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Buxom actress dies?

March 2, 2011

Buxom actress Jane Russell dead at 89

PEOPLE-JANERUSSELL/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” movie star Jane Russell, who became a controversial Hollywood sex symbol, died on Monday at the age of 89, her family said.

Whose fists are those?

March 1, 2011

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You incorrectly headlined a video clip “Protesters pump fists at Wisconsin lawmakers.”

What’s her title today?

February 28, 2011

New Zealand rescuers sift rubble, quake toll reaches 75

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth offered her sympathy for the former British colony and said in a statement she was “utterly shocked.”

Ad placement?

February 25, 2011

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Well done, informative article announcing the conclusion that Assange will be extradited, face charges for alleged sex crimes.

Word choice invites criticism

February 24, 2011

Ride the royal bus tour of Kate Middleton’s life

BRITAIN-ROYAL/WEDDINGNews that Britain’s royal wedding invites are in the post has touched off lively press speculation, with former England soccer captain David Beckham and the King of Bahrain tipped to be attending but not U.S. President Barack Obama or William’s aunt, Sarah Ferguson.

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.