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If you need a beta Wikinews to start, I highly recommend the Esperanto Wikinews, we translated a huge part of the news, principally from Spanish and English Wikinews, but also from Catalan, French, etc.
leave the old list inactive for archive reasons is a good idea and I agree with that.