Now I'm not going to get into the technical side of how RSS and Atom feeds come together (I'm not that clever anyway), but the first thing you need is some way to convert the feeds into readable items... hence, an aggregator or reader is required.
There are number of readers available, both online and that can be downloaded (just google ("rss reader"), then once you've got a reader selected, all you need to do is click on the "feeds icon" (like the one at the top right of this page) to "subscribe" and you can read your favourite news from your subscriptions any time as it breaks.
OK - if this is all too difficult, and all you simply want to do is keep up to date with local news, then why not just visit a website that already aggregates it for you? For example, the Gateway to Singapore website has the latest breaking news for Singapore as it happens - all you need to do is visit one single URL:
Now another "Heads Up" - if you're an expat (or thinking of becoming one) - or even if you just want to know what expats get up to, how would it be if you could just visit one site and read and interact with only the highest quality expat bloggers from all over the world - aggregated and categorized by country?? For example, if you're thinking of relocating to Singapore and want inside information from those who have already made the brave move, imagine just visiting one web page, select the country and see all the latest articles written by the top expat bloggers living in Singapore. Then you could even visit the blogger's individual page with one click, and interact or ask questions on life as an expat in Singapore.... this idea is almost a reality now... WATCH THIS SPACE for a very important announcement and launch (*nudge, nudge*).
Don't forget, if it's local Singapore news you're after, then just visit the www.sg portal and read it as it breaks!! Great job guys!!
Better still, why not sign up with www.sg and get their updates on all the latest news, what events are on, what's the current buzz in Singapore and much, much, more... it's simple and carries such a wealth of information!! - Just visit the site and enter your email address in the field below "Subscribe To Updates".