XMLPod is meant to retrieve the news feed from the PHP.Net site and cache news results. It does not require any XML support built-in. It only uses the PCRE library. The number of headlines to be fetched can be easily specified in the constructor call. This program is governed by Yahoo! Terms & Conditions, and the GNU GPL.
pmatch is an alternative to grep. It has most of the same functionality, but coupled with the power of PCRE engine in PHP. By default, pmatch shows only the portion of the line that matched, unlike grep that always shows the entire line.