World News

world news

World news (also known as international or foreign news) is the term used by the media to refer to a story from outside of a domestic news agenda. World news can be from a country, region or global subject matter. It can also refer to news stories that affect multiple countries, such as a major earthquake, war or global epidemic. World news has its roots in the 19th century, when innovations in telecommunications made it easier for reporters to distribute information from abroad. The first news agencies were founded in this period, such as AFP, Reuters and Wolff.

The latest world news headlines from across the globe. Read about news and events in US, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia. 9News brings you international breaking news as it happens.

Hundreds of people are feared dead after torrential flooding in the city of Derna, Libya. The death toll is expected to rise further. The United Nations has called on world leaders to take urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The son of ‘El Chapo’ Joaquin Guzman has been extradited to the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges.

When a journalist works for a news outlet on a permanent basis in another country, they are called a correspondent. When they work freelance and produce stories for multiple outlets, they are referred to as stringers. The most well-known examples of the latter category are the Associated Press (AP) and Reuters.