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Microsoft Bing translates Taiwan ‘president’ into ‘regional leader'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Microsoft's Bing Translator appears to be incorrectly translating the word “president” in some instances when it is mentioned in a sentence or headline abo...

Churches may reopen, but many services won’t have singing

(RNS) — They are words the Rev. John Witvliet, an expert on Christian worship, never thought he would hear himself say. “Based on the science that we are learning about this week, w...

Tasked with schoolwork help, many US parents lack English

Since her daughters' school closed for the coronavirus outbreak, Mariana Luna has been thrust into the role of their primary educator, like millions of parents across the U.S. But each day, before she...

Volunteers battle health crisis of asylum seekers in Mexico

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — When the Honduran boy complained of a toothache, Dr. Psyche Calderon asked the obvious question: “When did the pain start?" The answer broke her heart. ...

Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis. But with hundre...

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — "Hi, I hope you are not busy?" The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before bank...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's 'Ukrainian Jopanese Heart Beitun Line'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A funny Chinglish sign has been spotted in a new Taichung MRT station under construction which reads "Ukrainian Jopanese Heart Beitun Line." On Thursday (Aug 1), a...

China’s ridiculous propaganda is drawing global ridicule but Taiwan must look deeper too

So, the in no way ironically named People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have taken to the airways once more to tell the people of Taiwan what is best for them. In an interview that would be absolut...

Super Bowl ad winners: Bud Light, Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — This year some of the Super Bowl ads that grabbed the greatest buzz were surprises, like Bud Light's "Game of Thrones" teaser. Other crowd-pleasers focused on humor, like Amazon's take...

Photo of the Day: 'Do not accept Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Western and Chinese netizens alike are getting quite a chuckle from a sign at a popular hotpot chain in China which appears to warn patrons to "not accept Taiwan." ...

Review: A goofy, sweet and modern spin on Arthurian legend

The Arthurian legend gets a modern and more youthful spin in "The Kid Who Would Be King ," a surprisingly delightful film full of action, heart, a crazy-haired Patrick Stewart (as "old" Merlin) and a ...

Holidays with the doctor: Medical tourism in Hungary

When comedy actress Chris Reuter decided to travel from Berlin to Hungary for a complex dental procedure, little did she realize that she was about to set a tiny economic engine in motion. At least on...

Little Leaguers connect with Translate, Fortnite, Facebook

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Outfielder Rolando Rodriguez from Panama heard a reporter's question, but doesn't speak English. So Georgia shortstop Tai Peete helped him out, pecking the words into Go...

Global High-bandwidth Memory Market 2018-2022 to Post a CAGR of 32% | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 10, 2018--The global high-bandwidth memory market is expected to post a CAGR of more than 32% during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report b...

Muslim Arabs find warm welcome in Russia's remote Grozny

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Even during the World Cup, which brought hordes of foreigners to Russia, the capital of Chechnya remained well off the beaten path for most travelers. The Grozny airport doesn't ...