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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": "FWF559DQX8V0IGGPKFU6UBKRT1QAALYB",
                "url": "https:\/\/www.buzzfeednews.com\/article\/tanyachen\/time-to-talk-about-prank-culture-on-youtube",
                "keywords": [
                    "News"
                ],
                "title": "It's Time To Talk About \"Prank\" Culture On YouTube",
                "description": "In this week's newsletter: I address a kind of permeating content that's built the careers of the platform's biggest creators \u2014 but it walks a line between entertainment and abuse.View Entire Post \u203a...",
                "author": "",
                "date": "2021-02-26 19:00:28",
                "source_name": "BuzzFeed News",
                "image": "https:\/\/img.buzzfeed.com\/buzzfeed-static\/static\/2021-02\/25\/22\/campaign_images\/4314bd84ac6c\/its-time-to-talk-about-prank-culture-on-youtube-2-6512-1614290919-6_dblbig.jpg"
            },
            {
                "id": "7AXIESNF3M12EJ47QNQYN5CIPHZV28WT",
                "url": "http:\/\/japantimes.co.jp\/news\/2021\/02\/26\/national\/japanese-journalist-arrested-myanmar\/",
                "keywords": [
                    "News"
                ],
                "title": "Japanese journalist detained by Myanmar police at protest in Yangon",
                "description": "Yuki Kitazumi, who previously wrote for the Nikkei and now works as a freelance journalist, was apparently beaten during his arrest. His safety has yet...",
                "author": "",
                "date": "2021-02-26 18:45:30",
                "source_name": "The Japan Times",
                "image": "https:\/\/cdn-japantimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/02\/np_file_72218-870x489.jpeg"
            },
            {
                "id": "TL8UPUMATSL0PGCQ7MKDB2SBFRWP6BUZ",
                "url": "http:\/\/japantimes.co.jp\/news\/2021\/02\/26\/national\/coronavirus-vaccine-scams\/",
                "keywords": [
                    "News"
                ],
                "title": "Japan on high alert for COVID-19 vaccination scams",
                "description": "Vaccine-linked scams emerged in January, according to an official, when the approach of the vaccine program quickly captured national attention...",
                "author": "",
                "date": "2021-02-26 18:39:36",
                "source_name": "The Japan Times",
                "image": "https:\/\/cdn-japantimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/02\/np_file_72109-870x489.jpeg"
            },
            {
                "id": "WLBTUMOPD2EIDLCL249GWIKSXAKZZIFS",
                "url": "https:\/\/www.buzzfeednews.com\/article\/benhenry\/ryan-reynolds-david-beckham-aviation-gin-instagram-comment",
                "keywords": [
                    "News"
                ],
                "title": "Ryan Reynolds Responded To David Beckham's Instagram Comment With A NSFW Joke And It Might Be His Best One Yet",
                "description": "Ryan Reynolds \u2014 the king of social media and, uh, intense wrist training!View Entire Post \u203a...",
                "author": "",
                "date": "2021-02-26 18:27:13",
                "source_name": "BuzzFeed News",
                "image": "https:\/\/img.buzzfeed.com\/buzzfeed-static\/static\/2021-02\/26\/12\/enhanced\/6df02891e13b\/original-227-1614341581-12.jpg?crop=1244:829;0,0"
            },
            {
                "id": "7TYYQXITCOMVROLZRFJZFESQENU89E9W",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.syfy.com\/syfywire\/superman-reboot-ta-nehisi-coates-jj-abrams",
                "title": "'Superman' film reboot coming from Ta-Nehisi Coates and J.J. Abrams; no word on if Henry Cavill will return",
                "description": "Superman is expected to return to a big screen near you, just not in the way you might've expected. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is developing a reboot of its film franchise centered around DC's famous Man of Steel...",
                "author": "",
                "date": "2021-02-26 18:25:11",
                "source_name": "SYFY"
            },
            {
                "id": "LKYE1TFRBGI5BP0J6UQCG2QSM8HHW7BO",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.nme.com\/news\/music\/bobby-shmurda-role-model-after-prison-2890010?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bobby-shmurda-role-model-after-prison",
                "keywords": [
                    "Music News",
                    "News",
                    "Rap"
                ],
                "title": "Bobby Shmurda wants to be a \u201crole model\u201d after prison",
                "description": "The rapper was released from jail earlier this week The post Bobby Shmurda wants to be a \u201crole model\u201d after prison appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News...",
                "author": "Rhian Daly",
                "date": "2021-02-26 18:18:24",
                "source_name": "NME",
