I have set up a [url=http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/news/]news page[/url] of the websites which i check daily. I used [url=http://www.mouken.com/rss/]CaRP[/url] to automatically grab the rss/rdf/xml feeds. It is suprisingly easy to use, and hardly took any time. I was going to integrate them onto the front page, but there are too many to fit in a sidebar.
I found this experimental convertor that takes a Google News search and turns it into RSS over at [url=http://www.voidstar.com/gnews2rss.php]VoidStar[/url]. It’s amazing usefull for monitoring specific news Items. For now, I have it set to monitor Pakistan. For some reason, at least two of the top headlines are always about cricket.