Welcome edit

SriMesh, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

Our key policies - if you read anything, read these!

Here a few pointers to help you get to know Wikinews:

There are always things to do on Wikinews:

By the way, you can sign your name on Talk pages using four tildes (~~~~), which produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, you can ask them at the water cooler or to anyone on the Welcommittee, or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! Gopher65talk 01:12, 28 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hi SriMesh, welcome to Wikinews! Thank you for your contributions; I hope you like the place and decide to stay! I see that you've been contributing to articles about Canada. If you're Canadian, you may want to take a look at the Canada portal, and the Canadian Workspace. If you haven't done so already, you may want to create an account.

By the way, you can sign your name on Talk pages using four tildes (~~~~), which produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, you can ask them at the water cooler or anyone on the Welcommittee, or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome!FellowWikiNews (W) 00:55, 11 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Arctic portal edit

Yes, please add the editprotected template and comment with which category you'd like to add to each article, once your portal page is created. -- IlyaHaykinson (talk) 00:49, 24 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hi there, just a few comments:

Firstly, your signature is not currently working properly. In Special:Preferences, please make sure the box labelled "Raw signature" is ticked, to allow the use of Wikicode. This is the difference between [[User:SriMesh|SriMesh]] | [[User talk:SriMesh|<small>talk</small>]] (talk) and SriMesh | talk.

Secondly, your recent edits have not included the {{editprotected}}. As such, the articles are not being added to the category that brings them to administrator attention, so it's possible they may not get noticed for some time.

Thirdly, given the large number of articles involved, it may be more efficient to create a list - for example, create a user subpage like User:SriMesh/Arctic - of articles you want the category added to, and then put a notice on Wikinews:Admin action alerts. This helps keep Special:RecentChanges clear as well as giving admins a better idea of the scale of the category addition and of the progress already made.

Thank you, Chris Mann (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 01:54, 25 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

This was not the correct way to move the article - at the top of every page you should see a "rename" tab, next to the "edit this page" and "history" tabs. I think what you did was a "copy and paste move", which has problems in the fact that it does not correctly preserve the history of the article, which is not in keeping with the Creative Commons license. I have fixed this for you. Also, please be careful about marking your edits as "minor". Typically, a minor edit is one that fixes small parts of an article, such as correcting spelling mistakes. Page moves, writing of content, and the like should not be marked as minor. You may have the "mark all edits as minor by default" option switched on in your preferences. Chris Mann (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 03:02, 27 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Waaaa...? edit

Whoawhoawhoawhoa. Whoa. There's someone else in Saskatoon that has the internet?! :o) I can't believe that there are 2 people from Saskatoon on Wikinews hehe. There are only a couple dozen editors altogether, so that seems surprising. Gopher65talk 19:58, 27 August 2008 (UTC) (note: I wrote this a day before I signed, but I forgot to sign it at the time)Reply

When is something News edit

Before you write a whole bunch of stories, I'd like to point out that Wikinews has a limit on how old a story can be before it is "not news". Something has to be new to be news, and if it isn't new, it is encyclopedic content and should be placed on Wikipedia rather than Wikinews. Wikinews articles are very time sensitive. Anyway, if a story has not had any developments newer 2 days before its publication date, it is normally not considered news any more. If you find yourself having written a story that ends up being more than 2 days old (and it also needs to have at least one source that is no more than 2 days old at the time of publication), then that story won't be published.

But it isn't necessarily a complete waste of effort. It is rare for a story to come along and then never have a new development. So if you find yourself with a "no longer news" story that you've written, you can save it somewhere and reuse almost all of it in a few days, or a few weeks, or even, on occasion, a few months (depending on how long it takes for a new development in the story to take place), and then write a new story, reusing most, if not all, of the background from your unpublished story. That way you only have to write a new first paragraph (or two) specifying the new "who, what, when, where, how" of the most recent development.