                "image": "http:\/\/www.nme.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/02\/GettyImages-460945880.jpg"
            },
            {
                "id": "LZAO9L9RKWIF1JKPMVBYNFUW1TKCS7OI",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.nme.com\/news\/gaming-news\/thq-nordic-appears-to-tease-destroy-all-humans-2-remake-2890024?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thq-nordic-appears-to-tease-destroy-all-humans-2-remake",
                "keywords": [
                    "Gaming News",
                    "News",
                    "Video Game Culture"
                ],
                "title": "THQ Nordic appears to tease \u2018Destroy All Humans 2\u2019 remake",
                "description": "The new promo video has fans in a spin The post THQ Nordic appears to tease \u2018Destroy All Humans 2\u2019 remake appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News...",
                "author": "Miri Teixeira",
                "date": "2021-02-26 18:17:10",
                "source_name": "NME",
                "image": "http:\/\/www.nme.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/07\/072720-Destroy-All-Humans-Remake-Black-Forest-Games-Image5.jpg"
            },
            {
                "id": "GZHFXFKVGRXPGOA3ULN7WMBTYQBKR1A0",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.vogue.co.uk\/beauty\/article\/body-sculpting-treatments",
                "keywords": [
                    "Beauty"
                ],
                "title": "5 Simple Beauty Sculpting Treatments For The Path Back To Your Pre-Lockdown Body",
                "description": "From Emsculpt NEO to the toning skincare products that help firm and sculpt, this is how to get your body back for the post-pandemic big reveal, in 5 simple body treatments...",
                "author": "Hannah Coates",
                "date": "2021-02-26 18:04:52",
                "source_name": "British Vogue",
                "image": "https:\/\/media.vogue.co.uk\/photos\/6038e2c49935b3c5713bf39d\/master\/pass\/CNSTMMGLPICT000000708090.jpg"
            }
        ],
        "language": "en",
        "number": "8",
        "offset": 0
    },
    "message": null
}
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": "PFFQ0MXNTB2GHICUJMNW4165P3OSSND5",
                "url": "https:\/\/www.nbcnews.com\/politics\/congress\/house-vote-biden-s-1-9-trillion-covid-relief-bill-n1258883",
                "title": "House to vote on Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill with $1,400 checks",
                "description": "The measure is expected to pass the House, but a provision to raise the minimum wage is likely to die in the Senate...",
                "author": "Sahil Kapur and Frank Thorp V",
                "date": "2021-02-26 17:37:59",
                "source_name": "NBC News",
                "image": "https:\/\/media1.s-nbcnews.com\/i\/newscms\/2020_52\/3418114\/201007-stimulus-check-mc-936_477a8d449f4733d65b1a54c4a5808463.JPG"
            },
            {
                "id": "EZKKWQMNOPFB7HT31WUYCPIV4V56GMO1",
                "url": "https:\/\/www.independent.ie\/world-news\/nice-residents-banned-from-beaches-as-covid-cases-soar-40135984.html",
                "keywords": [
                    "World News"
                ],
                "title": "Nice residents banned from beaches as Covid cases soar",
                "description": "Residents of Nice are being banned from strolling on the city\u2019s beaches under a temporary local lockdown imposed to curb soaring Covid-19 infections...",
                "author": "",
                "date": "2021-02-26 16:27:16",
                "source_name": "Independent.ie",
                "image": "https:\/\/www.independent.ie\/world-news\/17597\/40135982.ece\/AUTOCROP\/w1240h700\/ipanews_22a83177-ada8-467b-a14f-957f3e6560a9_1"
            },
            {
                "id": "DNY9JFJHMTEX5HWOUKUDSCV6IA7WALQQ",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.dailymail.co.uk\/news\/article-9303331\/Covid-symptom-tracker-app-estimates-UK-cases-levelled-9-500-day-not-shrinking.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490",
                "title": "Britain's Covid R rate is still at lowest ever level and outbreak has HALVED in size in a fortnight",
                "description": "The UK's R rate - measuring the spread of the virus - is between 0.6 and 0.9, according to Sage experts, showing the second wave is still shrinking across the country...",
                "author": "",
                "date": "2021-02-26 15:55:01",
                "source_name": "Mail Online",
                "image": "http:\/\/i.dailymail.co.uk\/1s\/2021\/02\/26\/14\/39804022-0-image-m-50_1614350410989.jpg"
            },
            {
                "id": "QCGWRS3NH01DM7BFIUBGMFE62CO9TOZR",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.dailymail.co.uk\/news\/article-9303213\/JCVI-set-unveil-Covid-vaccine-priority-list-50s-jabbed.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490",
