Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates

This page provides a forum for ors to suggest items for inclusion on In the news (ITN), a protected template on the Main Page, as well as the forum for discussion of candidates. This is not the page to report errors in the ITN section on the Main Page—please go to the appropriate section at WP:ERRORS. Archives of past nominations can be found here.

This candidates page is integrated with the daily pages of Portal:Current events. Under each daily section header below is the transcluded Portal:Current events items for that day (with a light green header). Each day's portal page is followed by a subsection for suggestions and discussion.

A blurb is a one sentence summary of the news story. An alternate suggestion for the blurb is called an altblurb, and any more suggestions get labelled alt1, alt2, etc. A blurb needs at least one target article, highlighted in bold; reviewers check the quality of that article and whether it is updated, and whether reliable sources demonstrate the significance of the event. Other articles can also be linked. The Ongoing line is for regularly updated articles which cover events that remain in the news over a longer period of time. RD stands for the "recent deaths" line, and can include any living thing whose death was recently announced. In some cases, recent deaths may need additional explanation as provided by a blurb; this is decided by consensus.

Salman Rushdie in 2018
Salman Rushdie

How to nominate an item[]

In order to suggest a candidate:

  • Update an article to be linked to from the blurb to include the recent developments, or find an article that has already been updated.
  • Find the correct section below for the date of the event (not the date nominated).
    • Do not add sections for new dates. These are automatically generated (at midnight UTC) by a bot; creating them manually breaks this process.
  • Nominate the blurb for ITN inclusion under the "Suggestions" subheading for the date, emboldening the link in the blurb to the updated article. Use a level 4 header (====) when doing so.
    • Preferably use the template {{ITN candidate}} to nominate the article related to the event in the news. Make sure that you include a reference from a verifiable, reliable secondary source. Press releases are not acceptable. The suggested blurb should be written in simple present tense.
    • Adding an explanation why the event should be posted greatly increases the odds of posting.
  • Please consider alerting ors to the nomination by adding the template {{ITN note}} to the corresponding article's talk page.

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There are criteria which guide the decision on whether or not to put a particular item on In the news, based largely on the extensiveness of the updated content and the perceived significance of the recent developments. These are listed at WP:ITN.

Submissions that do not follow the guidelines at Wikipedia:In the news will not be placed onto the live template.

Headers[]

  • Items that have been posted or pulled from the main page are generally marked with (Posted) or (Pulled) in the item's subject so it is clear they are no longer active.
  • Items can also be marked as (Ready) when the article is both updated and there seems to be a consensus to post. The posting admin, however, should always judge the update and the consensus to post themselves. If you find an entry that you don't feel is ready to post is marked (Ready), you should remove the mark in the header.

Voicing an opinion on an item[]

  • Format your comment to contain "support" or "oppose", and include a rationale for your choice. In particular, address the notability of the event, the quality of the article, and whether it has been updated.

Please do not...[]

  1. add simple "support!" or "oppose!" votes without including your reasons. Similarly, curt replies such as "who?", "meh", or "duh!" are usually not helpful. Instead, explain the reasons why you think the item meets or does not meet the ITN inclusion criteria so a consensus can be reached.
  2. oppose an item solely because the event is only relating to a single country, or failing to relate to one. This applies to a high percentage of the content we post and is generally unproductive.
  3. accuse other ors of supporting, opposing or nominating due to a personal bias (such as ethnocentrism). Conflicts of interest are not handled at ITN.
  4. comment on a story without first reading the relevant article(s).
  5. oppose a recurring item here because you disagree with the recurring items criteria. The criteria can be discussed at the relevant talk page.

Please be encouraged to...[]

  1. pick an older item to review near the bottom of this page, before the eligibility runs out and the item scrolls off the page and gets abandoned in the archive, unused and forgotten.
  2. review an item even if it has already been reviewed by another user. Maybe the previous reviewer has missed a problem, or an identified problem has now been fixed. Piling on the list of "support!" votes may also help administrators identify items that are ready for promotion to the ITN template on MainPage.
  3. point out problematic areas in the nominated article and, if appropriate, suggest how to fix them. If you know exactly what to do, by all means, go ahead and fix it as you see fit.
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August 16[]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

Politics and elections


August 15[]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Health and environment

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Sports


FIFA sanctions Indian FA[]

Article: All India Football Federation (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: FIFA suspends the AIFF, stripping India of its international football hosting rights (Post)
News source(s): Deutsche Welle
Crs:

