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Wikipedia has many articles on topics of historical significance that are currently in the news, and can be updated with recently verified information, but Wikipedia is not a news site.
- Writing news
If you want to write an article about a recent event, please go to our sister site at Wikinews, a sister project.
On some occasions however, such as for example 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, it may be acceptable to begin the article immediately on Wikipedia - but it must be covered with reliable sources. Anything that is not reliable might be considered a hoax and could be deleted.
An article is usually considered stale 2–3 days after the news event occurred. The two most common exceptions are:
- New information has arrived within 2–3 days, and the news event occurred within 7 days.
- Just because a source article has a later date, needn't mean the information in it is new on that date. If the information really is new, it may mark a fresh news event to focus on, obviating this exception.
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