World news is a broad category of current events that affect people around the world. This includes reports about wars, natural disasters and political changes, as well as global economic developments. People also look to world news for information about other cultures, which can be a fascinating and important aspect of understanding the rest of the world.
Morocco earthquake toll tops 2,100; 3.9 aftershock rattles northern mountain towns
A 3.9-magnitude aftershock shakes Morocco as rescuers try to reach remote villages left devastated by Friday’s deadly earthquake.
Maria Ressa acquitted in tax evasion case
Renowned Filipina journalist Maria Ressa has been cleared of charges that she concealed income from her work for Rappler, which has been critical of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal crackdown on drug suspects.
The IFRC says Libya’s flooding has been a “catastrophic disaster”. Much of the worst-hit city, Derna, remains inaccessible as two dams collapsed.
US ranked second best country in the world
The U.S. took the number two spot in a new ranking of the world’s best countries, overtaking France for the first time since the rankings began. The list was compiled by U.S. News & World Report, which used more than 180 criteria to rank nations across the globe.
Originally, most world news was foreign news, as the concept of nation-states was still developing in 17th-century Europe. During that period, the majority of news in European print publications was foreign, as demonstrated by such papers as The Courant (London), The Nieuwe Tijudinger (Antwerp) and Avisa Relation oder Zeitung (Wolfenbuttel). Today’s major news agencies prepare hard and soft news stories to be sold in bulk to other news outlets, including newspapers, radio and television stations and even corporations and intelligence services. These reporters are known as stringers because they don’t have permanent contracts and typically produce articles for several different companies at once.