A popular football chant by Mexico supporters has drawn the ire of FIFA's governing board. The incident is one of many recent instances where one group's "tradition" is another group's slur.
The law, which goes into effect on July 1, lays down fines for individuals and organizations who use profanity in their works of art. It also requires existing works to carry special labeling.
The Chinese Characters Dictation Competition invited students to test their knowledge of written Chinese at a time when some say technology is eroding language skills. A nationwide audience tuned in for last Friday's finale.
The decision rescinds a 2009 court order that originally allowed a Malay-language Catholic newspaper to use the word to refer to God and instigated a wave of church attacks across the country.
A wearer viewing a sign through NTT Docomo's Intelligent Glasses will see a translated image of the characters. The prototype currently works for Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English.
Officials in the Chinese city have put out an appeal to help them correct signs containing clumsy English translations. It's part of a greater initiative designed to entice more foreigners to move to the area.
If the United States bombs Syria, whatever else happens, the international norm to respect the processes of international institutions and conventions will be dealt a serious blow.
"Flipper" isn't one of them: A team of Scottish scientists report that the animals' distinctive whistles help label each other, allowing them to stay connected while swimming in a group.
An Australian restaurateur has proposed that the most commonly used word in the English language get a symbol of its very own, one that's borrowed from the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet: Ћ.
The surveillance state is here, and it is apparently here to stay. The question moving forward is how effective the U.S. constitutional system and democratic culture will be in keeping the American version from slipping into Chinese mode.
Yes, the kitten with four eyes, two noses and two mouths is real. She was born on Tuesday and answers to, cue the pun, “Deucy.” What does Deucy have to do with Edward Snowden, aside from their adorable whiskers? A lot. I could explain, but Hobbes does such a better job. Arguing for entrusting ...
Since 2003, a group of experts has been working to connect computers and the Internet to the vast majority of Asia-Pacific residents who lack proficiency in English. The impact of their efforts is just now starting to be seen.
I won't propose an answer to this hugely complex question today. Instead, I want to point out some striking similarities between the American perspective on the conflict in Chechnya a decade ago and the run-up to the Obama administration’s pending decision on how to handle the Assad regime’s ...
Now that the two suspects Monday’s horrific bombing have been identified, attention turns to their motive. Why would two brothers originally from the troubled region of Chechnya, a republic of Russia, detonate bombs in Boston on Patriot's Day? Here is a very raw, very quick, very preliminary ...
He billed his first presidential visit to Israel as a listening tour, but it turns out Barack Obama is doing quite a bit of speaking as well. On his first day in the Holy Land, the president was all about the love: I know that in stepping foot on this land, I walk with you on the historic ...