Before: The number of civilian and military deaths in Iraq are continuing to drop, statistics for October show.
After: The number of violent civilian and military deaths in Iraq is continuing to drop, statistics for October suggest.
There are other ones too. "Royal Mail boss Adam Crozier" became "Royal Mail's chief executive Adam Crozier". "Bosnian PM Nikola Spiric quits over an international envoy's introduction of EU-backed reforms" became ".. envoy's push for EU-backed reforms."
Why yes, I am trying to get an RSS feed to work :)