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The Webit News Search API lets you effortlessly build web-connected apps and services that find costantly updated organized information from the world.
Introduction
The Webit News Search API lets you effortlessly build web-connected apps and services that find costantly updated organized information from the world. And it is completely FREE of charge.
API testing and usage
If you want to start using the News Search service or just want to test it a little, just press the button below.
You will need a RapidAPI account. The whole process is completely FREE of charge and no credit card is required.
Available endpoints
The News Search API has two major endpoints: "Trending" and "Search". Examples, roles and parameters explanations are extensively documented in the upcoming paragraphs.
Live Examples
In this sections are listed some examples for each available endpoint.
Trending
Here is the latest live result for the trending articles endpoint. For trying it on your own, just the endpoint playground as stated into the Introduction paragraph.
{
    "status": "success",
    "data": {
        "results": [
            {
                "id": "UYWOTR0J9FBPUJULDSBOZHM3EYMGZRWD",
                "url": "https:\/\/www.theguardian.com\/fashion\/2021\/apr\/20\/a-frou-frou-boob-tube-and-metallic-pink-trousers-the-outfits-readers-cant-wait-to-wear",
                "keywords": [
                    "Fashion",
                    "Life and style"
                ],
                "title": "A frou frou boob tube and metallic pink trousers: the outfits readers can\u2019t wait to wear",
                "description": "After a year in fleeces, leggings and pyjamas, many of us are yearning for escapist dressing \u2013 from bespoke suits to peep-toe shoesI cannot wait to wear my kitten heels again. They live in my porch and have been gathering dust but they twinkle and wink at me. I am sick of wearing flat sh...",
                "author": "Guardian readers",
                "date": "2021-04-20 12:30:37",
                "source_name": "the Guardian",
                "image": "https:\/\/i.guim.co.uk\/img\/media\/e0baa0153305cff9260be9a184c7f6b202e4b4a7\/0_210_1242_745\/master\/1242.jpg?width=460&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=46ee042f21ee0428e7cb9c58e180db52"
            },
            {
                "id": "TXRE5VKVG1D30D8ANDBFZHSAYFZ42TB6",
                "url": "http:\/\/thehill.com\/homenews\/morning-report\/549136-the-hills-morning-report",
                "title": "The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP draws line on taxes; nation braces for Chauvin verdict",
                "description": "Presented by Facebook Welcome to The Hill\u2019s Morning Report. Today is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @al...",
                "author": "Kyle Balluck",
                "date": "2021-04-20 12:28:11",
                "source_name": "TheHill",
                "image": "http:\/\/thehill.com\/sites\/default\/files\/styles\/article_full\/public\/newsletter-open_042021getty.jpg?itok=cXLAlmJS"
            },
            {
                "id": "NHDOPY9BSYSE6NPIIXDDVTIEGQWAFCKU",
                "url": "https:\/\/www.nbcnews.com\/news\/world\/u-s-ambassador-russia-fly-back-amid-worsening-tensions-n1264592",
                "title": "U.S. envoy to Russia to fly back amid worsening tensions",
                "description": "Russia recalled its envoy last month after President Joe Biden said he thought Vladimir Putin was a \"killer.\"...",
                "author": "Reuters",
                "date": "2021-04-20 12:27:00",
                "source_name": "NBC News",
                "image": "http:\/\/media4.s-nbcnews.com\/i\/newscms\/2021_16\/3466102\/210420-john_sullivan-mc-1044_9e4a8521711081e4f8c980dbd55e0238.jpg"
            },
            {
                "id": "J9UPM5VWIERYV3XW8PL26POFRUXBDMRG",
                "url": "https:\/\/www.theguardian.com\/film\/2021\/apr\/20\/golden-globes-former-president-sends-anti-blm-black-lives-matter-email",
                "keywords": [
                    "Film",
                    "Golden Globes",
                    "Race",
                    "Black Lives Matter movement",
                    "US news",
                    "World news",
                    "Culture",
                    "Awards and prizes"
                ],
                "title": "Golden Globes crisis continues as former president sends anti-BLM email",