I'm not sure if I was entirely with that rather rambling explanation. Gopher65talk 19:57, 27 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Highway edit

Wikinews does not have a category highway. It simply is not appropriate for a news site. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:16, 3 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

sandbox edit

Just a heads up, I changed the redirect from Sandbox to point to wikinews:Sandbox instead of your article, as no one is really going to link to your article by the title sandbox - and someone might be looking for the sandbox, and end up at your article, which i think would be bad. Hope thats ok. Thanks. Bawolff 21:36, 6 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

And please don't publish your own articles. Thanks,--SVTCobra 22:11, 6 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

You marked the article with the {{publish}} template, which should only be done after someone else has reviewed the article. Instead, you should use {{review}} when your article is ready and you want someone to review it. Best regards, Tempo di Valse ♪
To me....Use {{develop}} firstSriMesh | talk 22:53, 6 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Moved article edit

I moved your article "Expeditions swim to the North Pole" to User:SriMesh/Expeditions_swim_to_the_North_Pole. The reasons are on its talk page. Gopher65talk 14:30, 10 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Wall Street News edit

Can you please verify the article about the wall street rally now? I fixed some stuff. -- --Gvenkat5 (talk) 23:10, 13 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Reviewing articles edit

Hi, I saw that you started reviewing articles recently. Unfortunately, due to technical limitations, only users with editor status are able to review/publish articles, and you don't seem to have that tool. Thus, I've sadly had to invalidate one of your reviews. However, you can apply for editor status at Wikinews:Flagged revisions/Requests for permissions, if you want to start reviewing articles. Thanks for your understanding. Best regards, Tempo di Valse ♪ 00:05, 14 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

You're right, something ought to be said about the review rules. I don't like it either, and the reviewing policy isn't very clear on this matter. By the way, you don't have to be "invited" for editor status -- you can nominate yourself here. I think you should pass easily, given your large edit count and experience. Best regards, Tempo di Valse ♪ 00:25, 14 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Barnstar edit

This star is in recognition of your excellent efforts in creating news articles. Thanks much, Wikinews needs more editors like you! Tempo di Valse ♪ 01:06, 14 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Please have a look at the history of changes on this article.

  • Recent events should be described in an active way - today, yesterday, last friday... etc.
    This I had been doing, then changed as sometimes articles don't get published right away, and then the article isn't in past tense if it is written on the 'today' of the event, and is published a week later. So now I write for a week later...Will try to return to the 'today'-ness aspect
  • The article contained duplicated information.
  • Initially it claimed three sources, two pointed to the same url.
    AHH...I will look for the contributing news source as I had three newspaper articles open one had a cropped reuters, and I suppose the other had a fuller Reuters as one was 2 paragraphs and the other 3. So I will use your advice and look for Reuters plain old plain old.
  • Pictures can be put on the left when an infobox is in use - this helps avoid a lot of whitespace at the bottom, and makes short articles more reasonably fill a browser window.
  • Generally speaking I do this, but I wasn't sure if this was the best picture so I put it at the end for a reference of the location. There wasn't an event type picture.

Going back to the source template I deleted, it cited Reuters. In most cases you can pick a few keywords out of the 3rd party's article and do a search on Google news with the qualifier 'source:Reuters'. This is less 'secondhand' than citing someone who is citing Reuters - and if you do get to the original Reuters story you should drop the 3rd party one unless you are sure they have added a notable amount of their own research which you require for your article.

  • I usually do peek at the history of mine and other articles to see what I am missing and what I should change. Thank you so much for the helping hand. Maybe with practice I will get better so I save others a lot of work. :-) --Brian McNeil / talk 11:51, 15 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Image credit template usage edit

Hia. You're mostly using the {{image_credit}} template correctly, but not quite;). In your recent article you did this:

  • {{image credit|1=[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Averette Averette ] }}

This is the correct format for an exteral link, not for a wikilink. Instead, use this format:

  • {{image credit|[[w:User:Averette|Averette]]}}

You simply use the same system that you'd use to link to a userpage on Wikinews, but you place a prefix on it. "w:" goes to English Wikipedia, "commons:" goes to Commons, "wikt:" goes to wiktionary (a handy one for article links). A complete list of interwiki prefixes can be found here, at metawiki. Also, sometimes you'll find yourself linking to an userpage that is on, say, German Wikipedia. Linking to non-english wikis is easy: you just place the language code after the wiki-prefix you'd normally use. So "w:" links to English Wikipedia, and "w:de:" links to German Wikipedia.Gopher65talk 01:26, 16 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

"In the shopping mall there is an ultra-technology elevator which runs even without electricity but we have found that locked. Why the fire burnt so fiercely is a matter to think. We have to see if there was any incendiary substance there. These matters seem to be mysterious" Iqbal Khan Chowdhury, joint secretary (Police) of the home ministry Bas.

This is a bit confusing. I don't know why the word "Bas" is there. Also the bit about the joint secretary (Police) is a bit confusing.

Does Bashundhara City Complex have a link on the English Wikipedia. I also think the fact that the Bashundhara City Complex is the mall needs to be clarified earlier in the story.

