The world news (also international or foreign news) is a term in the media for reports of events that occur in a country other than the one where a newspaper or television station is located. During the first days of modern journalism, when nation-states were still incipient, most news was foreign, as registered by the courants of 17th century Europe: The Daily Courant (England), The Nieuwe Tijudinger (Antwerp), the Relation or Zeitung (Strasbourg), and Avisa Relation oder Zeitung (Wolfenbuttel).
When referring to an individual newspaper or television station, world news is often used to distinguish that particular publication from a sister publication that covers local events in a different region. In the case of a large news agency, world news refers to the fact that it carries stories from around the globe and may be a good source for reporting on international conflicts.
The president of Burundi has condemned rumours that he was subject to a coup while away in New York for two weeks. Evariste Ndayishimiye says those who spread the rumours are “people who have always wanted to paint a bad image of Burundi”.
Meanwhile, a capsule carrying the remains of an asteroid has landed safely in Utah. Scientists say that there is a very low chance of the craft ever being re-animated. In other news, the speaker of Canada’s House of Commons apologises for honouring a former Nazi unit member and a judge finds a rapper could face jail after admitting he was involved in fraud.