                "description": "Hollywood Foreign Press Association apologises after Phil Berk emails article to members that calls Black Lives Matter a \u2018racist hate group\u2019Already under fire for its failings over membership diversity, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organisation behind the Golden Gl...",
                "author": "Andrew Pulver",
                "date": "2021-04-20 12:26:02",
                "source_name": "the Guardian",
                "image": "https:\/\/i.guim.co.uk\/img\/media\/e823aa4f3d9c217aa44842701ec00b80bee9f175\/0_0_5000_3000\/master\/5000.jpg?width=460&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=4e2a9f93d3be6d8b7089f678a6a05847"
            },
            {
                "id": "MA1GQSCG5H0RMCEABNP4IJVMSAFQ5UWI",
                "url": "https:\/\/news.err.ee\/1608184156\/foreign-minister-estonia-willing-to-consider-granting-navalny-asylum",
                "keywords": [
                    "News"
                ],
                "title": "Foreign minister: Estonia willing to consider granting Navalny asylum",
                "description": "Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets does not support former President Toomas Hendrik Ilves' proposal to freeze all Russian citizens' EU entry visas and says that Estonia is prepared to consider granting asylum to Alexey Navalny...",
                "author": "",
                "date": "2021-04-20 12:26:00",
                "source_name": "ERR",
                "image": "https:\/\/s.err.ee\/photo\/crop\/2021\/04\/01\/971884hcfcat4.jpg"
            },
            {
                "id": "LV0GSTDPWU1RSYXLCVUYQ6G7CKXFV6JA",
                "url": "https:\/\/nypost.com\/2021\/04\/20\/inside-the-bigfoot-legend-at-the-center-of-hulus-sasquatch\/",
                "title": "Why we\u2019re obsessed with the Bigfoot legend at the center of Hulu\u2019s \u2018Sasquatch\u2019",
                "description": "The new Hulu docuseries \u201cSasquatch\u201d is built around journalist David Holthouse\u2019s account of one very strange night in northern California in 1993. While Holthouse was visiting a friend on a marijuana farm, a terrified visitor arrived in the middle of the night, telling stories about seei...",
                "author": "Sara Stewart",
                "date": "2021-04-20 12:18:01",
                "source_name": "New York Post",
                "image": "https:\/\/nypost.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/2\/2021\/04\/bigfoot.jpg?quality=90&strip=all"
            },
            {
                "id": "0TTHMSNDF6ZERV01EP8EDJHGOJFZLDVG",
                "url": "https:\/\/news.err.ee\/1608183976\/900-more-people-died-in-first-quarter-of-2021-than-last-year",
                "keywords": [
                    "News"
                ],
                "title": "900 more people died in first quarter of 2021 than last year",
                "description": "Fifteen fewer children were born and 921 more people died In the first quarter of 2021 compared with the same time period in 2020, data published by Statistics Estonia shows...",
                "author": "",
                "date": "2021-04-20 12:15:00",
                "source_name": "ERR",
                "image": "https:\/\/s.err.ee\/photo\/crop\/2021\/04\/20\/986953h97a7t4.jpg"
            },
            {
                "id": "MQSBP4X9BSYFZDCP8M1JQWZAK8RGUITY",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.billboard.com\/articles\/news\/9559344\/rufus-du-sol-third-los-angles-concert-new-music\/",
                "keywords": [
                    "Dance",
                    "News"
                ],
                "title": "R\u00fcf\u00fcs Du Sol Adds Third Los Angles Concert, Promises \u2018Plenty of New Music\u2019 to Come",
                "description": "R\u00fcf\u00fcs Du Sol this week added a third date to their November headline run at L.A.\u2019s Banc of California Stadium, after the first two shows sold-out in rapid time...",
                "author": "Lars Brandle",
                "date": "2021-04-20 12:11:26",
                "source_name": "Billboard",
                "image": "https:\/\/static.billboard.com\/files\/media\/Rufus-Du-Sol-2019-coachella-a-billboard-1548-150x150.jpg"
            }
        ],
        "language": "en",
        "number": null,
        "offset": 0
    },
    "message": "The maximum results \"number\" for your plan is \"\" Results have been capped to \"\". For higher amounts, please upgrade your plan or contact our support team for requesting a custom quota."
}
Search
Here is the latest live result for "covid" search term. For testing your own queries, reach the endpoint playground mentioned into the Introduction section.
