What is World News?

World News is the general term for news about events happening around the globe. Sometimes, the term is also used to refer to a specific country or topic, such as politics, economy, war and other issues that affect people worldwide. World news is usually published by a newspaper, magazine or television station. It is a distinct field from domestic or local news, although it can overlap with national news when events occur that have a major impact globally.

Until the 19th century, most news was foreign, as registered by courants (papers of the day) in 17th-century Europe and by the first newspapers, such as the AFP, Reuters, Nieuwe Tijudinger, Avisa Relation oder Zeitung (now DPA and Wolff) and AP. Then, invention of the telegraph made it easier to transmit news around the world. This prompted the first international news agencies, such as the Associated Press and Agence France-Presse (now Reuters).

In addition to preparing hard news articles that are distributed to other newspapers with little or no modification, the major news organizations often send breaking news reports via wire services (originally telegraph, now often Internet). Individuals, corporations, analysts and intelligence agencies may also subscribe.

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WORLD readers and listeners are thoughtful believers who want to competently discuss, pray about, and understand the news. They want to be informed about the world they live in, and understand that truth requires biblical context or it isn’t the whole truth. WORLD journalists are trained to report on news with a biblical perspective so that readers and listeners can see how God is at work in the world, no matter what’s in the headlines. You can perpetuate WORLD’s sound journalism by supporting us with a tax-deductible gift. Thank you!