Good, Bad, and Ugly

Two largest nations?

Odd friends, Bush and Lula foster ties

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and President Bush come from opposite ends of the political spectrum but good personal rapport and mutual interests are helping to warm ties between the Western Hemisphere’s two largest nations.

But what’s the sport?




Ukrainian coach Mikhail Zubkov and his daughter Kateryna Zubkova hold hands as they leave a courthouse in Melbourne March 29, 2007. Police have placed an intervention order on Zubkov after television pictures showed him fighting with his daughter at the world championships on Tuesday. REUTERS/David Callow

That’s not Jordan…


In one of your video stories you mark the territory commonly known as the UAE as “Jordan”! Come on Reuters, you’re better than that!

Floppy writing?

Yahoo to offer unlimited e-mail storage

By contrast, when Yahoo first introduced its e-mail service a little under a decade ago, it capped individual storage at 4 megabytes per user. At that time, an “ultra high-density” floppy disk for personal computers then held 144 megabytes.

More about style on names

A worker walks during sunset after working in the new capital Nay Pyi Taw March 26, 2007.  REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Toad story, warts and all…

Monster cane toad found in Australia

toad222.jpgSYDNEY, March 27 (Reuters) – A huge cane toad the size of a small dog has been captured in the Australian tropical city of Darwin, startling environmentalists who are fighting to stop the poisonous reptiles from spread across the country.

When Bush leaves office

White House aides face more potential subpoenas     

Unless a compromise can be reached, a lengthy court fight could ensue, possibly lasting until after Bush leaves office in January 2005.

Which gulf?

UK forces say “incident” in Gulf waterway near Iran

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – British forces said on Friday there had been “an incident” in the northern Arabian Gulf after an Iraqi sailor reported seeing up to seven British or American military personnel being seized by an Iranian ship.

The Austen family tree…

Only known painting of Jane Austen to go on sale

austen200.jpgBut Henry Rice, a “sixth generation descendant” of the writer of classics such as “Emma”, “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice”, believes the sale of a picture that has divided experts will not be without controversy.

Good Night, and Good Luck…

Author thinks chess can win bigger U.S. audience

Weinreb spent a year following the chess team at Edward R. Marrow High School in Brooklyn, New York, which has won several national championships.