World News API

World News API

The World News API gives you access to thousands of news sources in over 50 languages from over 150 countries. News are semantically tagged allowing for semantic news search like never before.
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The World News API gives you access to thousands of news sources in over 50 languages from over 150 countries. News are semantically tagged allowing for semantic news search like never before.

Search International News Sources

The News API searches through thousands of news outlets world wide allowing you to get multiple views on the same issue. News is indexed in real time so you will get breaking news in the API as well as historic data.

Search by Location everywhere on Earth

News texts often mention locations such as cities, neighborhoods, or points of interest. We tag these locations which allows you to search for news that mention any location within a certain area.

Semantic search and text filtering combined

Semantic search allows you to find entities without caring about the exact spelling or synonyms used. For example, finding news about the USA you can search for Location:USA and all news mentioning the USA will be returned, no matter if they talk about the "US", the "United States" or the "United States of America".

You can also search for pure text matches, phrases, or exclude words from your search.

Filter by Source Country and Language

We index news in over 50 languages from over 150 countries. With simple country and language filters you can limit your search to the exact country and language. For example, you could search for Spanish news that originate in the USA or French news from Canada.

Combining country filter with other parameters allows you to dig really deep into the news coverage, e.g. you could compare news about a polarizing topic from different countries.

Search news for within time frames

Relevance of news is often short lived but new coverage is always in the context of what happened before. The API allows you to filter news by publish time to analyze content over time, for example, to detect shifts in opinions or amounts of news coverage of a certain topic over time.

Search by Positive and Negative News Coverage

News items (currently limited to English and German) are analyzed with AI trained sentiment classifiers assigning each news an overall value between -1 (negative) and +1 (positive).

World Wide Coverage

  • thousands of news sources
  • in 50+ languages
  • from 150+ countries
  • author extraction
  • image, title, description, and date extraction

Semantic Tagging

  • location extraction
  • organization extraction
  • person extraction
  • news author extraction
  • semantic search

Sentiment Analysis

  • assign sentiment to each news
  • filter news by sentiment

FAQ

The News API searches through thousands of news outlets worldwide allowing you to get multiple views on the same issue. News is indexed in real time so you will get breaking news as well as historical data in the API.

You can check the status and uptime of the API here: https://status.worldnewsapi.com

You may cache user-requested data to improve performance (for a maximum of 1 hour). After 1 hour, you must delete your cache and refresh the data via the World News API. If you stop using the World News API or if your access to the API is suspended for any reason, then you must delete all data you ever obtained from the World News API.

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The World News API gives you access to thousands of news sources in over 50 languages from over 150 countries. News are semantically tagged allowing for semantic news search like never before.