Is XML suitable for a latest news column

Hi all,

Im wondering if someone can guide me in the right direction, I am currently designing a site for a client and they would like a latest news column in the site, the trouble is im more of a designer than a developer/programmer. Im just wondering would XML be the answer to updating the site quickly and efficiently? rather than updating each individual page!

and if so, is there any tutorials or code that I could use?