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Wikipedia Current Events to RSS


Deprecation notice: This is no longer being developed here. This was previously deployed on Heroku, but is now deployed at The new source is available at

wp-current-events-rss serves the last 7 days of Wikipedia's Current Events as an RSS feed. This is deployed at

Information is pulled on demand on each refresh of the page (and is always current).


This project runs on Heroku. It is a Flask application that serves a single web page (an RSS feed). It pulls data from the last 7 days of current events from Wikipedia, e.g. a page like The Wikicode is parsed using mwparserfromhell to an AST which is then cleaned-up slightly and converted back into HTML. Each day is served as an individual article using in an RSS feed generated using FeedGenerator.