World News

The term world news is generally understood to refer to stories about events outside a nation’s borders. This field of journalism also includes reporting on international relations and global organizations, and it covers the latest developments in war zones or in countries facing natural disasters, such as famines.

A world news story often comes from a wire service, an organization that gathers and distributes articles to newspapers and radio or TV stations. In the past, wire services used telegraphy to transmit information in bulk; today, they often use the Internet or other communication technologies. Most major news agencies have a world news division, and the bulk of their articles are foreign in origin.

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