The changes you made after my review are good, it just needs a few more copy edits. Thanks, —Calebrw (talk) 03:40, 19 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Made changes and wikilinked Bashundhara City shopping mall complex. I don't know why all the press releases state his title as joint secretary (Police) of the home ministry, and I am not from Bangladesh myself, but I removed it because of the confusion. I just used the title the other newspapers used. Kind Regards SriMesh | talk 03:51, 19 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
The image should be removed from all Wikinews articles, especially if it's copyvio. Calebrw (talk) 01:09, 21 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

User:Tempodivalse/Writing contest edit

Hi! I'm just sending out this note to all our active contributors saying that there's an article writing contest at the above link that's about to start, if you're interested in participating. Thanks. Tempo di Valse ♪ 14:38, 20 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

FedEx jet crash lands in Tokyo, burns edit

I'm fine with that. I just wasn't sure how to rewrite it, this being the first time I've edited anything here. --Resplendent (talk) 01:29, 23 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks :D If you have any suggestions as to how it can be further improved, lemme know. --Resplendent (talk) 01:44, 23 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thanks again. Not sure, I'm sort of niche-y when it comes to things I'm interested in writing about. Aviation related topics are probably the only thing I'm really motivated enough to contribute on :\ --Resplendent (talk) 00:48, 24 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

You're now an editor! edit

I have promoted you to the Wikinews:Editor class, as I feel you can be trusted to mark revisions of articles as sighted (review). Take a moment to read:

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask for help on my talk page, and thank you for contributing to Wikinews! Tempo di Valse ♪ 19:57, 23 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Flooding edit

I'm actually in Grand Forks, so not in any danger at the moment. I've been helping out and did take photos, which are now in the the related Wikipedia article. Other than that, there's nothing more I could really add to what's already been printed by other news agencies. Thanks for the concern! --Resplendent (talk) 23:46, 27 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Manitoba residents receive evacuation flood alerts edit

I see you've added an additional source...but you haven't used it. Integrate it into the article? --Killing Vector (talk) 11:58, 28 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Response edit

Hmmm. An archive of the Wikinews main page? You mean how it looked like at a certain date? I guess you could go into the Main Page's history and take a screenshot of the way it looked at a certain time, but that's not really the same thing as what Wikipedia has. Tempo di Valse ♪ 22:14, 2 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Canadian auto loans edit

The Canadian auto loans article looks really good but apparently nobody reviewed it for a few days. I was clearing out the queue for reviews and I wanted to know if you could update the article for today (Thursday) so it does end up being published. Let me know! Mike Halterman (talk) 22:43, 2 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Re: Adam, an intelligent robot conducts experiments edit

Hi, sorry for leaving you in the dark with my comments - that definitely wasn't the intention. The changes you have made make it sound a lot more like a news article - covering all aspects of the story, not just the positive parts (which the previous article seemed to do to me, I don't have any recollection of the controversy section). We have to be careful with press releases as they are often biased towards the company or product in question - we must aim to be neutral in our reporting. Nice work! --Skenmy talk 09:33, 5 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

1st place! edit

Hi, you seem to have been disqualified from the writing contest (you can only take up to three free passes, and you already used them all on previous occasions). However, you received first place for your excellent efforts. (Technically, I won, but since I started the contest, it might seem like a conflict of interest for me to win it. Plus, I don't really care all that much for another barnstar.) Thanks for participating. Hope you had fun, and will continue writing your excellent articles for us! Your award is below:

  1st Place in Tempodivalse's 2009 Writing Contest
SriMesh won first place in Tempodivalse's 2009 article writing contest, having contributed 27 articles in 16 days.

tempodivalse 14:00, 7 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Slacking edit

I am sorry for the lack of reviews for your articles. I have been quite busy and have been slacking on reviewing. I hope this does not discourage you from contributing. I apologize for at least myself. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 19:38, 14 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Sports articles edit

I didn't relize that I had not added the BBC source with the minutes. Will add source from Premier league website with scores. Gotta gow now though. —Calebrw (talk) 01:46, 15 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Professor sought after three die in Georgia shooting edit

Sorry, I had to override your changes to Professor sought after three die in Georgia shooting I'll try to add as much of your stuff back in. Calebrw (talk) 01:24, 26 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

I didn't find the source. I just saw that the two AP articles were dupes and used the information already on the current source.Calebrw (talk) 01:31, 26 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Wow edit

