~ How to fetch decent & recent (& old) news ~
& Newspapers

On this page you'll find some useful engines (and tools) to find those pesky "news", yet, as always with media: caveat emptor!

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You'll find below a panoplia of tools that will allow you to gather quickly the most (or less) recent NEWS on a given thema, no matter its "kind", sensitivity or geographical location. Yet of course, in a world where almost all information sources are OWNED by the slavemasters, your only hope to gather some real info depends from your ability to "reconstruct" it yourself. Hence the importance of the ARCHIVED information, and of "older" news (historia docet).
To find (some rare snippets of) REAL info, you better check the
[behind the propaganda engines], and especially the [rare snippets of real info] subsections.

"When somebody points at the moon,
only a fool looks at the moon,
reversers look at the pointing finger,
and sometimes bite it off
(Ancient reversers' lore)

1st published @ searchlores.org in June 2004   (This version 0.13 was updated in December 2007... in fieri)
"New news": News feeds and newspapers
Guardian & Observer (ENG - complete - 1998 »)
The Economist (ENG - crippled - 1997 »)
Japan Times (ENG - complete - 1999 »)
BBC (ENG - complete - 1997 »)
Le monde diplomatique (FRA - complete - Last 2 y.)
El pais (ESP - crippled - 1976 »)
Die Zeit (DEU - complete - 1996 »)
La Repubblica (ITA - complete - 1998 »)
Al Jaazera (ENG - complete - 2000 »)
The Times of India (ENG - complete - 2001 »)
Le Soir (FRA - complete - 1994 »)
Berliner Zeitung (DEU - complete - 1994 »)
San Francisco Chronicle (ENG - complete - 1995 »)
The Hindu (ENG - complete - 2000 »)
Il Messaggero (ITA - complete - 1998 »)
International Herald Tribune (ENG - complete - 2002 »)
Minor Archives
Google's "Archives"


Alltheweb Advanced NEWS Search
Just change "angola" with whatever and hit enter
or click on the "search" button below
Search for -
Language -
Find results written in   
News Sources -
 International  US News
 Various Local News  Business
 Finance  Technology
 Sports  Traffic
 Weather  Entertainment
Domain Filters -
Filter results from specific domains (com, gov, dell.com, etc.)
Include results from
Exclude results from
Location -
Filter results by newpapers from a specific region (France, Colorado, San Diego)
Search articles from newspapers in
Source -
Filter results by news sources (News York Times, CNN, etc.)
Search articles from
Found -
Presentation -
Display   results per page
Sort results -
 Relevance  Date

Note that not all news services where created equal...

 [FAST (Alltheweb) news] (Maybe the BEST newsfeeds: updates news every hour & refresh its whole database every week, you might prefer to use the above form, which should be quicker than the original, linked one.

  [Google news (list)] [Google news (feed)] (Both good and useful)


Reuter (ENG)       AP (ENG)       Ansa (ITA)

(only the last 14 days)
Search the last two weeks' news, from Reuters
Reuters frequently sends out multiple versions, and most of these articles are not published in the newspapers. To browse the complete wire, just hit "go." Articles appear in chronological order.


AP, Associated Press
(only the last 7 days)
Search the last week's news, from AP
AP frequently sends out multiple versions, and most of these articles are not published in the newspapers.

AP, Associated Press (ENG);
Heavy Javascipt forms. Lot of crap advertisement. Use opera's "right click+block content" feature and use ready-made strings, like the following, changing subject as needed.
For instance "angola": http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/external/search.customwire.ap.org/wireCoreTool/Search?query=afghanistan

(only the most recent 2000-2500 feeds)
Search the last 2000 feeds , from Ansa
Very italo-centric. Lot of crap advertisement. Use opera's "right click+block content" feature.
Ansa frequently sends out multiple versions, and most of these articles are not published in the newspapers. To browse the complete wire, just hit "go." Articles appear in chronological order.

