodrev. Photo courtesy of aif.ru
Viktor Sukhodrev, English voice of Soviet leaders, dies at 81

The legendary interpreter who served as the English-language voice of every Soviet leader from Nikita Khrushchev to Mikhail Gorbachev has died in Moscow aged 81.

Viktor Sukhodrev, English voice of Soviet leaders, dies at 81
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Elephants can tell difference between human languages

African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild.

Elephants can tell difference between human languages
Collection of the Kazakh cartoons. ©Tengrinews.kz
Collection of Kazakh epos cartoons released in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has realised a set of animation movies based on Kazakh tales.

Collection of Kazakh epos cartoons released in Kazakhstan
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Microsoft denies Chinese-language Bing search censorship

Microsoft on Wednesday denied censoring Chinese-language search results across the globe, but the group behind the accusation stood firm.

Microsoft denies Chinese-language Bing search censorship