{
    "status": "success",
    "data": {
        "results": [
            {
                "id": "TXRE5VKVG1D30D8ANDBFZHSAYFZ42TB6",
                "url": "http:\/\/thehill.com\/homenews\/morning-report\/549136-the-hills-morning-report",
                "title": "The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP draws line on taxes; nation braces for Chauvin verdict",
                "description": "Presented by Facebook Welcome to The Hill\u2019s Morning Report. Today is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @al...",
                "author": "Kyle Balluck",
                "date": "2021-04-20 12:28:11",
                "source_name": "TheHill",
                "image": "http:\/\/thehill.com\/sites\/default\/files\/styles\/article_full\/public\/newsletter-open_042021getty.jpg?itok=cXLAlmJS"
            },
            {
                "id": "KN3IVZWK6UFR1WGDCEBKB3H4PIH7NAAD",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.newyorker.com\/news\/q-and-a\/how-covid-19-surged-again-in-india",
                "title": "How COVID-19 Surged Again in India",
                "description": "A conversation about the crisis in Mumbai and the risks of rapid reopening...",
                "author": "Isaac Chotiner",
                "date": "2021-04-20 12:00:00",
                "source_name": "The New Yorker",
                "image": "https:\/\/media.newyorker.com\/photos\/607e01e1806e302d38923511\/master\/pass\/Chotiner-CovidIndia.jpg"
            },
            {
                "id": "E4LKEDZOB78SPEQMTXBC6SHCW9W8GQ5S",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.scmp.com\/coronavirus\/analysis-opinion\/article\/3130304\/coronavirus-national-pride-has-no-place-vaccine",
                "title": "Coronavirus: national pride has no place in vaccine development while a global pandemic is raging",
                "description": "Until late last year, scientists were satisfied with a safe Covid-19 vaccine that was more than 50 per cent effective.That is a realistic expectation for a first-generation vaccine and it is how flu shots have fared.For a pandemic such as Covid-19, any means of cutting hospital admission...",
                "author": "Josephine Ma",
                "date": "2021-04-20 11:49:25",
                "source_name": "South China Morning Post",
                "image": "https:\/\/cdn.i-scmp.com\/sites\/default\/files\/styles\/1280x720\/public\/d8\/video\/thumbnail\/2021\/04\/12\/web_plain_china_mixing_vaccines.jpg?itok=vBHar0xy"
            },
            {
                "id": "1B1TC20ZMNADL9HJ8FUNOOY0TUW4ZREH",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.telegraph.co.uk\/global-health\/science-and-disease\/covid-news-coronavirus-vaccine-uk-lockdown-cases-india-variant\/",
                "keywords": [
                    "structure:news",
                    "structure:global-health-security",
                    "structure:science-and-disease",
                    "storytype:standard"
                ],
                "title": "Coronavirus latest news: India red list decision 'taken too late', says former government adviser",
                "author": "Gareth Davies",
                "date": "2021-04-20 11:31:06",
                "source_name": "Telegraph.co.uk",
                "image": "http:\/\/www.telegraph.co.uk\/content\/dam\/global-health\/2021\/04\/19\/TELEMMGLPICT000254714168_trans_NvBQzQNjv4Bqp9c5WVj0Jr0gvyuux5WeKI-QD44-voN49g7o0Fjx2T4.jpeg"
            },
            {
                "id": "KZFDGT7G4NSCFOP31UFROSDW03ZY17WE",
                "url": "https:\/\/news.err.ee\/1608183793\/new-covid-19-working-group-chief-supports-younger-people-mass-vaccination",
                "keywords": [
                    "Coronavirus"
                ],
                "title": "New COVID-19 working group chief supports younger people mass vaccination",
                "description": "The chief of a new working group tasked with overseeing the coronavirus vaccination process in Estonia says that he supports vaccinating under-65s, in order to get coronavirus vaccinations for the populace as a whole in Estonia rolled out as soon as possible, ETV news show \"Aktuaalne kaa...",
                "author": "",
                "date": "2021-04-20 11:31:00",
                "source_name": "ERR",
                "image": "https:\/\/s.err.ee\/photo\/crop\/2021\/04\/05\/974581h3dd4t4.png"
            },
            {
                "id": "ZZKLLDMXNM4SNHOE9FVGLJ8OACAHB4W2",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.billboard.com\/articles\/news\/9559339\/mcfly-harry-judd-tests-positive-covid-19\/",