Article needs updating

Nominator's comments: Article needs updating but otherwise it's well written. Abcmaxx (talk) 08:18, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've updated the AIFF article now. Well they cannot qualify the Asian Championships or the World Cup, fairly significant for the most/2nd most populous nation in the world's most widely played and watched sport. Abcmaxx (talk) 11:19, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RD: Frederick Buechner[]

Article: Frederick Buechner (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): NYT
Crs:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Prodigious author, Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist, O. Henry Award winner. I haven't ed/updated the article, but is comprehensive and seems well-sourced. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 01:10, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RD: Nicholas Evans[]

Article: Nicholas Evans (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The Bookseller
Crs:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Best known as the author of The Horse Whisperer. Died on 9 August 2022 following a heart attack at the age of 72, but death announced publicly on 15 August 2022. Article needs expansion and further citations before posting. Abcmaxx (talk) 18:40, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RD: Lenny Johnrose[]

Article: Lenny Johnrose (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): BBC Sport
Crs:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Ex-Bury & Burnley football midfielder died aged 52, five years after motor neurone disease diagnosis. Source given is about news of his death. Article needs expansion and further citations before posting. Abcmaxx (talk) 18:30, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2022 Kenyan general election[]

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Article: 2022 Kenyan general election (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: William Ruto (pictured) is elected President of Kenya. (Post)
Alternative blurb: William Ruto (pictured) is elected President of Kenya, defeating Raila Odinga
Alternative blurb II: Kenya's incumbent Deputy President, William Ruto (pictured) declared president-elect in spite of chaotic scenes and dismissal by the loosing party led by Raila Odinga and some members of the electoral committee.
News source(s): BBC, Sky News, Reuters, AP, France 24, AlJazeera, DW, CNN, The Independent
Crs:

Article updated
The nominated event is listed on WP:ITN/R, so each occurrence is presumed to be important enough to post. Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article and update meet WP:ITNCRIT, not the significance.

Nominator's comments: Dramatic election once again, in one of Africa’s most vibrant democracies BastianMAT (talk) 15:32, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • The BBC is the reliable source I'm reading and it says, "Four of the seven members of the electoral commission refused to endorse the result, saying it was "opaque". ... Kenya's history of disputed elections in the past have led to violence or the whole process election being cancelled. ... The Kenyan Supreme Court annulled the last election ...". As we are an encyclopedia, not a newspaper, there's no rush and so it would be prudent to wait a while and see how this works out. Andrew🐉(talk) 22:27, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The BBC also says Ruto won. It’s not up to us to judge whether the election was free and fair, only to post the results. The Kip (talk) 23:19, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RD: Denise Dowse[]

Article: Denise Dowse (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): CNN
Crs:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

August 14[]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents


2022 Yerevan explosion[]

Article: 2022 Yerevan explosion (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: ​Six people are killed, 60 others injured and 18 more are missing or trapped under rubble in an explosion at a fireworks storage area of a mall in Yerevan, Armenia. (Post)
News source(s): (Al Jazeera)
Crs:

Article needs updating

Nominator's comments: Major world news. Abcmaxx (talk) 19:55, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fixed blurb. Abcmaxx (talk) 08:20, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pueblos Unidos cartel is broken up[]

Article: Mexican drug war (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: ​The Pueblos Unidos cartel is disbanded after 164 armed members are sucessfully ambushed by police in Michoacán, Mexico. (Post)
News source(s): Poland The Times, 24 News Recorder, Yahoo! Noticias, Grupo Marmor
Crs:

Article needs updating

Nominator's comments: Major event where 146 gang members are arrested, with 142 assault rifles, 42 pistols, and a 28 vehicle convoy captured in one move, disbanding whole (albeit smaller) cartel. Could not find the article to this cartel but likely has another name? Article needs updating too. Abcmaxx (talk) 19:37, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Posted) Giza church fire[]

