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News on Wikipedia: New exoplanet discovered, Tour de France concludes, and more

Find out how Wikipedia is covering this week’s current news events: NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovers potentially rocky exoplanet Kepler-452b; Pierre Nkurunziza is elected to a third term as President of Burundi in controversial circumstances; British cyclist Chris Froome wins the 2015 Tour de France; One of Zimbabwe’s most famous lions is killed in the Hwange National Park; Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 10, officially launches.

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News on Wikipedia: New Horizons and Iran agreement

Find out how Wikipedia is covering this week’s current news events:
NASA’s New Horizons probe finally reaches, and photographs, Pluto and Charon.
The P5+1 countries, and Iran, sign an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.
Formula One driver Jules Bianchi dies following an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
The United States and Cuba formally renew diplomatic relations in the so-called Cuban Thaw.
A bomb blast in the Turkish border region of Suruç kills 32 people and injures more than a hundred.

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Tec de Monterrey students complete two major video projects

Students with Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey venture into the creation of professional-level videos both as tutorials for fellow students and to document innovations in Wikimedia work

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Wikidata, coming soon to a menu near you

Wikidata hosted a menu challenge for restaurants, around the world, to expand their menus with key information. Participants used wikidata to provided wikidata labels, translations, images and more.

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Collective Impact for the Wikimedia Movement

At the recent Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, participants discussed the Collective Impact approach, and its applications for our movement. Nikki Zeuner, responsible for Development & Partnerships at Wikimedia Deutschland, introduces the approach and explains why it is relevant and useful to our movement, as we try to understand what makes collaboration work.

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Konkani Wikipedia goes live after nine years of incubation

Goan Konkani Wikipedia, finally went live this June 18 after being in the Incubator for about nine years. The project went through numerous hindrances but the hard work of the editor community who are mostly from the Indian state of Goa paid off in getting the project out of incubator.

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The Klexikon: a new wiki encyclopedia for children

Since December 2014, the Klexikon is a new wiki encyclopedia in German. The content is suited for children from the age of six to twelve. The Klexikon differs from previous attemps with its focus on readability and ease to edit. The founders, Michael Schulte and Ziko van Dijk, were supported by a Wikimedia Deutschland program.

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Five new positions placing Wikipedians as Visiting Scholars

Five new university-based positions open up as part of the Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program with the support of the Wiki Education Foundation and the Wikipedia Library.

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Getting newcomers into Wikipedia with Content Translation

Content Translation is changing the way people access and use Wikipedia and allowing all speakers of African languages to improve online educational content in their languages.

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Plan your next Wikimedia writing contest with the Evaluation Report and Toolkit

In the spirit of better understanding Wikimedia programs, the Learning and Evaluation team at Wikimedia Foundation worked with 17 community members to capture data about 39 writing contests to understand the outcomes of contests. We also reached out to interview a variety of program leaders that had hosted successful contests. Today we happily announce the launch of two new products: a writing contest evaluation report and a program toolkit.

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