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Fetching top news using News API

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 22 Feb, 2021

News API is a simple JSON-based REST API for searching and retrieving news articles from all over the web. Using this, one can fetch the top stories running on a news website or can search top news on a specific topic (or keyword).

News can be retrieved based on some criteria. Say the topic (keyword) to be searched is ‘Geeksforgeeks’ or might be concerned to a specific channel. All can be done, but the API key is needed to get started. 

Steps :

1. Visit to get your own API key.

2. Install requests package.

Below is the implementation of the above idea : 


# importing requests package
import requests    
def NewsFromBBC():
    # BBC news api
    # following query parameters are used
    # source, sortBy and apiKey
    query_params = {
      "source": "bbc-news",
      "sortBy": "top",
      "apiKey": "4dbc17e007ab436fb66416009dfb59a8"
    main_url = ""
    # fetching data in json format
    res = requests.get(main_url, params=query_params)
    open_bbc_page = res.json()
    # getting all articles in a string article
    article = open_bbc_page["articles"]
    # empty list which will
    # contain all trending news
    results = []
    for ar in article:
    for i in range(len(results)):
        # printing all trending news
        print(i + 1, results[i])
    #to read the news out loud for us
    from win32com.client import Dispatch
    speak = Dispatch("SAPI.Spvoice")
# Driver Code
if __name__ == '__main__':
    # function call

Output : 

1 Italy to lift coronavirus travel restrictions
2 White House 'Operation Warp Speed' to look for Covid jab
3 Two Americas in the nation's capital
4 Kobe Bryant helicopter crash post-mortem released
5 Little things people are doing while socially distanced
6 The last 'normal' photo on your phone
7 'They came to kill the mothers'
8 EU-UK Brexit trade talks in trouble
9 Trial starts to see if dogs can 'sniff out' virus
10 Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr dies aged 81

Note: Output may change based on the top articles at the time.

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