News is important for a number of reasons within a society. Mainly to inform the public about events that are around them and may affect them. Often news is for entertainment purposes too to provide a distraction of information about other places people are unable to get to or have little influence over. News can make people feel connected too.

ISE Library strives to offer access to reliable, ad-free, age-appropriate resources on news and current events.


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General News sites

BBC news
Breaking news, sport, TV, radio and a whole lot more. The BBC informs, educates and entertains - wherever you are, whatever your age.

CNN news
CNN delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more.

ERR news
Estonian Public Broadcasting newsite in English

Postimees Estonian news
Postimees explains, in English, to the world the everyday of Estonian life: news, politics, economy, sports, culture and entertainment.

World newspapers
Database of World newspapers, magazines, and news sites in English, sorted by country and region.

Student News sites

CBBC Newsround
The home of BBC news and fun facts for kids. Find out what is going on, with stories, pictures and videos. Try a quiz or one of our free games.

CNN student news
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists and educators at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year.

Our Little Earth
Great resource and online site on current events from around the globe for students, teachers, schools, libraries, and clubs. Delivered by email every two weeks. Subscribe for free. Completely ad-free.


Perspecs is a new app that aims to provide users with three sides to every news story. On Monday through Friday the free Android and iPhone app offers a selection of articles about current topics in the news. The topics could be breaking news or they could be topics of a more evergreen nature like national education systems.