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Bangladesh celebrates as Bangla Wikipedia turns 10

Wikimedia Bangladesh (WMBD) has organized a series of events to mark the tenth anniversary of the Bangla Wikipedia. The events included university-based Wikipedia workshops, rewarding the best Wikipedians, photography contest, photowalks, school programs and conference. This was the first country-wide event organized by WMBD engaging volunteers from across the country.

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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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100 years after its release, watch the first Alice in Wonderland film for free

150 years ago, we first read about Alice, a rabbit hole, and a fantasy world filled with peculiar creatures; the first film based on Lewis Carroll’s most famous work was released 150 years ago.

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Wikipedia Picks: a ‘bad-boy’ bishop and expensive tulips

The second installment of ‘Wikipedia Picks’ includes a so-called “bad-boy bishop,” expensive tulips, and several swindlers.

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It’s all due to hockey: Kunal Mehta’s journey from casual editor to programming mentor

Wikimedia Foundation software engineer Kunal Mehta started editing Wikipedia due to his passion for hockey and statistics. Having learned programming from Wikibooks, he now actively contributes to the software that also powers Wikipedia, and gives back to the community by mentoring new software developers.

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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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“Becoming involved in making the changes you want to see”: Leigh Thelmadatter

A university teacher by profession and a Wikipedia volunteer by hobby, Leigh Thelmadatter has contributed articles ranging from Mexican dishes and beverages to biographies and churches. Today, she works with students to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of Mexico and its culture, and travels across the country in search of information worth sharing.

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Victory in Italy: court rules in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation

Victory in Italy: court rules that the Wikimedia Foundation “is in a neutral position with respect to the content of the information drafted by its users”

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Content Translation, used in over 10,000 articles, now available on Wikipedias in all languages

Content Translation – the new article creation tool has been enabled as a beta-feature on all Wikipedias. Logged-in users can use Content Translation to create a new article by translating from any language. A roundup of the recent developments can be seen on this blog post.

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