The Daily What: News For Schools In Scotland provides very well-written and accessible articles about world-wide events. The articles have both shorter and longer versions available.
In addition, it offers interactives such as quizzes: You must look for the red question mark on the right column to find these interactives.
The site has a lot of other features, but they are only accessible to Scottish teachers and students.
Make it a habit to do the interactive quiz on a regular basis. It just takes 5 minutes and you will become familiar with a current affairs issue while you develop your reading skills and vocabulary.
H/T to Larry Ferlazzo.