In this paper, we present a novel technique to create a special domain news collection system from really simple syndication (RSS) news sites through summarization and classification. The main aim of this research is to build a self-sufficient news collection system in disaster domain. In this news collection system, we used new strategies and algorithms to mine news from RSS sites, recognized and collected disaster news using automatic summarization and classification. The most striking dissimilarity between our study and previous work is that we use a novel summary approach to improve the classification performance. This paper discusses the effect of summarization and classification model on system performance. Results show that our method yields a better performance in this field. Copyright © 2010 Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.