Using news articles as an student of ESL can help your reading and vocabulary skills, because news writing is usually very straight-forward (meaning uncomplicated) and succinct (meaning short and to the point). Here are a few ESL resources for news articles:
http://esldivlabs.vcc.ca/news.html – This site has written and audio articles
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/- Large collection of over 1800 articles and ESL resources
http://www.english-online.at/ – This site features a vocabulary list at the end of each article.
http://www.simpleenglishnews.com/ – This site offers articles that are 100 words or less.
http://www.elllo.org/ – This site has many videos for ESL students.
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/ – This site features news videos aimed at ESL students in level 1 and level 2.