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    Modi in U.S.A shows the real power of India and woman gives birth to baby girl.

    I saw it these two sentences on a news channel. Why the definite "the" is omitted before "U.S.A" and the indefinite artticle "A" before "baby girl"?
    I have read and seen many sentences like these on a newspaper and a news channel, where the articles are omitted most times.

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    Re: Modi in U.S.A shows the real power of India and woman gives birth to baby girl.

    Shorter words are omitted because they need to save space in newspaper headlines and on the captions on news channels.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Modi in U.S.A shows the real power of India and woman gives birth to baby girl.

    Newspaper headlines have a special grammar of their own, designed to minimize space while preserving meaning.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: Modi in U.S.A shows the real power of India and woman gives birth to baby girl.

    Is there is a link to master the special grammar on the Internet?

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    Re: Modi in U.S.A shows the real power of India and woman gives birth to baby girl.

    No. There is no "special grammar" for the internet. There are different styles​ used in different contexts.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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