                "keywords": [
                    "News"
                ],
                "title": "McFly\u2019s Harry Judd Tests Positive For COVID-19: \u2018Everything Smells Like Vinegar\u2019",
                "description": "McFly drummer Harry Judd is recovering after contracting COVID-19...",
                "author": "Lars Brandle",
                "date": "2021-04-20 11:02:48",
                "source_name": "Billboard",
                "image": "https:\/\/static.billboard.com\/files\/media\/mcfly-portrait-2016-billboard-1548-b-150x150.jpg"
            },
            {
                "id": "5EOGAUQND8DVABAUIP4K1QHYDLWPNEGF",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.scmp.com\/week-asia\/opinion\/article\/3130279\/why-mrna-covid-19-vaccines-pfizers-jab-should-be-part-long-term",
                "title": "Why mRNA Covid-19 vaccines like Pfizer\u2019s jab should be part of a long-term public health strategy",
                "description": "Last week, the chief executive of Pfizer said anyone who receives its Covid-19 vaccine will probably need to have a third dose within 6-12 months after being fully immunised, and then likely one dose every year going forward.We\u2019ll need these because it\u2019s likely that, for many of us, immu...",
                "author": "Nathan Bartlett",
                "date": "2021-04-20 11:00:21",
                "source_name": "South China Morning Post",
                "image": "https:\/\/cdn.i-scmp.com\/sites\/default\/files\/styles\/1280x720\/public\/d8\/video\/thumbnail\/2021\/04\/02\/vaccine_ingredients_thumbnail_plain.jpg?itok=FcdyS9Ic"
            },
            {
                "id": "PDDDXWN5WE1SB8VIUVI2CEOUNL97BFYO",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.nme.com\/news\/music\/festival-boss-on-historic-liverpool-pilot-gig-punters-will-be-able-to-behave-like-covid-never-happened-2924091?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=festival-boss-on-historic-liverpool-pilot-gig-punters-will-be-able-to-behave-like-covid-never-happened",
                "keywords": [
                    "Festivals",
                    "Music News",
                    "News",
                    "Reading & Leeds Festival",
                    "Coronavirus",
                    "Indie"
                ],
                "title": "Festival boss on \u201chistoric\u201d Liverpool pilot gig: \u201cPunters will be able to behave like COVID never happened\u201d",
                "description": "Melvin Benn explains what to expect from the Sefton Park show with Blossoms, The Lathums and Zuzu The post Festival boss on \u201chistoric\u201d Liverpool pilot gig: \u201cPunters will be able to behave like COVID never happened\u201d appeared first on NME...",
                "author": "Andrew Trendell",
                "date": "2021-04-20 10:49:29",
                "source_name": "NME",
                "image": "http:\/\/www.nme.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/08\/BLOSSOMS_7439_JF.jpg"
            }
        ],
        "language": "en",
        "number": null,
        "offset": 0
    },
    "message": "The maximum results \"number\" for your plan is \"\" Results have been capped to \"\". For higher amounts, please upgrade your plan or contact our support team for requesting a custom quota."
}
Endpoints
As mentioned in the Introduction, there are two available endpoints for this API service: "Trending" and "Search".
Trending
The "Trending" returns a set of trending articles for the given input language.
The parameters details and usage are listed below:
  • string language, required, is used to show trending articles by language; it acceptes the following ISO 639-1 language codes: en, it.
Search
The "Search" endpoint returns a subset of articles for the given input keywords and language.
The parameters details and usage are listed below:
  • string language, required, is used to show trending articles by language; it acceptes the following ISO 639-1 language codes: en, it;
  • string q, required, is a string including the search terms to seek articles for.
Support
In this section are listed the support specifications for this API service.
Trending
The only supported languages actually are English [en] and Italian [it].
Search
The only supported languages actually are English [en] and Italian [it].
Limitations
In this section are listed the limitations for this API service.
Trending
The maximum number of results for each API call is 50.
Search
The maximum number of results for each API call is 50.
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