Cerca per:   

Example search string: http://www.ansa.it/webappnew/search/index.jsp?search=1&si=1&st=date&home=%2F&qt=venezia&submit=cerca&c=newscollection&lang=it&sb=date&home=%2F&ns=10

The power of subsidiarity searching

(http://www.thepaperboy.com/ ~ "5013 Newspapers From 175 Countries")

Newspaper Search

Other engines & listings: http://www.veoda.com/search/UFT-8/x.mpl?qry_str=online%20newspapers
Other engines & listings: http://www.ipl.org/div/news/ (University of Michigan, School of Information)
Other engines & listings: http://www.newsdirectory.com/listnews.php
Other engines & listings: http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/Top50/Top50-Current.htm

The semanthic reversing power of collating

(http://www.marumushi.com/apps/newsmap/: marumushi's newsmap
Some older readers may remember the even more beautiful "news aggregator with a geographical look" that was introduced on the web 5 years ago and then -alas- disappeared... There's another "really geographical aggregator, though: http://www.buzztracker.org/.

Goldmines of references...

Alas! Most newspapers nowadays still offer only a chronological selection (a couple of weeks) or a short summary of their news, and mostly demand money in order to access their archives.   

This is of course very stupid and shortsighted: there is a very interesting, and growing, 'pressure' that those almost useless blogs are applying on today's web: since noone cares to pay, or even simply to wait, in order to enter a newspaper's archive or a journal's database, blogs (and the web at large) are -automatically- more and more linking ONLY to databases that are always accessible, and I mean accessible without strings attached.
At the same time, since the importance of 'deep links for search engines' visibility is growing more and more, only idiots that want to disappear into irrelevance will insist in keeping their own archives (often the only interesting thing they have) inaccessible or barred behind a locked entrance. Transparent archives mean publicity, blocked archives mean irrelevance. See the journals section for more examples of this matter of fact.

The following list will allow you to access some COMPLETE (or crippled but still quite useful) newspapers' archives.

Guardian & Observer (ENG - complete - 1998 »)
The Economist (ENG - crippled - 1997 »)
Japan Times (ENG - complete - 1999 »)
BBC (ENG - complete - 1997 »)
Le monde diplomatique (FRA - complete - Last 2 y.)
El pais (ESP - crippled - 1976 »)
Die Zeit (DEU - complete - 1996 »)
La Repubblica (ITA - complete - 1998 »)
Al Jaazera (ENG - complete - 2000 »)
The Times of India (ENG - complete - 2001 »)
Le Soir (FRA - complete - 1994 »)
Berliner Zeitung (DEU - complete - 1994 »)
San Francisco Chronicle (ENG - complete - 1995 »)
The Hindu (ENG - complete - 2000 »)
The street com (USA - complete - 1996 »)
International Herald Tribune (ENG - complete - 2002 »)
Minor Archives
Google's "Archives"

Google's "Archives"

A new searchable archive that spans articles from the past 200 years. This new service should offer access to articles as far back as "the mid-1700s". As you can imagine, if true, this could come quite handy for general data mining and for any kind of terminological research, especially if, as planned, it will be expanded beyond english to all other main european languages.
Unfortunally most articles, and especially the oldest ones, are -idiotically- visible in extenso only under subscription or "pay-per-view" schemes.

   Advanced archive search
Archive search help

Guardian and Observer (> 1998 - complete)

"Guardian and Observer articles since September 1, 1998. "Verity" -type search engine" - "We have no plans to introduce a charge to read Guardian articles online" (April 2004)

DAILY: a good font of all-around information.


This is the structure of a querystring @ the Guardian's archive:

You can directly copy the following URL in the address field of your browser and modify the example (here the How+to+search snippet) with your querystring.
else use the form below:

Guardian Unlimited Web

"Uncluttered" PDA Guardian page: http://www.guardian.co.uk/pda.

