World news refers to international news coverage, although some journalism scholars argue that this category is too narrow and should be expanded to include a wider range of topics (such as global business or global economic trends). A major subfield of world news is war journalism, and there are two types of journalists who practice it: the foreign correspondent, employed full-time by a newspaper or other news source, and the special envoy sent abroad for an extended period to cover a particular topic or story.
In a rare move, the US State Department has designated Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism. The designation is meant to deter Iran from supporting terrorism and will make it more difficult for the country to buy military equipment.
A new vaccine is a ray of hope for Nigeria, which has the highest rate of malaria deaths worldwide. But it’s far from certain that the drug will reach those who need it most.
An Iranian film that ridicules the Prophet Mohammed reaches theaters in some countries. The Faroe Islands hunt on average 800 pilot whales each year. Ukraine passes the 500 day mark of fighting. And the artificial sweetener aspartame is declared a possible carcinogen.
The world is a big place with plenty of things to write about, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. That’s where this collection of the most compelling news stories, images and videos from around the globe comes in handy.