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Use the following box to help you create your first article. Simply type in a title to your story and press "Create page". Then start typing text to your story into the new box that will come up. When you're done, press "save page". That's all there is to it!

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-- Wikinews Welcome (talk) 01:43, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

Indonesian submarine sinks along with crew of 53Edit

Can you please add image File:KRI Nanggala (402) in 2015.jpg to article? --Gryllida (talk) 01:21, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Indonesian Navy announced crew of 53 dead after submarine sinks in Bali StraitEdit

Congratulations! Your article is published! Please go through the edit history to see how the article could have been improved! Keep up the good job!
•–• 18:06, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations, Pizza0614. Well written. Thank you! Gryllida (talk) 06:47, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

An award for you!Edit

  The Order of the Modest Pencil

For getting your first article published!

Great work! Keep it up!--•–• 18:07, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

talk:Ontario church holds large service defying province guidelinesEdit

Hi, there are some problems with the article. Can you please fix them quickly?
•–• 16:28, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

User:Pizza0614/Ontario church holds large service defying province guidelines We usually don't allow failed articles to be kept on-wiki, since wikinews is not a web-host. Any good reason to keep it there?
•–• 04:13, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Just delete it Pizza0614 (talk) 15:04, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Re your articlesEdit

Hi, Pizza0614. Just a note -- when you are writing a news article, please try writing at least three paras to meet the minimal length requirement. And please make sure to submit it for review when you as the author think it is ready. I as a reviewer can't start reviewing an article if it is not submitted for review. If you are facing problems with submitting the article for review, or how to write, let me know. I am here to help.

I will be adding to them later. Pizza0614 (talk) 17:07, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for adding more to 45 crushed to death in stampede during Jewish festival. Could you please check the talk page review comments once, and fix the styling issue of the article and resubmit for review?
•–• 04:48, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan complete troop withdrawalEdit

There are two simple problems to this article.

  • In the lede, you need to specify wn:when the said event took place to establish if the article is new to be news. Can you please add that?
  • To meet the minimal length criteria, the article needs at least three paras with each having at least two sentences. Can you please add a couple more sentences to the article to pass the minimal length requirement?
    •–• 04:52, 5 May 2021 (UTC)