Maybe I dont have enough practice, but you churn out articles faster than I can review them! Sean Heron (talk) 00:32, 30 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Swine flu cases worldwide top 1,000 edit

I believe I've fixed the above article, would you mind taking another look at it? Thanks much, tempodivalse 23:30, 4 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Porsche and Volkswagen agree to merger edit

Thanks for your note regarding the above article. Unfortunately, there is now another problem, please check the talk page for the issues. Other than that, however, I think it is ready for publishing. Thanks much, tempodivalse 00:20, 8 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

I've published the article, thanks for bearing with me. Nice story!   tempodivalse 00:36, 8 May 2009 (UTC)Reply
As far as I know, we don't link to foreign language Wikinews editions in the related articles section. However, if a foreign-language article is a translation of, or similar to, the English article, it is appropriate to insert an interwiki link to the foreign article, so a link will appear in the sidebar on the left of the screen in the "In other languages" tab. (See this Meta page for more info on interwiki links, if you don't know about them already.) I hope this helps, tempodivalse 00:43, 8 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Recession hits Australian asbestos victims fund edit

Hiya, I see that you copy-edited an article I started, Recession hits Australian asbestos victims fund. Care to review it and {{publish}} ? Cirt (talk) 17:19, 9 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

No worries, it has been reviewed. Thanks though, Cirt (talk) 23:14, 9 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Reply edit

Computerjoe (talk) 17:50, 14 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

are you still online? can you fix the broken links, etc. in this story? --SVTCobra 23:42, 14 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

I have published this article with a new title. Cheers and happy editing, --SVTCobra 01:01, 15 May 2009 (UTC)Reply
hello, and thank you for taking the time to review the article. i hope u like the new version
about the state specific data, i took it from the PNAS publication (supplementary information's table S2, page 12). the ratios are 0.362 ± 0.089 and 0.616 ± 0.085 for Sonora, and 0.660 ± 0.138 and 0.285 ± 0.120 for Guerrero. i converted these to percentages and, taking into account the uncertainties, rounded up Sonora's values to units, and Guerrero's to tens. the comment on the correlation with Mexico's history is in the second paragraph of the discussion (page 5)
in this same paragraph is the data from "Although West African", except for the Asia part, which is from the table mentioned above.
the quote u mention i translated into english from a source in spanish (last paragraph of the one by Claudia Herrera Beltrán). i transcribe here with word by word translation: "con(with) una(one) gota(drop) de(of) saliva(saliva) podamos(we can/could) saber(know) si(if) damos(we give) o(or) no(not) un(a) medicamento(medication)"
the large sentences were there because i tried to follow the style guide's suggestion to use 2-3 sentences per paragraph, but i guess readability comes first. i hope the changes i made made things better
the reason for less data being analyzed seems to be that the president rushed things because he was under fire for his lack of support to science. not only were data left out, but theres also a press release with very stupid grammar errors that makes it obvious it wasnt even proofread. i added this to make the article look more balanced since all the sources were celebrating on the event. if the paragraph is out of place or is original reporting or whatever it could be left out.
thanks again! Revoluc (talk) 04:12, 15 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Re: Question concerning Mexico presents first population-wide genome map for a Latin country edit

I've read through some of your questions on my talk page. Let me see if I can explain some of them.

  • Has the journal entry been entered under sources correctly?
It might be better to use {{cite journal}} for this sort of sourcing.
  • Can/should the talk page entry about page numbers and percentages be entered as OR at all?
Original reporting is information that you obtain first-hand (i.e. from an interview, attending an event, etc.), not something that you obtain from another source (which this is), so I think it shouldn't be entered as OR. However, you should make a note on the talk page of the specifics what information you took from the book (i.e. page number, and a direct quote of the relevant information).
  • Is there a different place I should ask these questions - water cooler &c?
You're certainly welcome to ask any questions at my talk page - I'll do my best to answer them - but if you want your questions to get a bigger audience, you could ask at the water cooler, which is better watched, where you will probably receive more answers.
  • So if you read my talk page, how should I proceed for the peer review when I cannot get at the journal, but everything else is verified as OK and found in the articles, and the requested c/e went well. Is there anyone else on WN who can access journals ... I know sometimes students can.
It's still in beta stage, but Google Books provides some photocopies of books (mainly old public domain stuff), although if this one is copyrighted I doubt it will be there. Still worth a try, though.

