In panels of spare, black-and-white drawings, Shimizu tells the story of Mihrigul Tursun, a real Uighur woman who now lives in the United States and says she was beaten and detained in China for being a Uighur.
Cristina Calderon, 91, is the last person to speak the millennia-old ancestral Yamana language of the indigenous Yagan community that has long inhabited the remote tip of South America.
Fatih Mehmet Macoglu won the mayorship for Tunceli province becoming the first communist mayor of a province in Turkey, as citizens voted in nation-wide local elections to elect their mayors and municipal council members for the next five years.
The fairy wen, an Australian songbird, isn’t born knowing other birds’ chirps, but it can learn to recognise a few “words.” Scientists explain how they taught the birds the distress calls of other species.
Today, it is estimated about 2 million people have some understanding of Esperanto. In the past, it was hoped the language would become a reasonable alternative to English or French as a truly global language.
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