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Wrong adjective…


Large Libyan convoy arrives in Niger – sources

AGADEZ (Reuters) – A large convoy of Libyan armoured vehicles escorted by the Nigerian military arrived in the northern Niger desert town of Agadez late on Monday, a French military source and a Niger military source told Reuters.

The story described the convoy as being escorted by the “Nigerian Military” which is the military of Nigeria.

If you meant the military of the Niger Republic, you would say “Nigerien Military”.


Indeed. It was correct to begin with in most of our news feeds, but unfortunately was changed to Nigerian on one of our online news sites. We corrected it: GBU Editor

Number one or two?


Nadal faces tough test against Nalbandian

But the world number one knows Nalbandian is a different proposition altogether. The pair have split their four previous meetings.

In this article Nadal is referred to as the “world number one” (third paragraph) — but instead he has been the world number two in tennis for many weeks now.

Million, not billion…


Study: Some US firms paid more to CEOs than taxes

WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Twenty-five of the 100 highest paid U.S. CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax, a pay study said on Wednesday.

* Boeing, which paid CEO Jim McNerney $13.8 billion, sent in $13 million in federal income taxes, and spent $20.8 million on lobbying and campaign spending

Keeping up with the sisters…


Reality star Kim Kardashian weds Kris Humphries

Kardashian, who stars with her three sisters and their mother in “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” began dating Humphries in late 2010 and he proposed in May with a whopping 20.5 carat diamond ring.

There is a mistake in this article. You reported that she stars with her three sisters and their mother in “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ . . . “

The wrong rank…


British Royal Air Force “Red Arrows” plane crashes, pilot dies

Egging, known as “Eggman” according to Captain Simon Blake, Commandant of the RAF’s Central Flying School, joined the team last year.

You referred to the officer commanding the Red Arrows as ‘captain’.

Hiding in a what?


I’m the father of Alexandra Peltre, who survived the attack on Utoeya, Norway. The information given by the journalist in this report is not correct!

She did not hide in a wardrobe after being shot, and she never said anything about a wardrobe when she was interviewed.

The wrong results


Running hard, Perry a tough sell in New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (Reuters) – White House hopeful Rick Perry has hit New Hampshire hard since kicking off his bid for the Republican nomination, but the tough-talking Texan will struggle to win support in this early-voting state.

A poll done for the New Hampshire Journal this week showed Romney with 36 percent support, Perry debuting strongly at 18 percent and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann at 13 percent.

The wrong brothers?


Your article is incorrect regarding the inventors of hot air ballooning.

You state “inflatable aircrafts have been around since the Gondolfier brothers developed the first untethered hot-air balloon in 1782…

There were NO Gondolfier brothers!


Indeed. We fixed the reference to recognize the Montgolfier brothers: GBU Editor

Please remove rapper…


Outkast rapper Big Boi arrested for drugs

MIAMI (Reuters) – Miami police arrested Outkast rapper and “Hey Ya” singer Big Boi on Sunday for possessing ecstasy and other drugs that the performer’s lawyer later characterized as “contraband.”

Big Boi didnt do the song “hey ya” as you just reported fyi. Andre 3000 (the other member of Outkast) did that song.

The wrong one…


Michelle Williams in “Marilyn” film gets NY debut

Williams has been nominated twice for Oscars for her work in “Brokeback Mountain” and “Blue Valentine,” but she has never one the world’s top film honor.



We fixed that, but ouch: GBU Editor

Michelle Williams, best actress nominee for her role in “Blue Valentine,” walks the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni