What is World News?

World news is the international news that is published by major media outlets and covers events across the globe. It encompasses breaking stories, current affairs, politics and global economics. The news is generally gathered from a variety of sources including the government, local citizens and foreign correspondents. The most common types of world news are hard news, feature news and political news. In the early 19th century, the invention of telegraphy made it possible to spread foreign news quickly and widely. Hence, the first news agencies were founded like AFP (France), Reuters (UK) and Wolff (now DPA/AP, Germany).

In Gaza, dozens of people with foreign passports crowded the black iron gate at the Egyptian border, seeking to escape from Israel’s intensified war with Hamas. The heir to the Spanish throne, Princess Leonor, swore her allegiance on her 18th birthday and laid the groundwork for her eventual reign.

A rock climber has been found guilty of a 1976 death after he slipped and fell during an ascent in Utah. He was the only person to die during the course of the climb.

The newest developments from around the world making headlines. 9News provides the latest international news in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa and beyond. Our reporters and journalists are based in the world’s most interesting locations to bring you the best coverage of international events. Follow our breaking news feed to keep up to date with the latest developing international stories.