Good, Bad, and Ugly

Square or round?

February 23, 2011

Bahrain opposition meets to agree demands MANAMA (Reuters) – Bahrain’s opposition parties met on Sunday to discuss demands they will present to the Gulf Arab country’s rulers, as protesters gathered in a central Manama square clamoring for immediate political change.

Protesters swept back into Pearl Square late on Saturday after Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa ordered troops and armored vehicles to withdraw and offered to lead a national dialogue after days of unrest that left six dead.

The wrong tomb?

February 22, 2011

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You have the wrong information in a photo caption.

The Photo is Benedict XVI praying in front of tomb of John Paul I. John Paul II is buried in ground, and has a slanting tombstone.

A bad choice of photos…

February 18, 2011

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You are showing one of our vessels (the Rotterdam Express) on your homepage with an article on a ship which blocks the Suez Canal. None of our vessels is involved in the incident and I have to ask you to remove the photo immediately from this article.

All the news that’s fit to print?

February 16, 2011

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How come there is no longer a print button for articles on your Website? It makes it particularly difficult when a story runs two, three and four pages.

Too personal?

February 15, 2011

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Witness: Unlike Iraq, Egyptians do regime change their way

CAIRO (Reuters) – The last Arab despot I saw overthrown was Saddam Hussein. That was all very different from the fall of Hosni Mubarak, toppled this week by his own people, not the might of a foreign army.

Ku Klux Klan description…

February 14, 2011

Mississippi plan for KKK leader license plate criticized

GRAHAMThe KKK was a secret racist group active after the Civil War and well into the 20th century. Wearing White robes and masks, KKK mobs sometimes lynched blacks without trial.

An oxymoron?

February 11, 2011

Mubarak likely to quit, Brotherhood fears coup

EGYPT/CAIRO, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looked likely to step down on Thursday after more than two weeks of protests against his 30-year rule and the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood said it looked like there had been a military coup.

Our daily bred?

February 10, 2011

TURKMENISTAN

Turkmen leader orders beauty contests for horses

Once prized by Alexander the Great for their speed and stamina, Turkmenistan’s thoroughbred horses are being groomed for a series of beauty contests, ordered by a presidential decree published Monday.

Contradictory concepts?

February 9, 2011

Tide turns in favour of Egypt’s Brotherhood in revolt

EGYPTBut perhaps the most novel element in its manifesto is that it advocates “jihad,” innovative interpretation of the Koran to bring Islamic law in tune with the demands of changing times.

Lost in translation?

February 8, 2011

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I’d like to bring to your attention that your report\translator mistranslated what the police officer stated of the incident.