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Tusnami kills school children?
There is a typo in there. Orherwise, the app is real nice.
Very strange. That typo was corrected and updated on all of our other platforms, but for some reason didn’t show up on the iPad app.
As you say, apart from that the tablet app is very nice, and will be even nicer in a couple of months when it includes our Analysis and Opinion pieces: GBU Editor
Colder cities among top U.S. retirement places
Only five cities in the list — Tucson, Arizona, Albuquerque, North Mexico, Charleston, South Carolina, Jacksonville, Florida, and San Antonio, Texas are in the southern-most part of the country.
Just FYI, N.M. is New Mexico, not North Mexico.
Indeed. We corrected: GBU Editor
U.S. President Barack Obama visits the home of Andy and Etta Cavalier to discuss ways to jump start job creation and strengthen the middle class while in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Libyan rebels rout Gaddafi forces in strategic town
The French armed forces said around 20 French aircraft supported by an AWACS surveillance plane struck targets during the day on Saturday, including five Galeb fighter jets and two MI-35 helicopters on the ground outside Misrata.
Come on guys, is it the public reading your articles or is the problem your reporters?
Canada’s PM sets May 2 election
Harper spoke after visiting Governor General David Johnston — the representative of Queen Elizabeth, Canada’s head of state — to seek the dissolution of Parliament.
The Head of State of Canada is Queen Elizabeth II, not Queen Elizabeth.
Our style is to refer to her simply as Queen Elizabeth unless there is some reason to make the distinction, as in the photo caption below.
Radiation anxiety grows in disaster-struck Japan
By Shinichi Saoshiro and Kiyoshi Takenaka
TOKYO, March 22 (Reuters) – Global anxiety rose over radiation from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant even as engineers won ground in their battle to avert disaster from the world’s worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl.
This was the best overall piece I have seen anywhere on the situation, incorporating important items posted in the news elsewhere that I had seen, to give a sense of what is really true and what is rumour.
Felix Salmon’s blog is a low for Reuters.
I have no problem with his point or content – that is his choice to make. But your choice to allow a sensationalized title, “Don’t Donate Money to Japan” is cheap attention grabbing at its best.
Myself and my coworkers who just saw this are going to go elsewhere for our news and opinions.
You have a sexual advertisement with a blond sexy woman prefacing Japan’s news video 3/14.
Definitely inappropriate. Please remove asap.
That ad did not meet our guidelines and shouldn’t have run on a major disaster story or anywhere on our site. We have removed it: GBU Editor
Data points to strengthening growth, jobs
Data points to?
Yes, I know, this is a plural noun.
The Reuters style guide recognizes that, but adds: “treat as if it were singular, e.g. The data was corrupted.”
By contrast, the AP’s style book advises reporters to treat data as a plural noun in most cases: GBU Editor
This picture is offensive and should be removed. It shows humanity at one of its weakest points. Imagine yourself in this youth’s position, regardless of opinion.
I am appalled that someone chose it as the front cover of the slideshow. We should be ashamed as humans beings, for treating people in this manner.