Hope I helped! Tempodivalse [talk] 14:20, 15 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

hello, and thank you both the time you have invested in the article. i had originally pasted the wrong link to the article, but i corrected it now and should be downloadable. i had left a message in the talk page ("Image too small"). Revoluc (talk) 23:48, 15 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

I've replied edit

Tempodivalse [talk] 01:23, 16 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada thats cool ever heard of Swift Current? edit

I looked on your user page saw where you were from now thats cool my dad was born in Sask. Swift Current. -- (talk) 02:23, 17 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hello there, yes have heard of Swift Current - speedy creek, but haven't been there yet, still on my to do list :-) SriMesh | talk 02:29, 17 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Welcome templates edit

Just spotted you'd welcomed an anon in RC, but with an old template. The newer welcome template is {{Howdy}}, and I'd suggest tweaking old templates to use most of that plus any specific bits as a paragraph or two of text after that. --Brian McNeil / talk 07:11, 17 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Sources edit

Please see this revision. Thanks. Calebrw (talk) 20:33, 26 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Glad it helped. Not a big deal or anything, but I know it can be wrong from time to time. I'm sure I've even done it. Calebrw (talk) 02:08, 27 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hydrogen cars edit

The new headline is better. It is a little awkward but not unusably so; besides, I can't do any better. I guess we're stuck with a long title on that one. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 15:24, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

{{publish}} edit

Please note that with the new {{social bookmarks}} template in effect, {{publish}} must now go at the end of the article, just before the categories. If this is not done properly, it will cause the new {tl|social bookmarks}} template to be displayed in the same place as the {{publish}} tag is placed. See this diff for more information.

Thanks, Calebrw (talk) 06:00, 11 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for the note, will implement new change.SriMesh | talk 18:50, 11 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

NASA launches space shuttle Endeavour edit

Please see this diff. This story's title needs a bit of work. As it stands now, it reads that Endeavour has already launched. The article is much better as to the correct facts, but the title is not. Calebrw (talk) 06:00, 11 June 2009 (UTC)Reply


Would you mind doing a peer review for the article above?

Thanks. --WNewsReporter (talk) 05:58, 21 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Ah, the joy of stale caches! Feel free to grab categories, sources, interwiki links and whatever else you might find useful from Sonora authorites arrest 7 state officials over Mexico childcare centre fire. Uncle G (talk) 04:12, 23 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Possible title moving and expansion with Taiwan edit

Since you seemed to be a major contributor at Philippines hit by Typhoon "Kiko" (Morakot), dozens killed, I wanted to inform you that not only the Philippines is affected by the typhoon. There are reliable reports that at least six people in Taiwan are killed during the typhoon and severe flooding in southern Taiwan. I will expand the news article later but please consider the title move. I also posted the proposal at the talk page. Please reply immediately if you see this message. Thanks! -- (talk) (experienced editor at Wikipedia) 22:40, 8 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Some reliable sources regarding the typhoon in Taiwan:
From Yahoo news
Voice of America report
BBC report about the typhoon approaching Taiwan

I also posted my reply on my page in Wikipedia. Thanks for starting the page! -- (talk) (experienced editor at Wikipedia) 04:30, 9 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Propose Title Change edit

I feel the current title is a little too long, perhaps we can cross out the "and injured" part or as below:

"Typhoon Morakot hits Taiwan resulting in several dead despite preperations"
"Typhoon Morakot hits Taiwan resulting in several dead"

Tell me if you have any suggestion about title change, I'll soon change the tag from develop to review. And since I don't really know how to change a title/move a page, can you tell me how to move a page in Wikinews? Thanks. -- (talk) (experienced editor at Wikipedia) 20:30, 10 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

I'm so sorry edit

but I had to unpublish your story, because it is a duplicated of another article, however, I bring you the code there

{{date|May 24, 2010}}
{{Politics and conflicts}}
[[File:Lee Myung-bak (Cropped).png|thumbnail|left|South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.]]
[[File:Northern Limit Line.svg|thumb|left|The [[w:Northern Limit Line|Northern Limit Line]] shown in red between South and North Korea. In the [[w:Korean war|Korean]] - [[w:Crab wars|Crab wars]] North Korea does not recognize this boundary.]]
The Minister of National Defence in South Korea announced four steps to be started to strengthen the South Korean defence against underwater attacks on the West Sea.  If our territorial waters, airspace or territory are violated, we will immediately exercise our right of self-defense," said President [[w:Lee Myung-bak|Lee Myung-bak]].

