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The capital city?

June 9, 2009

Peru finds human sacrifices from Inca civilization

Incan civilization is best known for its capital city, Machu Picchu, the ruins of which are Peru’s top tourist destination and considered one of the new seven wonders of the world.

Not a former colony?

May 22, 2009

ArcelorMittal says delays Liberia iron ore mine

ArcelorMittal is a key investor in the poor former British colony, whose President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has made attracting foreign investment into its natural resources a centrepiece of her efforts to rebuild the country after a 1989-2003 civil war.

The Gulf, again…

April 6, 2009

Lamprell’s profit rises but dividend slashedLONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Lamprell, an oil and gas services company in the Arabian Gulf, posted higher full-year profit, but slashed its final dividend by 74 percent citing difficult market conditions.I was reading a news article on your site and I came across the word “Arabian Gulf.” For thousands of years the body of water between Iran and the Arabian peninsula has been called the Persian Gulf. It’s an absolute disgrace to see politics used in such a fashion. Purposefully changing the name of the Persian Gulf is absolutely unbelivable. Journalists aren’t supposed to be politicians. N.R.That was an error. Our style on that body of water is simply The Gulf, with neither Persian nor Arabian attached: GBU Editor

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford is underway in the Gulf, March 20, 2009. REUTERS/U.S. Navy photo/Handout

Once again, check our Slovakia…

March 24, 2009

In your article “Slowakei: Gasparovic gewinnt erste Runde der Präsidentenwahl” on your German Website is a big mistake.

Not the largest state…

March 23, 2009

US leaders say more infrastructure spending needed

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – The governor of America’s largest state and the mayor of its largest city called on the federal government on Sunday to dramatically boost its spending on bridges, sewers, high-speed rail and other infrastructure.

Check our Slovakia

March 22, 2009

Slovakia’s Petra Majdic (C) reacts on the podium as the winner of the final of the Royal Castle FIS World Cup Cross Country Sprint in Stockholm, Sweden, March 18, 2009. Finland’s Aino Kaisa Saarinen (7) finished second and Sweden’s Anna Olsson (3) finished third. REUTERS/Bertil Ericson/Scanpix Sweden

We’re not in Tampa…

February 13, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama greets wellwishers upon his arrival at MacDill Air Force Base in Fort Myers, Florida February 10, 2009. Obama travelled to Fort Myers to push his administration’s economic stimulus package. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Goin’ to Kansas City…

Rare Beatles film of ’64 Kansas gig sells for $6,600

The two-minute silent, color 8mm film was uncovered by American Drew Dimmel who attended the concert as a young boy in Kansas City in September 1964 but had forgotten about the footage until he was clearing out his parents’ home.

The wrong place…

The picture that is paired with the story shows a map of the state of Arkansas and it implies that the shooting incident occured in Conway County, Arkansas. That is wrong. The University of Central Arkansas is located in a town called Conway, Arkansas, but that is located in Faulkner County, Arkansas and not Conway County.

The wrong country…

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Slovenia, or Slovakia?

Julius

It should have been Slovakia. We corrected: GBU Editor