Bing News Search API is returning 5xx error when passing "freshness" parameter

Ajit Kumar 0 Reputation points

I'm trying to fetch the top 10 news based on a query and a specific date range using the code below. However, querying freshness for a specific date is causing a 5xx error to occur:

endpoint = ""

headers = { 'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key': subscription_key }

def get_news(query, date_range, mkt="en-IN",count=10):

    # Query term(s) to search for. 

    # Construct a request

    params = { 
        'q': query, 
        'mkt': mkt,
        "count": 1,
        "freshness": "2023-08-01", ## error
        "setLang": "en-US",
        "safeSearch": "Off",
        "category": "Business",

    # Call the API
    response = requests.get(endpoint, headers=headers, params=params)
    return response
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  1. romungi-MSFT 41,841 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Ajit Kumar The parameter freshness takes the values of Day, Week and Month. In this case you are using the date instead of these three parameters. Please see reference page. Try using any of these and check if it works. I used the same code with these parameters and printed the response JSON. Thanks!!

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