Are there any rules as to an article before a noun in the singular in headlines please, i.e. lack of an article?

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Articles in headlines are optional. The style is called as Headlinese.

Wikipedia quotes under the section 'Syntax'

Articles are usually omitted.

It's for the sake of brevity.

A document specifically written on 'article drop' in headlines is here (PDF, downloadable, safe).


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