hosts a daily map of the locations of GoogleNews
If you click on the About Buzztracker
link, there are some interesting maps of the SARS story over a number of day. For the most part, it doesn't look like much happens in the world that doesn't happen in China, the United States, the Middle East and Europe. Makes you wonder about the bias of Google News.
But then, I suppose it's just the bias of the Internet itself.