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Facebook fails to stop Spanish language anti-abortion disinformation, study says

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Anti-abortion Facebook pages with millions of followers are spreading disinformation about abortion to Spanish speakers with little to no intervention from the social media platform, according to a new report from Nar...

Scott Morrison softens language on wage rises amid pressure on cost of living

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Scott Morrison has softened his language on wage rises as he faces mounting concern about the cost of living. The prime minister on Tuesday also urged drivers to dob in operators suspected of jacking up petrol prices....

‘The vehicle for my feelings’: how sign language helped a deaf author find her voice

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In the years since I wrote my first book, deaf creatives have undeniably gained mainstream visibility, particularly in film and television. Thanks to the tireless work of deaf and disabled advocates, the majority of d...

Mind your language! 10 of the best (and worst) foreign TV remakes, from The Killing to Homeland

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that American TV executives love to plunder British television for their material, hence the remakes of Shameless, Skins, Till Death Us Do Part (as All in the Family) and Broadch...

Overseas nurses barred from profession due to ‘discriminatory’ language exam

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Thousands of qualified nurses recruited by the NHS from overseas are stuck working in unskilled jobs because of unnecessarily difficult language tests, according to researchers. Nurses ​with British citizenship who ha...

40,000 jobs at risk as foreign pupils shun UK language schools

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Language schools for foreign students are being “devastated” by a combination of post-Brexit red tape and the impact of the pandemic, threatening the future of a £3.2bn industry, tourism leaders have warned. A report ...

Le Monde launches digital English language edition, partly translated by AI

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One of France’s leading newspapers, Le Monde, has launched its first English-language digital edition with articles translated in part by artificial intelligence. The paper said it would start releasing a large range ...

Lost in translation: is research into species being missed because of a language barrier?

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Valeria Ramírez Castañeda, a Colombian biologist, spends her time in the Amazon studying how snakes eat poisonous frogs without getting ill. Although her findings come in many shapes and sizes, in her years as a resea...

‘She’s creating her own language’: Christine Sun Kim’s unique sound art

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At the Queens Museum, artist Christine Sun Kim’s newly completed mural features the words TIME OWES ME REST AGAIN, scrawled in black, spanning a crisp white wall, 40ft high and 100ft wide. The familiar action lines yo...

‘My film language? Sega and Nintendo’ – Larry Achiampong brings a gamer’s pizzazz to the gallery

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The first voice you hear in Larry Achiampong’s new film, Wayfinder, is that of his eight-year-old daughter, Zael. “The beginning of every story starts at the end of another,” she says, with the endearing hesitancy of ...

BBC to resume English language reporting in Russia

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The BBC is to resume English language reporting in Russia after it had temporarily suspended its coverage to assess the implications of the country’s new media law. It paused the work of its news reporters and support...

Chilean indigenous language vanishes as last living Yamana speaker dies

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An indigenous language from South America’s extreme south has all but vanished after the death of its last living speaker and guardian of its ancestral culture. Cristina Calderón died on Wednesday, aged 93. She had ma...

Fish love songs and fighting talk: underwater sound library to reveal language of the deep

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From the “boing” of a minke whale to the “drum” of a red piranha, scientists are documenting more sounds in our world’s oceans, rivers and lakes every year. Now, a team of experts wants to go a step further and create...

‘It’s 100% cool Cymru 2.0’: pumping it out on Welsh language music day

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Gwion Ap Iago, half of the duo Roughion – sometimes billed as Wales’s answer to the Chemical Brothers – is in no doubt that this is “a moment” for Welsh language music. “A lot of people are learning Welsh, a lot of pe...

The fight in Asturias for a fifth co-official Spanish language

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In the tiny village of Martimporra (population 16), nestling among the lush green hills and valleys typical of Asturias, Orfelina Suárez, 58, runs a household goods shop. “If I was only allowed to speak Spanish I’d st...

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