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-- Wikinews Welcome (talk) 07:13, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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Welcome to Wikinews! If seems you may be a UoW student. Please put a {{UoW student}} template on your user page, like this:

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Mikemoral♪♫ 08:24, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

US Navy launches autonomous drone from aircraft carrier[edit]

Thanks for writing the story. While it's still fresh, please take a moment to read the review comments at the bottom of the article talk page. --Gryllida 12:49, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your contributions[edit]

Hello. Your articles "White House admits killing 4 US citizens in drone strikes" and "Drone strike reported to kill Pakistani Taliban leader" have been deemed abandoned, but are still viewable at User:Am90UOW/White House admits killing 4 US citizens in drone strikes and User:Am90UOW/Drone strike reported to kill Pakistani Taliban leader. Thank you for your contributions. Remember that most articles from new contributors are not published and so there is no need to be discouraged. Just read Wikinews:Writing an article and follow the guidelines there and your next article will likely be published. Thanks again for your interest.--William S. Saturn (talk) 00:03, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

US spied on Russian President Medvedev at G20 meeting[edit]

I had planned to review the above-linked article, but my copy-editing and minor reorganization of it was overly-extensive. I likely would have failed the article because its introduction does not explain when the leak occurred. That is easily correctable. I have not looked at the sources exhaustively, but if the leak occurred a while ago, then perhaps the freshness of the story hinges on the G-8 summit from earlier this week. If so, you could rework the subject into an explanation of what impact the revelation had on the summit, while maintaining the good information you have already provided there. Good work on the article and thank you for your contribution.--William S. Saturn (talk) 05:09, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

US spied on Russian President Medvedev at G20 meeting[edit]

Hi. Thanks for creating US spied on Russian President Medvedev at G20 meeting. Unfortunately, it has been deleted as an abandoned article. Not every article succeeds; we look forward to your continued contribution to Wikinews. Wikinews' content guide and guide to writing an article are useful resources for writers. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me or at the assistance page. Your article has been moved to your userspace and can be found at User:Am90UOW/US spied on Russian President Medvedev at G20 meeting for future reference. —Mikemoral♪♫ 20:24, 28 June 2013 (UTC)