Article: Giza church fire (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: ​At least 41 people are killed and 45 others injured after a Coptic church complex including a nursery catches fire in Giza, Egypt. (Post)
Alternative blurb: ​A fire at a Coptic church in Giza, Egypt kills 41 people, including several children.
News source(s): (BBC News), AP, Reuters, France24, AlJazeera
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Breaking news so obviously article is only one line long at the moment. Abcmaxx (talk) 15:26, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Just so I know what people are looking for here, how long of an article do you think is necessary to post? nableezy - 16:47, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    More than 400 words. A Start class article. _-_Alsor (talk) 17:12, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Done, currently at 441 words of readable prose. nableezy - 17:24, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Is still a stub article. Perhaps with a section titled "Background" that talks about the Coptic community in Giza, the history of that church, what they were celebrating (or if it was an ordinary Sunday mass), if there is any similar precedent.... _-_Alsor (talk) 17:39, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thats just based on the assessment on the talk page though. Id say this is start class at least at this point. Ill see what I can find for background without resorting to synth though, but id expect it to take some time for that type of analysis tying together past events to happen here. nableezy - 17:46, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And done, this would now meet the DYK requirements for length (524 words, 3258 characters of readable prose) to post as well. nableezy - 18:01, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreed on the title, added altblurb to address those issues. nableezy - 18:01, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dont think that matters tbh, but I *think* I have the correct location now, but either way until its verified can just keep that out. We have a name and neighborhood, dont need exact coordinates. nableezy - 19:12, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is no need to rush, this is an encyclopedia and not a news site. - Indefensible (talk) 19:13, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Im not rushing, but the article does not have a wikilink to a church or coordinates, not having that isnt all that important. The confusion you speak of is now just on the talk page, and it shouldnt matter for our purposes here now. nableezy - 19:16, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Posted) RD: Freya[]

Article: Freya (walrus) (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): NRK
Crs:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

 Count Iblis (talk) 13:34, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

... due to recent expansion, we are now at 662 words. And to those skeptical in regards to article creation, there really are several sources dating to 2021, we just did not have an article up until now. Which totally makes sense if you think about it, it only became WP:NOTNEWS due to the continued press coverage months later. --LordPeterII (talk) 21:42, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RD: Vinayak Mete[]

Article: Vinayak Mete (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The Indian Express
Crs:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Article needs more information to be added as well as citations for some of the information it currently contains. Hopefully this nomination leads to the fixing of these issues. EditMaker Me (talk) 12:38, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ongoing: 2022 European heat waves[]

Article: 2022 European heat waves (talk · history · tag)
Ongoing item nomination (Post)
News source(s): Washington Post, The Guardian, World Health Organization
Crs:

Nominator's comments: This is an important current topic linked to the 2022 Oder environmental disaster, 2022 European drought, Climate change in Europe and 2022 European and Merranean wildfires and includes the 2022 United Kingdom heat waveMunci (talk) 10:36, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PS: ID sources per usual format, please. – Sca (talk)
This is my first time suggesting something for ITN so I am not sure what you mean. I did try and follow the instructions. Munci (talk) 17:27, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
See other nom's re sources. -- Sca (talk) 22:42, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I suppose we could put 2022 heat waves instead. Munci (talk) 10:13, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That article has the same basic problem, as a hodgepodge of concluded events. InedibleHulk (talk) 18:08, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RD: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala[]

Article: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): NDTV, BBC, CNN
Crs:

Article needs updating
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Indian business executive. Article requires some work before it can be ready for homepage / RD. Ktin (talk) 04:19, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Closed) Ongoing removal: 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine[]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further s should be made to this discussion.

Article: 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine (talk · history · tag)
Ongoing item removal (Post)
Nominator's comments: There hasn't anything major happening for months since this was first posted in February. Unless something major happens, it should be removed. Interstellarity (talk) 00:09, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose The invasion is over and I haven't heard about it yet? _-_Alsor (talk) 00:48, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oppose Just because nothing of note has occured recently doesn't mean it's over. Russia's still there. MyriadSims (talk) 01:08, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oppose As above XxLuckyCxX (talk) 02:50, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Strong Oppose The invasion is still happening. It is still in the news. FAdesdae378 (talk · contribs) 03:36, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose absolutely still happening --Masem (t) 03:43, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose as long as Russian invasion forces are still in Ukraine this remains ongoing. Polyamorph (talk) 03:48, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose per everyone else. The invasion is still very much a major thing in the news. Kurtis (talk) 03:59, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Russian troops are still in Ukraine and sizable parts of the country are occupied. Are you serious? The Kip (talk) 04:00, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further s should be made to this discussion.

