In The News
A simple ruby parser for Wikipedia's “In the News” box on the (english-language) homepage.
Install the gem
gem install inthenews
Then fetch the current news items
@news = InTheNews::Parser.new items = @news.items
Items have text
items.first.text #=> "The Supreme Court of Pakistan retroactively discharges Yousaf Raza Gillani from the prime ministership due to his contempt of court conviction."
And associated topics (other related wikipedia pages)
items.first.topics #=> ['Supreme_Court_of_Pakistan', 'Yousaf_Raza_Gillani', 'Prime_Minister_of_Pakistan', 'Contempt_of_court']