What is World News?

world news

World news is the jargon used by the media to refer to news about a country or global subject. In the past, when a reporter was sent abroad to cover a story, this was called “foreign news” or “international news.” Currently, there are two basic types of reporters who do world news: the foreign correspondent (a full-time journalist working for a major newspaper or broadcaster), and the special envoy, who is sent out on a short-term basis to cover a specific event or topic.

The world is a big place, and it has never been more connected than now. Here, you’ll find the latest stories breaking from around the globe.

A pause in Israel’s bombing of Gaza comes to an end, and concern grows for civilians and hostages still trapped there. Henry Kissinger, viewed as brilliant by some and a war criminal by others, dies at the age of 100. Rising temperatures threaten the health of mountain gorillas. And national leaders at COP28 finalise a “loss and damage” fund that would see rich countries compensate poor ones for climate disasters.

And as political enemies Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom clash over crime, immigration and economic policies in their powerhouse states, demand is growing for energy-efficient, hurricane-resistant construction. Plus, a federal judge pauses a Montana law banning downloads of TikTok, the Chinese-owned app that was expected to go into effect in January. It says it likely violates the First Amendment.