August 13[]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

Law and crime

Sports

  • Romanian swimmer David Popovici breaks the 13-year-old world record for the 100m freestyle with a time of 46.86. (SwimSwam)

RD: Steve Worster[]

Article: Steve Worster (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): ESPN
Crs:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

 – Muboshgu (talk) 16:52, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RD: Maung Paw Tun[]

Article: Maung Paw Tun (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Voice of Myanmar, Global News Light of Myanmar
Crs:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

 Htanaungg (talk) 08:40, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August 12[]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economy

Disasters and accidents

Health and environment

Law and crime

Politics and elections


(Posted) RD: Anshu Jain[]

Article: Anshu Jain (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Money Control (India)
Crs:

Article needs updating
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Banker / Business executive. I will work on the article shortly. RIP. Did not require any major s. Good to go in current state imo. RIP. Ktin (talk) 13:19, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Posted) 2022 Oder environmental disaster[]

Article: 2022 Oder environmental disaster (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: ​A mass die-off of fish, beavers and other wildlife occurs in the Oder river in Poland, likely due to mercury poisoning, causing a health and environmental crisis in large parts of the country. (Post)
Alternative blurb: ​A mass die-off of wildlife in the Oder river causes a health and environmental crisis in large parts of Poland.
News source(s): Sky News, Reuters, ABC, Yahoo!, Planeta, Onet, TVN24, DW (English)
Crs:

Nominator's comments: A whole ecosystem has been wiped out along half the country and likely affect Germany too. They found several tons of dead wildlife in the river which stretches 840km. Protests among the local population already. Needs article. Abcmaxx (talk) 21:23, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@XxLuckyCxX: I couldn't find one, was hoping this nomination would help. If there isn't one then I can create 2022 Oder environmental disaster. Abcmaxx (talk) 21:44, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see some updating at Oder#Contamination_in_2022. Let's call this article the nominated article for now. --PFHLai (talk) 22:14, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Posted) 2022 Cetinje shooting[]

Article: 2022 Cetinje shooting (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: A mass shooting after a family conflict in Cetinje, Montenegro, leaves 11 people dead and 6 others injured. (Post)
News source(s): WP, NDTV, The Guardian
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Very rare mass shooting in a small European country; reported worldwide. Abcmaxx (talk) 21:12, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I may be wrong, but I think this may be the country's worst shooting ever (granted independent not that long, and small population, but still) Abcmaxx (talk) 21:42, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also its not the motive that's the notable part, it is the rarity, location and scale of the tragedy surely. I am unconvinced this would be more notable if 11 people died because the perpetrator was a terrorist.Abcmaxx (talk) 22:01, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's routine when the death toll reaches a certain threshold relative to other mass shootings in the same country, or in cases where there is something particularly noteworthy about the details surrounding what happened (e.g. elementary school children were the victims). We don't post every single mass shooting in the US, even ones with a moderately high death toll, because of how common they are—but we do still post many of them. Same goes for Iraq back when it was being suicide-bombed on the regular. Kurtis (talk) 04:30, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I dont think thats true, and I think the yawning fellow up above must actually be asleep to have blacked out his constant repetitive opposes to any mass shooting in the United States, opposes that have largely carried the day. We rarely post mass shootings in the US, and the claim that we do routinely is bs. nableezy - 20:42, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

According to above comments, it seems that "family dispute" may be misleading. That should be removed from the blurb. Remember BLP. In general blurbs often are lengthier than they need to be. Omit needless words. --47.147.118.55 (talk) 04:12, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Posted) Salman Rushdie stabbing[]