[[Japan]] will join collaborations with South Korea and the United States against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The United States pentagon spokesman said that their Navy would conduct anti submarine training exercises.  "We endorse President Lee's demand that North Korea immediately apologize and punish those responsible for the attack, and, most importantly, stop its belligerent and threatening behavior," said a White House spokesperson, Robert Gibbs.[[Australia|Australian]] Prime Minister [[w:Kevin Rudd |Kevin Rudd]] said, "What the region needs is dialogue and co-operation, not rash acts of aggression of the type we have seen." 

The New York Times states that [[China]], a East Asian stabilzing force, believes that restraint should be shown by both South and North Korea.  “There’s not much more that can be done to sanction North Korea, China basically feels that sanctions or other tough measures only serve to escalate conflict with North Korea, and others tend to agree,” said a Chinese strategic studies expert, Shen Jiru. 

A [[South Korea]]n 1,200 tonne [[w:Pohang class corvette|''Pohang''-class]] [[w:corvette|corvette]] of the [[w:Republic of Korea Navy|Republic of Korea Navy]] (ROKN), the [[w:ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772)|ROKS ''Cheonan'']], sank March 26, 2010 near the disputed [[w:Northern Limit Line|maritime border]] with [[North Korea]].  Of the 104 aboard, 46 seamen went down. The multi-national Joint Civilian-Military Investigation Group (JIG) investigation determined that a shockwave and bubble effect from a non-contact underwater horning torpedo explosion caused the naval vessel to split apart and sink.


==Related news==
*{{Wikinews|Clinton warns North Korea of "provocative behavior"|May 22, 2010}}
*{{Wikinews|North Korea denies involvement in sinking of South Korean warship|April 18, 2010}}
*{{Wikinews|South Korean navy ship sinks off North Korean coast|March 26, 2010}}
== Sources ==
{{Wikipedia|ROKS Cheonan sinking}}
|title=Japan mulling more sanctions on DPRK over S Korean warship sinking
|date=May 24, 2010}}

*{{source|url= http://www.mnd.go.kr/mndEng_2009/WhatsNew/RecentNews/index.jsp|title= Explanation to the People of the Republic of Korea Regarding Counter-measures Against North Korea|author=|pub=Ministry of National Defense R.O.K.|date=May 24, 2010}}

*{{source|url=http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/05/24/US-S-Korea-to-conduct-joint-exercise/UPI-30731274732724/|title=U.S., S. Korea to conduct joint exercise|author=|pub=UPI|date=May 24, 2010}}

*{{source|url=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-05/24/c_13312712.htm|title=S Korea takes punitive measures against DPRK over warship sinking|author=Kim Junghyun|pub=Xinhua|date=May 24,2010}}

*{{source|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/world/asia/24china.html?ref=world|title=On North Korea, China prefers fence|author=Sharon LaFraniere|pub=New York Times|date=May 24, 2010}}

*{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/24/2907750.htm|title=South Korea takes action over warship sinking|author=Mark Willacy|pub=ABC news|date=May 24, 2010}}

*{{source|url=http://www.chinapost.com.tw/international/americas/2010/05/24/257864/Obama-tells.htm|title=Obama tells military: prepare for North Korea aggression|author=|pub=Chinapost|date=May 24, 2010}}

*{{source|url=http://www.mnd.go.kr/mndEng_2009/WhatsNew/RecentNews/index.jsp|title=Investigation Result on the Sinking of ROKS "Cheonan" - report|author=|pub=Ministry of National Defense R.O.K.|date=May 20, 2010}}

[[Category:North Korea]]
[[Category:South Korea]]
[[Category:Politics and conflicts]]
[[Category:Disasters and accidents]]

Sorry, and cheers. --Diego Grez return fire 23:59, 24 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

It's OK I started the article, and there was no other started, and I took so long, that the other article was finished before the one I was working on. Kind Regards SriMesh | talk 00:01, 25 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
You may want to merge the contents. I'm afraid :s --Diego Grez return fire 00:02, 25 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
I have replied you in both my talk page and the article's. Cheers. --Diego Grez return fire 19:26, 29 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Could you review the article? I have added a lot of sources, but the main ones are Newsfolio and the Spanish ones :) --Diego Grez return fire 20:00, 29 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Malawi pardon article edit

Hey, I just wanted to thank you for your help with the Malawi President pardons jailed gay couple article. This is my first attempt here on Wikinews, so I really appreciate the help. Is there anything you would suggest for any future articles I would write? Again, thanks --DUKyleXY (talk) 17:46, 29 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Just checking in....... edit

You still around these parts?? --Bddpaux (talk) 20:28, 12 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

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