Cited News presents the most important citations on Wikipedia

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Top news stories

Article Wikipedia Page citations
ISIS attack kills four in Iraq; mortars, explosives found outside Baghdad, Anbar
 by www.kurdistan24.net, importance: 190.18
Launch Manifest
 by www.spacex.com, importance: 89.08
Christchurch Call: USA missing from 26 member pledge to eliminate violent online content
 by www.zdnet.com, importance: 58.54

Yesterday's top news stories

Article Wikipedia Page citations
Students From 1,600 Cities Just Walked Out of School to Protest Climate Change. It Could Be Greta Thunberg's Biggest Strike Yet
 by time.com, importance: 233.96
Libyan National Army shoots down gov’t plane near Misrata – spokesman
 by www.rt.com, importance: 223.0
Militants kill at least 25 Nigerian soldiers, some civilians in ambush: sources
 by www.reuters.com, importance: 193.24
Trump lawyers, House committees reach agreement to hold off on enforcing Deutsche Bank, Capital One subpoenas
 by www.cnn.com, importance: 188.01
Toshiba resumes shipments to Huawei after brief suspension
 by asia.nikkei.com, importance: 187.36
US orders new troops to Middle East to counter Iran 'threat'
 by news.yahoo.com, importance: 167.68
Newport County 0–1 Tranmere Rovers
 by www.bbc.co.uk, importance: 139.23
Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Border-Wall Plans
 by www.wsj.com, importance: 136.97
Syrian choppers destroy 2 jihadist bases in western Idlib: video
 by www.almasdarnews.com, importance: 131.36
Trump’s Targeting of Intelligence Agencies Gains a Harder Edge
 by www.nytimes.com, importance: 125.43
Tory rivals clash as leadership race begins
 by www.bbc.com, importance: 107.25
A Judge Has Blocked Mississippi's 6-Week Abortion Ban
 by www.buzzfeednews.com, importance: 97.81
Cannes 2019: the winner of the Palme d'Or to be announced – live
 by www.theguardian.com, importance: 95.59
Police request arrest warrant for Seungri on embezzlement, pimping
 by www.koreatimes.co.kr, importance: 94.83
Bernie Sanders Holds First Home State Rally of Presidential Campaign
 by www.vpr.org, importance: 89.11
Policy on gay men donating blood challenged in High Court
 by www.irishtimes.com, importance: 78.19
The Romanovs: 1613-1918
 by books.google.com.au, importance: 70.64
Heart of Midlothian 1-2 Celtic
 by www.bbc.co.uk, importance: 69.26
Three Of 20 Students Killed In Surat Coaching Centre Fire Pass 12th Exams
 by www.ndtv.com, importance: 67.4
Production Quantities of Apricots by Country in 2017; Crops/World Regions/Production Quantity from picklists
 by www.fao.org, importance: 60.93
Barcelona 1–2 Valencia
 by www.bbc.com, importance: 56.98
High winds scrub SpaceX launch of 60 Starlink internet relay satellites
 by www.cbsnews.com, importance: 54.74
BBC Radio 3 - Free Thinking, Censorship and sex
 by www.bbc.co.uk, importance: 50.5