Article: Stabbing of Salman Rushdie (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: Booker Prize-winning author Sir Salman Rushdie, sentenced to death for blasphemy by an Iranian fatwa in 1989, is stabbed in the neck in Chautauqua, New York. (Post)
Alternative blurb: Salman Rushdie, author of the 1988 imaginary tale The Satanic Verses, widely decried by Islamicists, is stabbed in the neck in Chautauqua, N.Y. (U.S.A.)
News source(s): New York Times (paywalled), AP, BBC, Reuters, AlJazeera
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: To me this is one of the most important news items of the decade,comparable to the 1989 Iranian fatwa sentencing him to death for blasphemy. (Redacted) Tlhslobus (talk) 20:07, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support as nom.Tlhslobus (talk) 20:07, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That isn't necessary; your support is already assumed. -- Pawnkingthree (talk) 20:20, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, though in my case it shouldn't be assumed, if only because I once nominated an item without being sure whether I was in favour of posting, as distinct from being in favour of having a discussion on whether it should be posted (which logically is all that a nomination really implies). Tlhslobus (talk) 20:33, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • The injuries are indeed very serious, and life altering - no longer tentative. Nfitz (talk) 03:57, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It definitely is in the UK though, throughout all the media.Abcmaxx (talk) 22:03, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Id forgotten we were on Her Majesty's sovereign property at ITN, silly me. nableezy - 22:45, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • An Islamicist is a scholar of Islam. See Islamicist. You mean Islamists, though even that I dont think is accurate for widely decried. Maybe Islamic fundamentalists? nableezy - 01:57, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's an unprecedented attack, on a scale usually reserved for politicians. It's not as if someone just walked up and kicked him... Three continents (and three countries with significant populations, where the English language is widely spoken) are linked to the individual concerned: India (population 1,407,563,842), U.S. (population 331,893,745) and UK (population 67,326,569). Even his knighthood has its own article. It wouldn't/couldn't set any precedent to post the average "local diarist/national bestseller has argument/gets beaten up" story. This is not the sort of event that happens every day. To get away from the US v UK dispute, it's headline news in Australia, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, France... and Iran, naturally.
To conclude, this tweet by Kylie Moore-Gilbert that I noticed on the website of a newspaper sums up the scale of the event: "More than 30 years and a $3million bounty later, Khomeini's poisonous fatwa has finally caught up with Salman Rushdie." (I am not familiar with her but I found it hard to disagree with that line). --Gaois (talk) 04:48, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Suggesting a more neutral wording that links to the history (if the attack article is not expanded). He didn't lose an eye or sustain damage to his liver from being "stabbed in the neck" as is stated above: "stabbed multiple times" is the current phrasing from the opening sentence of the attack article. --Gaois (talk) 05:15, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Posted) RD: Anne Heche[]

Article: Anne Heche (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The Guardian, Rolling Stone
Crs:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Just confirmed --Vacant0 (talk) 17:53, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Muboshgu: Am I reading the reports wrong? Her friends and family have confirmed death, the Guardian (very careful with their sources as a newspaper) followed up with California law (not British), and said life support was removed. Is it perhaps people who have done their own OR at the talk page and are asserting that they don't think brain death should be considered dead who have made you reconsider this? Kingsif (talk) 19:02, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Honestly, I'm confused. The Guardian says On Friday afternoon TMZ had reported Heche was “brain dead”, which under California law is the definition of death. It was announced earlier in the day Heche would be taken off of life support. I see no indication that she has been taken off of life support. – Muboshgu (talk) 19:14, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes, so, brain dead, body alive. Does that meet ITN RD requirements or do we wait for her to be taken off of life support? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ – Muboshgu (talk) 19:18, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I mean, the family seem to be saying dead, California would agree, but it can't hurt to wait. I'd contribute at the talk page if it wasn't ridiculous at this point, kudos to EvergreenFir for trying to control all those, er, discussions. FWIW, I also imagine the time difference may be confusing the Guardian writer based on that "earlier in the day" part. Guess you have time to source her awards anyway. Kingsif (talk) 19:24, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Edit - think I found one though I'm outside US so can only access the cached version. Perhaps you can check it? It seems her name is listed as a nominee.
Direct link - http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/458705/the-5th-annual-blockbuster-entertainment-awards/
Cached link - http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:6GGDrlNi8tsJ:www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/458705/the-5th-annual-blockbuster-entertainment-awards/&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ie SitcomyFan (talk) 19:13, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, that website can be seen at https://web.archive.org/web/20220126120234/http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/458705/the-5th-annual-blockbuster-entertainment-awards/#crs . She appeared as a "performer" , not nominee (crs section). I don't know if it is a valid source. Alexcalamaro (talk) 20:40, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think all the nominees are listed as performers. SitcomyFan (talk) 23:30, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August 11[]

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(Posted) RD: Jean-Jacques Sempé[]

Article: Jean-Jacques Sempé (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Reuters
Crs:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Perhaps the most prominent French drawing artist (Le Petit Nicolas, covers of The New Yorker), recognizable without seeing the signature. Article was decent, but surprisingly short for such a giant. The works are all in his French National Library entry, which could easily be added as a ref if needed. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:39, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

plus Posted. El_C 20:22, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RD: Paul Green[]

Article: Paul Green (rugby league) (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): france24 and many others
Crs:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Rugby League player and coach from Queensland, Australia. Died unexpectedly at the age of 49. HiLo48 (talk) 04:31, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Closed) Bill Russell's number retired[]

