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Requested articles[edit]

Dust storm hits Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia[edit]

October 3, 2018

Description: Dust storm hits Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Full story: "Broken Hill residents briefly witnessed the sky turn red, as a dust storm swept through the city at around 3pm today." (ABC)

more materials in the video

more data about the weather can be obtained from

what is the size of the area affected by the storm? how did it move and to where?

how did the residents shelter themselves?

any fatalities?

more sources potentially?

affects a few thousands people in the area?



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November 1, 2018


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at least 2 dead in building collapse[edit]

November 3, 2018


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Truck driver dies in crash in Arlington, Texas[edit]

please create. Sunofkings0 (talk) 12:45, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

I wish i could find more info on this story but it only got published like a half an hour ago. Sunofkings0 (talk) 12:48, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

global warming[edit]

November 9, 2018


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somalia car bombing[edit]

kills at least 20 reports say. Luckmoose1 (talk) 20:18, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Published as Dozens of people killed in Mogadishu, Somalia car bombings near Sahafi Hotel. Gryllida (talk) 00:38, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Bruxet deal.[edit]

Meanwhile, the bars and the tea rooms in Parliament have been quietly humming with the sound of plotting and scheming.

For some, about how to take control of Brexit. For others, how to grab the keys to Number Ten.

While no-one can be sure of anything just now, none of the outcomes being discussed by MPs look anything but grim for the prime minister and her plan.

Some MPs are wondering: might a narrow defeat next week mean she could try to squeeze more out of Brussels? She might try, but the signs are the EU's all out of big concessions.

Ministers 'can still win over Brexit rebels' Would she even get the chance to try before she's forced out by her party? Labour's hope of forcing an election seems a little remote.

There's more respect than support for Mrs May among Tories. Some senior Conservatives say, privately, the answer could be to choose a caretaker prime minister to carry on in some fresh direction.

Meanwhile, rival leadership contenders are quietly getting ready to run - even to the point of promising jobs.

One senior Tory told me he'd been offered a senior cabinet post by TWO of them in exchange for his support. And you can bet he's not the only one.

There's still a chance the government pulls out of the big vote and, by so doing, buys a bit more time.

There's another proposal by Labour MP and Brexit select committee chairman, Hilary Benn, to rule out a no-deal Brexit, and rule in a soft version.

That would reunite some Brexiteers and Mrs May and maybe even limit the scale of any defeat.

Yet more speculation, obviously. The prime minister will be mulling her options and her future this weekend. But those options, and maybe her time in office, could be running out.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Probe Already Discovers Evidence of Water on Astroid[edit]

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer OSIRIS-REx has found evidence of water trapped inside clay on the surface of the asteroid Bennu.

Cquote1.svg In other good news for the mission, the data obtained so far from the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS) validates the ground-based telescopic observations of Bennu. Cquote2.svg

—Amy Simon

NASA's first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, reached the asteroid Bennu only a week ago, but it's already learning more about this time capsule from the early solar system.

The spacecraft which departed earth in Mid August was able to begin its mission en route, turning its scientific equipment towards the asteroid as it traveled closer.

The initial observations from the spacecraft’s two spectrometers, the OSIRIS-REx Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (OVIRS) and the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emission Spectrometer (OTES), have shown that there are molecules in the asteroid that contain oxygen and hydrogen atoms bonded together, known as “hydroxyls.”

NASA scientists' hypothesis that hydroxyl groups are present across the surface of the asteroid and indicate that Bennu’s surface once met with water.

OSIRIS-REx will continue to survey the asteroid by flying by its north pole, equator and south pole, sometimes as close as 4.4 miles away, to determine mass. This will help researchers determine when to put OSIRIS-REx into orbit, as well as understanding its structure and composition.


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guy in jason mask[edit]

cardinals player dies.[edit]

i think he is notable enough. Not done Snaggletoothkhan (talk) 09:40, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Arizona Cardinals player dies. Snaggletoothkhan (talk) 09:43, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Kwamie Lassiter is his name. Snaggletoothkhan (talk) 09:46, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Arizona Republic has a source. Snaggletoothkhan (talk) 09:51, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

This is under American Football. or The NFL. Snaggletoothkhan (talk) 09:54, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

bump. Snaggletoothkhan (talk) 23:44, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Brazilian Mining Dam in Brumadinho Collapses, Leaves More Than 58 Dead[edit]


Description: A mining dam in Brazil collapsed this past friday.

Full story: A mining dam in Brumadinho collapsed last friday. On January 25, 2019, the tailings dam, owned by Brazilian company Vale and located in , collapsed after a reported catastrophic failure, causing a mudflow to destroy multiple houses, killing at least 58 people in the process, and injuring 23 others. 305 people have also gone missing as a result of the break. After the break, president Jair Bolsonaro sent three ministers in rescue efforts. Two days later, on January 27, a potential second dam break was announced with sirens at about 5:00 AM. As a result, 24,000 people were evacuated.

Sources: Aicha El Hammar Castano. "[ 58 dead, at least 300 missing after dam collapse in Brazil]" — January 27, 2019, January 25, 2019

Categories: Category:January 2019

It's a story that has been heavily covered. It would require extremely high motivation to write a sufficiently detailed article to be worth adding to that already out there. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 19:57, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

woman touched inapproatly by man in nc[edit]

January 30, 2019


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El Chapo found guilty.[edit]

please create article. Zaros28 (talk) 20:45, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Unlikely; this is a heavily covered story that would require a mountain of work to add anything worthwhile to the coverage. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 21:39, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Which policy or guideline states that we shouldn't cover big stories...? —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:45, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
That isn't what I said? This user is asking somebody else to do something for them; they need to really sell it. This is just a bald demand. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 02:48, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Not to give the impression there was anything out-of-order about the request, that being the purpose of this page; but the reply to the request seemed okay to me too. --Pi zero (talk) 03:19, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Google Employees Undercover Ongoing Work on Censored China Search Engine[edit]

March 4, 2019

Description: Although Google announced that it would shut down the censored China search engine project in 2018 after backlash from its employees, new investigations reveal that the project has not been halted.

