Python: Get the top stories from Google news

Python Basic - 1: Exercise-8 with Solution

Write a Python program to get the top stories from Google news.

Sample Solution:

Python Code :

import bs4
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup as soup
from urllib.request import urlopen


# Print news title, url and publish date
for news in news_list:

Sample Output:

With Trump in China, Taiwan worries about becoming a 'bargaining chip'
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:19:13 GMT
Blue Dog Democrats taking hard line on GOP tax bill
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:01:58 GMT
A Year Later, The Shock Of Trump's Win Hasn't Totally Worn Off In Either Party
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 10:02:21 GMT
In a Texas town overwhelmed with grief, Pence delivers a message of support and faith
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 04:50:00 GMT
US, AT&T at odds over CNN in Time Warner deal
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:20:52 GMT
Self-driving bus crashes two hours after launch in Las Vegas
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:18:00 GMT
2017 CMA Awards Preach Unity, Crown Garth Brooks Entertainer of the Year
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 08:23:59 GMT
Spacey Cut From Film; Scenes To Be Re-Shot With Replacement Actor
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 09:57:00 GMT
FEMA to transport Puerto Rico's hurricane survivors to US mainland
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 10:48:23 GMT
Trump and Putin to meet on Friday in Vietnam
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 08:18:23 GMT
Syria war: Army retakes last IS urban stronghold
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:26:15 GMT
The Saudi Purge Isn't Just a Power Grab
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 09:15:34 GMT
Trump Tightens Cuba Embargo, Restricting Access to Hotels and Businesses
Wed, 8 Nov 2017 17:16:11 GMT
Battered by Trump, Obamacare triumphs at the polls
Wed, 8 Nov 2017 18:17:39 GMT
Terry Crews Confirms He Filed a Police Report After Making Sexual Assault Allegations
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 03:07:24 GMT
Former party chief Donna Brazile stokes divisions among Democrats
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:01:37 GMT
Theresa May faces fresh reshuffle after Priti Patel resignation
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 07:41:24 GMT
Barack Obama has to report to jury duty, too. (He didn't get picked.)
Wed, 8 Nov 2017 20:58:25 GMT
Report: Goodell “furious” about push for incentive-base deal
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 03:41:00 GMT
Danica Roem of Virginia to be first openly transgender person elected, seated in a US statehouse
Wed, 8 Nov 2017 19:37:57 GMT


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Difference between staticmethod and classmethod:

Maybe a bit of example code will help: Notice the difference in the call signatures of foo, class_foo and static_foo:

class A(object):
    def foo(self, x):
        print "executing foo(%s, %s)" % (self, x)

    def class_foo(cls, x):
        print "executing class_foo(%s, %s)" % (cls, x)

    def static_foo(x):
        print "executing static_foo(%s)" % x    

a = A()

Below is the usual way an object instance calls a method. The object instance, a, is implicitly passed as the first argument.

# executing foo(<__main__.A object at 0xb7dbef0c>,1)

With classmethods The class of the object instance is implicitly passed as the first argument instead of self.

# executing class_foo(<class '__main__.A'>,1)

You can also call class_foo using the class. In fact, if you define something to be a classmethod, it is probably because you intend to call it from the class rather than from a class instance. A.foo(1) would have raised a TypeError, but A.class_foo(1) works just fine:

# executing class_foo(<class '__main__.A'>,1)

One use people have found for class methods is to create inheritable alternative constructors.

With staticmethods neither self (the object instance) nor cls (the class) is implicitly passed as the first argument. They behave like plain functions except that you can call them from an instance or the class:

# executing static_foo(1)

# executing static_foo(hi)

Staticmethods are used to group functions which have some logical connection with a class to the class.

foo is just a function, but when you call a.foo you don't just get the function, you get a "partially applied" version of the function with the object instance a bound as the first argument to the function. foo expects 2 arguments, while a.foo only expects 1 argument.

a is bound to foo. That is what is meant by the term "bound" below:

# <bound method A.foo of <__main__.A object at 0xb7d52f0c>>

With a.class_foo, a is not bound to class_foo, rather the class A is bound to class_foo.

# <bound method type.class_foo of <class '__main__.A'>>

Here, with a staticmethod, even though it is a method, a.static_foo just returns a good 'ole function with no arguments bound. static_foo expects 1 argument, and a.static_foo expects 1 argument too.

# <function static_foo at 0xb7d479cc>

And of course the same thing happens when you call static_foo with the class A instead.

# <function static_foo at 0xb7d479cc>

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