The Economist (> 1997 - very short excerpts: "premium" articles for fee)

The Economist's search modules have a NorthernLight type engine that can be quite useful for quick references.
Do not lose time "loggin in for free": you still wont be allowed to see those articles.


sort by

Querystring example: &qr=%22search+engine%22&keywords=1&frommonth=01&fromyear=1997&tomonth=12&toyear=2004&rv=2

Le Monde diplomatique ("deux années d’archives" - complete)

MONTHLY: there is also a on-line version [in english].
Best unbiased professional information on the web.

recherche en texte intégral

par date  ~ sujet  ~ pays

Querystring example: http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/index/pays/angola

El pais (> 1976! - excerpts)

DAILY: The archive is searchable from 1976! Unfortunately it dishes out only short excerpts...

en ELPAIS.es
¿Dónde? sólo en la edición impresa
en los medios de PRISACOM
Entre el
y el

Japan Times (> 1999, complete)

"With The Japan Times search engine, you can search our archives for articles dating back to 1999, free of charge"

DO NOT use quotes & DO NOT use more than one term on the first field, duh

Optional: And  Or  But not 

Querystring example: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/JTsearch4.pl5?term1=angola&and=and&term2=

BBC (> 1997, complete)

Archives all the news published since November 1997.
There are two ways of accessing the archive:
Fast search: use the SEARCH box below; Advanced search (or click on the link in the search results page).
Since thousands of stories are being added every week, you will probably need to use more than one search word: The more words you enter, the better your results.
You can enter keywords, but you will get better results by entering longer free text - eg The night of the first Nato bombings of Serbia.
Default is the most relevant results first, but you can chose search by date on the results page.

You can use double quotes and the Boolean search terms AND, OR, NEAR and NOT, which must be in uppercase. For example search AND web NEAR engine
Use * as a wildcard. Alger* will find stories about Algeria, Algerians etc.

Querystring example: http://newssearch.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/search/results.pl?scope=newsukfs&tab=news&q=angola Note that if you add, for instance, ?start=20 to the query string, you go back in time accordingly (to page 20 of the results).

BBC Advanced Archive Search
SEARCH IN:      
All articles   Last week only   Stories from:

Die Zeit (> 1996, complete)

WEEKLY: Average/good snippets of information (in German): "Hier finden Sie alle Beiträge, die von 1996 bis heute über das Internet veröffentlicht wurden. Es handelt sich nicht um ein vollständiges Verzeichnis aller gedruckten Artikel unseres Blattes."

ONLY those articles that have been published on the web. Yet those are complete. 52 numbers for every year. Search function often broken.
Archive Index

La Repubblica (> 1998, complete)

DAILY: "Inserire le parole separate da spazi. Verranno trovati i documenti che contengono tutte le parole."
Seems to search only a small set out of 70000 documents, though.

La Repubblica: Ricerca complessa
  ordina i risultati
per importanza
per data
per data inversa (prima i più vecchi)
  mostra al più risultati per pagina
La Repubblica: ricerca complessa

You may alternatively search the "Corriere della sera" (most important italian daily), its archives go back to 1992(!) but will allow you to read for free only all articles of the last two weeks or only those articles that are SHORTER THAN 1000 characters for the whole 1992-today period.

Al Jazeera (> 2000, complete)

WEBBASED DAILY: Best arab coverage of world affairs in english "The alternative to CNN for Iraqi and Middle eastern affairs"

Cookies' infested. Go here and choose advanced search, then fill in the various fields before launching the archive search: http://english.aljazeera.net/HomePage

The Times of India (> 2001, complete)

DAILY: Subcontinental affairs. This is in fact -funny enough- "The world's largest daily English language broadsheet" (and also the only newspaper in english situated among the top indian 10)
Enter Word or Phrase:
Appearing In:
Look for Articles In:
Look for Articles Published:
Within past week Within past 30 days Within past 90 days
Within past year Since beginning
Date range:

Le Soir (> 1994, complete)

DAILY: Europe's Capital most important Newspaper. THEORETICALLY from 1994 onwards, yet they seem, until now, to have articles only from Mai 2003 onwards. You can check only the first 150 articles for each query, so refine your queryes whenever necessary.
QUAND? aujourd'hui
Depuis une semaine
Depuis un mois
Depuis 1 an
Depuis 1994
    DU AU
AFFICHER résultats par page.