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Article: Bill Russell (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: Bill Russell's number is retired across all of the teams of the NBA. (Post)
News source(s): https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/34384678/bill-russell-no-6-retired-nba-following-legend-death-last-month
Crs:
Nominator's comments: This is the first time that happened in the NBA ever, and Bill Russell is a 11 time NBA champion. Sportsfangnome (talk) 05:39, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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August 10[]

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  • A house explodes in Evansville, Indiana, United States, killing at least three people, injuring one and damaging at least 39 nearby houses. (CNN)

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(Posted) RD: Corky Palmer[]

Article: Corky Palmer (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Hattiesburg American; University of Southern Mississippi; WJTV
Crs:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

 Bloom6132 (talk) 09:24, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Posted) RD: Lydia de Vega[]

Article: Lydia de Vega (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): (Rappler)
Crs:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: She was "considered Asia's fastest woman in the 1980s." I already missing citations in this article. KTerPalmers (talk) 04:41, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

James Marape elected Papuan PM[]

Proposed image
Article: 2022 Papua New Guinean general election (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: James Marape (pictured) is reelected unopposed as Prime Minister by the parliament of Papua New Guinea after his party Pangu Pati won the general election that took place in July. (Post)
News source(s): The Guardian
Crs:

The nominated event is listed on WP:ITN/R, so each occurrence is presumed to be important enough to post. Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article and update meet WP:ITNCRIT, not the significance.

Nominator's comments: Government now formed and head of state (prime minister) chosen. Abcmaxx (talk) 22:44, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Has this been posted? Or has it been swamped, moved to the bottom / out of visibility, by all the other events that have since happened? QueensanditsCrazy (talk) 14:07, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Posted) RD: Raymond Briggs[]

Article: Raymond Briggs (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The Times
Crs:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Not in bad condition, but there are a few unsupported statements in there that need citations. Although I'd love to see a blurb on him, I don't think he merits it, objectively speaking. 2A00:23C7:2B86:9801:11F2:723B:CAC4:ABD9 (talk) 08:24, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've been through adding refs this morning and I think it's OK (although another set of eyes doing a quick check to see I've not missed anything. I won't mark it as 'ready', but I think it probably is. 2A00:23C7:2B86:9801:11F2:723B:CAC4:ABD9 (talk) 09:12, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August 9[]

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(Posted) RD: Miles Warren[]

Article: Miles Warren (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects
Crs:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Article has a couple of sections that need references but I see that a fellow architect has already started updating the article so it shouldn't be too far off. Schwede66 03:45, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Article should be good to go now. Schwede66 05:09, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Posted) RD: Rudi Koertzen[]

Article: Rudi Koertzen (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): ESPN Cricinfo
Crs:

Article needs updating
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Tragic news coming in from South Africa. Article requires some work on sourcing. I will get to it if no one gets to it before me. RIP. Ktin (talk) 20:56, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Posted) RD: Mario Fiorentini[]

Article: Mario Fiorentini (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Washington Post
Crs:

Article updated
Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with a Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: The last and most decorated Italian resistance fighter in WWII. May need some cleanup. I translated the article from it.wiki. BeanieFan11 (talk) 20:14, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@BeanieFan11: I've added some cn tags, I think it will be easy to fix them. Otherwise the article looks good. _-_Alsor (talk) 16:09, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Alsoriano97: I think I've addressed all of the cn tags. BeanieFan11 (talk) 16:43, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
yes, you have. Thanks! _-_Alsor (talk) 16:46, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Posted) 44th Chess Olympiad[]

Article: 44th Chess Olympiad (talk · history · tag)
Blurb: ​The 44th Chess Olympiad concludes with Uzbekistan winning the open event and Ukraine winning the women's event. (Post)
News source(s): ChessBase, Deutsche Welle
Crs:

Article updated
The nominated event is listed on WP:ITN/R, so each occurrence is presumed to be important enough to post. Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article and update meet WP:ITNCRIT, not the significance.

Nominator's comments: What a result! Davey2116 (talk) 14:44, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

At least one of those photos by Yoshlar is a clear copyright violation of someone else's photo. It wouldn't surprise me if they all were. Sportsfan77777 (talk) 04:06, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
which one is a clear copyright violation? i believe the account is run by someone representing the uzbekistani youth affairs agency, and they are uploading their own pictures for use by wikipedia under a compatible creative commons license. the account's first upload is of a pdf which appears to address this. the agency's site also features some of the pictures uploaded. dying (talk) 05:04, 13 August 2022 (UTC)