First of all, I apologise for not posting my answer earlier. Among
other things, I have been waiting for answers from various news
agencies regarding pricing (which I haven't received, at the end).
In general, large news organisations like news papers have their own
reporters to rely on, but they also reply on news agencies. These
organisations - some of the household names are Reuters and Associated
Press that you've mentioned, some are less reknown - sell news, in all
sorts of mediums (written reports, television/ video/ streaming,
pictures, etc.) to web sites.
Whe Yahoo! News has an article, they have bought the rights to publish
it from AP or Reuters - you cannot just buy the title, and usually you
buy whole packages. As for amending the content a little, this depends
on the terms of your agreement - sometimes editorial work is allowed
(omitting parts of the article, changing the style somewhat).
For example, Reuters sell to Websites:
Reuters - Services to Websites
As you can see if you go further on "reports", you can get news that
are relevant first and foremost to India:
Asia Region Specific Services
You can also try to contact their customer support for more
information on their packages:
Reuters Sales Enquiry
Associated Press, as mentioned before, is the main competition to
Reuters and offer similar services.
"If you are not a member of The Associated Press, but want to receive
AP news for your Web site or wireless service, company intranet,
desktop or other interactive application, you can contact AP Digital
by e-mail at APDigital@ap.org." (SOURCE: "5. How can I become a member
of The Associated Press and receive AP services?"
AP Digital is available here:
Both AP and Reuters have financial news and you can get such a feed
from them with the latest stock exchange/financial news. However, a
company that is very famous for providing this content is Bloomberg.
The Sales department:
In addition, for a site concentrating on India, it might be best to
try some Indian news agencies:
Press Trust of India
<http://www.ptinews.com/pti/ptisite.nsf> - offers news in English and
in Hindi. If their subscription page doesn't open outside the frame
try to approach it from the main page.
United News of India
<http://www.uniindia.com/> - also bilingual (English and Hindi) The
subscription page is, again, availbale only through the main page.
("subscribe" on the top right corner).
However, these subscription services cost money. An alternative could
be to publish only the headlines - with a link to a site that has paid
the rights to publish the article; and not to publish the article
This could be done using an RSS feed to your site and publishing the
latest headlines as they update from sites that gather links to news
sites. ONe such site is Google News.
Google News India
Google News is not a news site. It is a site that collects the latest
headlines and brings links to them.
"Google News RSS feeds can be re-used in your website via the magic of
"content syndication." If you've got a site powered by a modern
open-source content management system (CMS) such as Plone you can
easily include any RSS feed in your website. Which means that you
could have an automatically-updated "news clips" section of your
website, powered by Google News RSS feeds. If you don't have a modern
CMS powering your website, you can use a tool like Carp, and a bit of
HTML knowledge, to include RSS feeds on your site."
(SOURCE: "Two News Tools: CommonTimes and Google News RSS Feeds",
Tools for having Google News headlines/links on your site:
Here is a little more information, and the Google News terms of service
Another free alternative is a programme called MEAD, which summarises
news and - again - links to other news sites, which have published the
article in full.
In order to know more about MEAD, and to see how it looks like, visit:
I hope this answers your questions. Please contact me if you need any
clarification on this answer before you rate it.