Month: July 2011

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The Holy Qu’ran’s French & German Translator

The Holy Qu’ran’s French & German Translator

Muhammad Hamidullah, the world famed scholar who knew 24 languages and wrote 170 books in 22 languages, lived in France for about 50 years. His greatest contribution is the translation of the Holy Qur’an into three languages — English, French an...
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Creative Job Hunting: the Hunter Becomes the Hunted

Creative Job Hunting: the Hunter Becomes the Hunted

Times are tough. So tough that unemployed US citizen Mork Encino has invited all-comers to hunt him down and potentially kill him, in exchange for a large bounty. "I'm faster than a wild turkey," says Encino on his website, HuntMe4Sport.com, "s...
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Mandarin Chinese Becoming Mandatory

Mandarin Chinese Becoming Mandatory

Sebastian Powell, a new graduate of Britain’s Nottingham University, spends three evenings a week learning Chinese at the London School of Economics. He studies business Chinese on Monday and China’s legal system on Wednesday. On Friday night, ...
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US Teen Unlikely Mandarin Chinese Opera Star

US Teen Unlikely Mandarin Chinese Opera Star

An Oakland teen is a rising star in the rarified world of mandarin-language Chinese opera. Tyler Thompson, 15, one of a few black students at the Purple Silk Music Education program, has wowed audiences - including Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi - wi...
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China’s New Mandarin Language Dictionary: Hair Gel is in!

China’s New Mandarin Language Dictionary: Hair Gel is in!

When saying goodbye, people in China often say "Bye Bye." But until this July there was no Chinese way of writing that. There is now: Beijing's guardians of the language have deemed "Bai Bai" the correct written form, and it has been included in t...
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