Google was experiencing some technical issues, the Mountain View-based company confirmed this morning after the site was taking long to load and users were experiencing problems in accessing various Google Web applications.

Affected services reportedly include Google News, YouTube, Gmail, Analytics, Maps, Docs, Blogger and AdSense.

Below is the company's official statement:

Earlier today, Google News was temporarily unavailable for many users, from approximately 3:30 AM until around 7:00 AM, Pacific Time. This issue has now been resolved. We know how important Google News hit is to our users, so we take issues like this very seriously.

The issue affecting some Google services has been resolved. We're sorry for the inconvenience, and we'll share more details soon.

This follows Gmail outages in February, March and last week.