                "title": "Police fury over Covid vaccine roll-out snub: JCVI says jab will be offered to people based on age",
                "description": "The Department of Health today confirmed it will follow the advice from the JCVI and continue with its 'age-based rollout' once it gets past the top priority groups by April 15, with those in their 40s next...",
                "author": "",
                "date": "2021-02-26 15:52:05",
                "source_name": "Mail Online",
                "image": "http:\/\/i.dailymail.co.uk\/1s\/2021\/02\/26\/12\/39797724-0-image-m-30_1614340982544.jpg"
            },
            {
                "id": "JPCXD85E73TW8QJODW7TAS2VMSA4QOFU",
                "url": "https:\/\/www.theguardian.com\/world\/2021\/feb\/26\/gods-fireworks-plague-taiwan-folk-festival-takes-aim-covid-yanshui-beehive",
                "keywords": [
                    "Taiwan",
                    "Coronavirus",
                    "Asia Pacific",
                    "World news",
                    "Infectious diseases"
                ],
                "title": "Gods, fireworks and plague: Taiwan folk festival takes aim at Covid",
                "description": "Yanshui beehive fireworks festival was almost cancelled but has gone ahead in hope of warding off virusCoronavirus \u2013 latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe fuse was lit. Dozens of helmeted worshippers and adrenaline seekers stood stoic if they could, or ran from the flaming pr...",
                "author": "Helen Davidson  Taipei",
                "date": "2021-02-26 14:08:47",
                "source_name": "the Guardian",
                "image": "https:\/\/i.guim.co.uk\/img\/media\/c2c56212faf2ea6aee97e9aae7f38f8108edaab7\/0_275_4684_2811\/master\/4684.jpg?width=460&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=1217e5d55f853cb43e21a92f1041ec08"
            },
            {
                "id": "BDN5KZ63RAFVGP9IXLW042JTDJVLIYZV",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.nationalreview.com\/news\/senate-parliamentarian-rejects-15-minimum-wage-in-covid-relief-bill\/",
                "keywords": [
                    "Economy & Business",
                    "Politics & Policy",
                    "Coronavirus",
                    "Minimum Wage",
                    "Senate"
                ],
                "title": "Senate Parliamentarian Rejects $15 Minimum Wage in COVID Relief Bill",
                "description": "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House would still include a $15 minimum wage when it convenes to vote on coronavirus relief later on Friday...",
                "author": "Zachary Evans",
                "date": "2021-02-26 13:55:48",
                "source_name": "National Review",
                "image": "https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/www.nationalreview.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/02\/Minimum-Wage-California.jpg?fit=796,464&ssl=1"
            },
            {
                "id": "BEQNNR8AILYOCVMO59AF6SF1SGHTZYXM",
                "url": "http:\/\/www.huffingtonpost.co.uk\/entry\/vaccine-passports-covid_uk_6038d228c5b6b745c4b63a35",
                "keywords": [
                    "Politics",
                    "coronavirus",
                    "Opinion",
                    "Vaccine",
                    "vaccine passports",
                    "vaccine-passports"
                ],
                "title": "Covid Has Divided Society. Vaccine Passports Will Make It Worse",
                "description": "Any discussion on vaccination seems guaranteed to polarise public opinion. The most recent iteration of debate concerns the ethics, value and practicalities of rumoured so-called \u2018vaccine passports\u2019, issued by the government, which would allow those who have been vaccinated to follow les...",
                "author": "Jay Patel",
                "date": "2021-02-26 12:51:33",
                "source_name": "HuffPost UK",
                "image": "https:\/\/img.huffingtonpost.com\/asset\/6038d5563f0000f800a3f132.jpg"
            },
            {
                "id": "QN58LOAGSXT3O9N1OIMSMXZAWCEIH4KF",
                "url": "https:\/\/www.nbcnews.com\/news\/world\/covid-russian-diplomats-leave-north-korea-hand-pushed-railcar-n1258921",
                "title": "Russian diplomats leave North Korea by hand-pushed railcar after Covid shuts travel, borders",
                "description": "Already isolated before the Covid-19 pandemic, North Korea has shut its doors even tighter in an effort to fight the virus...",
                "author": "Matthew Bodner",
                "date": "2021-02-26 12:36:00",
                "source_name": "NBC News",
                "image": "http:\/\/media2.s-nbcnews.com\/i\/newscms\/2021_08\/3452877\/210226-korea-russia-diplomats-mc-8572_2365bfc4323996a1af46524a5cdf687c.JPG"
            }
        ],
        "language": "en",
        "number": "8",
        "offset": 0
    },
    "message": null
}
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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