Includes News in many languages of the world. From South Asia: Bengali, Urdu, Pashto, and Dari.
The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately 1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of 134 million people.
The Library of Congress' South Asian Literary Recordings Project has recorded distinguished poets, novelists, and playwrights reading thier various literary works. The project has so far documented more than fifteen languages in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Listen to the recordings to help you practice a language or revel in a turn of phrase or expression.