Berliner Zeitung (> 1994, complete)

DAILY: Gewiss: this is not the best German newspaper, but its archives are complete and free.

(Mehrere Wörter mit Leerzeichen trennen)
Suche nach dem genauen Wort Wortanfang  
Zeitraum: von bis (Format: 20.05.2003)

San Francisco Chronicle (> 1995, complete)

DAILY: The San Francisco Chronicle is northern California's largest newspaper, it has a daily circulation of over 500,000 and has received the Pulitzer Prize on a number of occasions. Its archives are complete and free.


The archive search contains staff written articles only.
Chron. Ex.
Dates: to
or: Search Photo Archives  | Search Obituaries


The Hindu (> 2000, complete)

DAILY: Online edition of India's National Newspaper. Its archives, from 1st January, 2000 onwards , are complete and free.

The Hindu archives is available from 1st January, 2000 onwards

Select the date of issue and click "Get the Issue".

Very easy string: for instance http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/2003/02/03/ = Hindu, 2003/02/03 (February 03, 2003)

The Street Com (> 1996, complete)

DAILY: US minor business oriented web-paper. Its archives, from 1998 onward6, are complete and free.

Example search string: http://find.thestreet.com/cgi-bin/texis/find/results.html?nh=10&qt=london&x=0&y=0

  Term=  The street   

International Herald Tribune (> 2002, complete)

DAILY: All-European, minor, english Newspaper. Kind of thing you find in the planes, and read only there, if ever. Yet its archives, from 2002 onwards, are complete and free. You can often find thattaway full text articles from Associated Press, reuter and New York Times...

For instance: http://www.iht.com/cgi-bin/adv_search.cgi?key=angola&from_year=2002&from_mon=1&to_year=2004&to_mon=9

Date range   From:     
  To:      <-- thattaway you don't need to change it until 2009 :-)

Cui bono?

Apart from the obvious use for everyday's news checking purposes & in order to delve into the pseudo-information we get (in order not to slurp it, but to evaluate thoroughly what's going on), the various forms above can come quite handy for many a RESEARCH purpose. As you may imagine, for instance, in a society with extremely reduced attention spans (like our one, duh) checking what politicians (or whomever) said BEFORE an event you AFTERWARDS happen to know "the development of"... (a war, a law, a brawl, whatever) can be quite helpful to demonstrate (rarely) their competence, or (more frequently) their utter incompetence :-)

Note also that the above choices are necessarily limited and that there are, of course, MANY MORE historical "news" archives all around the web.
To underline but one specific example: A young (german speaking) student could, using the following site: http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno, immediately begin to prepare an "in depth" research on the austrian (and middle european) history between 1800 and 1938. Bet with you that with such material he could write a book more solide than many 'non web' historians could ever hope to write. And this is just ONE example of the incredible richness of the web! Similar archives and uncounted databases exist for all countries, every time frame, all languages... and always for free. You'll find them every time you need them... provided you know how to search!

Special Subjects
When special tools are needed

Israelo-Arab questions

Go to basic
"Every image should be seen from the other side"
Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)
Proof of how linguists can create a media stir simply by translating, accurately, cherry picked Arabic-language news stories.
Deals with Jihad and terrorism studies project, USA and the middle east, Reform in the arab and muslim world, Arab-israeli conflict, Inter-arab relations, Economic studies, Arab antisemitism documentation project.
They translate with gusto the most inflammatory anti-USA and ant-israeli rhetoric they can find in the Arabic press. Quite interesting, notwithstanding the obvious bias.

CAIR, Council on American-Islamic Relations, the counterpiece to memri above: "About Islam and American Muslims"

Debka: "A Web Site With the Inside Dope on the Middle East". A crudely designed, Jerusalem-based Web site that offers Middle Eastern military, diplomatic and intelligence information of suspected reliability, and yet far more detailed than what is offered by many news organizations.
Israeli intelligence snippets from an ex-economist correspondent and some heavy propaganda, but a lot of hard to find israeli news. Warning: they do not check facts very carefully and moreover they blend facts, fantasy and propaganda in ways that make it difficult to separate one from the other.

