Newspapermap.com—put together by a company in Sweden—offers a free atlas of the world's newspaper websites, combining Google Maps with Google Translate to allow you to read the news from all over.
Here's a story about it from The Atlantic's blog: Reading the World's Press, From Luxembourg to Djibouti - Jared Keller - Technology - The Atlantic, May 16, 2011.
To walk around in the past, click on the "Historical!" button. This takes you a map of past newspapers that are available on different sites. For instance, the San Francisco Call, 1895-1913 is available via Chronicling America, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. So is The Washington Socialist (Everett), 1914-15.
If you're even a little interested in current events or history, you can find a lot to browse from this website!