Full story: Google censored China search engine, project "Dragonfly", was supposedly shut down after Google employees protested against the product. However, when leadership at Google were not clear about ending this project, employees started internally investigating its progress. There are still about 100 employees who are assigned to this project and there have been code changes made, which can mean that the project is still on-going.



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Draft started by Equator6th is at Google Censored China Search Engine Still Onging According to Google Employees‎. Gryllida (talk) 00:34, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Requesting article on The Chenab Times[edit]

March 19, 2019

Description: Make article on The Chenab Times. And see information from Google and below link

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cathedral fire[edit]

it waS IN france. (talk) 21:56, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

There is currently an article on the Notre Dame fire in our newsroom. It is under development, and you are welcome to contribute to it either directly or to make recommendations on its talk page. Darkfrog24 (talk) 22:18, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Teacher ate student, alive.[edit]

May 10, 2019

Description: One student in a unknow school in Congo was aten by a teacher, because of her belif. Full story: A newly student arrived school in Congo, little her knew that the teacher was had a very strong belif. You see, the student was albino and the teacher belived that alibo pepole was cursed and bad luck so when the student arrived school it got horrible. When the teacher saw the student the teacher went to the student and wanted to say that he wanted to speak to her. The student said yes and then the teacher took the student outside in a closed room and started eating her, nobody heard it. The teacher went back with blood everwere. But it was then discorvied after a hour because of the blood trail.



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May 11, 2019


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Kids growing addiction to phones[edit]

As we advance in our modern time more and more kids (between the age of 10-16) start having phones. At the age of 13, this is okay, but, when kids of 10 and 11 have phones there starts to become problems. Like cyberbullying, addictions, and self-consciousness. Parents should give their kids phones at a proper age, but also protect them from the dangers of social media and so on. 

Lets hope that as phones grow so does responsibility when using one also grows!

July 31, 2019


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deaf mother car stolen after delievering pizzas[edit]

  • Not done I am afraid this is not fresh. --SVTCobra 10:54, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

2 shot dc[edit]

one source so far. Baozon90 (talk) 11:46, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

simone biles story[edit]

please create.

Baozon90 (talk) 21:47, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

nypd woman put in chokehold attemted rape needs second source.[edit]

Baozon90 (talk) 00:59, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

missles missing from greek naval base[edit]

please write. Baozon90 (talk) 01:12, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

A source: --SVTCobra 01:24, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
thnx cobra if more come in please help i cant write it right now. Baozon90 (talk) 01:31, 11 September 2019 (UTC) Baozon90 (talk) 01:35, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

bump lets get this before stale... Baozon90 (talk) 10:47, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

la galaxy vs skc[edit]

plesase try and write. i will get another source asap. --Baozon90 (talk) 10:24, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

i suck at writing articles gyuys. Baozon90 (talk) 10:27, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

knife weildiung man killed by police in riverton wyoming.[edit]

sfgate has the storty i couldnt copy n pasrte link. please help create. thnx.

Baozon90 (talk) 22:36, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Kashmir Blockade[edit]

October 7, 2019


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hard rock hotel[edit]

October 12, 2019


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Trial of Catalonia independence leaders concludes, sparking protests[edit]

This is about to be on the front page of Wikipedia (see w:Trial of Catalonia independence leaders#Post-trial), and I was surprised not to find anything on it here. I had hoped to see it appear in the Wikinews feed at w:Portal:Law. BD2412 T 03:05, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

@BD2412: any interest in trying a hand at writing something yourself? If not I can try to find the time later this morning (UTC) --DannyS712 (talk) 03:30, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
I have not particularly worked in this area before. Is it permissible to copy over the content from the Wikipedia article? BD2412 T 03:42, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
@BD2412: Wikipedia and Wikinews are licensed under incompatible licenses, so Wikipedia content cannot be copied over to Wikinews, however the reverse is true. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 07:13, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
@BD2412, Mikemoral: Also, let's not forget, neither site considers the other to be a reliable source. Cheers, --SVTCobra 10:32, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Well... neither project considers Wikipedia reliable. (In my experience, wp not considering wn reliable is predominately a political issue.)

It's also worth noting that writing on the two projects follows different principles; for example, strategy for neutrality is different, approach to documentation is different, attitude toward attribution is different. We have a page, Wikinews:For Wikipedians. --Pi zero (talk) 12:26, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Yes, it is quite complicated. Here is the BBC's take: Violent clashes as Spain jails Catalan separatists, 14 October 2019. BD2412 T 03:08, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

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New York writer story[edit]

about new york sexual assault accuser and trump. please write.

Baozon90 (talk) 18:57, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary[edit]

Baozon90 (talk) 14:43, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

French police used tear gas, water cannons on yellow vest protestors. Baozon90 (talk) 14:45, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Abolishment of war and oppression is doable. Semantography, an 800+ page book written by C. K. Bliss intended to stimulate and excite excite educationists. More than 60, 99.9%000 polite letters of introduction were sent to educationists in a 20-year period, 1949 - 1969.[edit]

December 2, 2019


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