Al Jazeera
WEBBASED DAILY: Best arab coverage of world affairs in english "The alternative to CNN for Iraqi and Middle eastern affairs"
Cookies' infested. Go here and choose advanced search, then fill in the various fields before launching the archive search: http://english.aljazeera.net/HomePage

http://www.un.org/News/ (english)
http://www.un.org/french/newscentre/ (french)
United Nations news
Politically hypercorrect & boring, yet many news come from indipendent (non UP-AFP-reuter-dpa-ansa-efe) sources.

"Amazing: we have reached the point where (some) on line encyclopedias beat even the sixth Ausgabe of the Meyers lexicon"     (fravia+)

In order to "test" information on line, we use the classic "Battle of Austerlitz" example, that allows us to evaluate the results :-)

Wikipedia, the "sine qua non" when starting a complex search

Here the Battle of Austerlitz @ Wikipedia
Factbites, quite interesting australian aggregator
One of the best "starting points" around.
Enter topic:  

Battle of Austerlitz @ factbites
encyclopedia.com/: useful -for instance- for animals and plants


Microsoft's Encarta, for instance: http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=austerlitz
Very commercial infested and quite superficial, here the Battle of Austerlitz @ Encarta

everything2, very useful aggregator
Try "Austerlitz" but make sure you scroll down.

The 1911 edition of the encyclopedia Britannica
Unfortunately the porting to the web is miserable: search Austerlitz and get just some words inside the Jane Austen article :-(

Columbia Encyclopedia (Sixth Edition)
Superficial: see Austerlitz, but still useful for animals and plants, for instance.

Today's frontpages
Quite useful for the exegesis section

For instance (for the states)...


...and I am sure we can (and will) find many more...

For instance El pais

Clearly a LOT of material in order to reverse the very 'graphical' patterns used by the propaganda slavemasters...

Tricks against "signing in"
Also check the webbits section

Those annoying news with signing in options

Can be easily bypassed... as Nemo points out:

Just thought I'd share this with you... While searching for some info on google I stumbled across a NY Times article. But when I opened the article all I got was the sign in box. darn. So I thought, try google cache, but they were clever enough to add a nocache directive. No luck there.

But the google snippet had some real text from the article, so I know they are serving google something different than me. trying to make my mouth water by getting the pages included in the google index but snatching away the cake before I can eat it!

What the boys didn't think of though, was the google translation tool. Simply translate the page from X to English and voilla you get served the cloaked content! I guess NY Times are going to stuff that hole one day, but in the mean time it makes research so much easier!

That's a neat trick! Probably it should also work for other (news) cloakers... hehehe

This trick is of course -simply put- genial. The idiots that want your data --or your money-- to access their articles MUST INDICIZE those very "hidden" articles on the main search engines in the first time, else no lemming will come and smear his data and/or money around. So the complete text must be SEEN by the search engines' bots.

Hence they MUST ALLOW access to the search engines' bots. The more search engines, the more bots... the better. Google, Fast, Yahoo, Teoma, you name them.

Hence if you -say- spoof your referral, and/or use a translation service and/or use another of the many webbits tricks, you'r as good a reader as google

Try a New york times article on the form below (but if you use, as you always should, Opera+proxomitron it may not work... use --for this-- M$IE like the average zombies and you'll do the magic :-)

  Translate a web page:

Of course there are even more "funny" alternatives and tricks for those annoying "signing in" options.
Let's imagine you need an email address on the fly, in order to comply with such silly "registration" purposes, which as you no doubt know are just attempts to spam you and fill their databases with your preferences, tastes and choices.

Well, you don't even need to give them one of your own "pre-fabricated" fake identities (I have myself DOZENS of different completely fake email addresses, which may come useful inter alia to track who and where will spam you). But no, you don't need that, in fact you may use the services of http://www.pookmail.com/, mailinator and dozens of other useful "on the fly" emailaddresses fabricators.
You will get an email address THE VERY MOMENT YOU JUST VISIT THE PAGE, which you'll be able to use "l'espace d'un matin", since it will be deleted after a short while :-)

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