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Find out first with Breaking News. Discover breaking stories that are uniquely important to you -- even stories that break near your location.

Our editors monitor social media and bring you just the facts you need from trusted sources faster than any other news app. You can:

• New: Breaking News is now on Apple Watch
• Watch live video from the scene of breaking stories
• See news breaking near your location anywhere in the world
• Receive a proximity alert when a major story breaks near you
• Discover when news breaks in your favorite topics by adding them to your Watchlist
• Hide stories you don't want to see with a tap of your finger
• See the most surprising stories trending in real-time with "Whoa!"
• Get verified eyewitness photos and videos from breaking events
• Get reliable coverage and insight from the same editors who power @breakingnews
• Alert your friends over Facebook, Twitter, text and email
• Do everything with no registration required!

"Indispensable" - The Verge
"Gold standard for news aggregation" - Fast Company
"Best apps to catch breaking news" - Wall Street Journal

If you have any issues or suggestions, please email us at and we'll get back to you right away.

What's New in Version 3.8.1

- Improvements in performance, memory, and web browsing
- Fixes and improvements for location updating


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Customer Reviews

Fantastic app with global live coverage!

A very good app that is updated by the minute.
Contains all the global breaking news in real time.
Find out about anything that could be life threatening in your area when you least expect it.


It would be nice if it actually worked. No sound notification. Messages pop up randomly, some do, some don't. Ambiguous category setting.

I used to use their twitter feed alerts directly via Boxcar. But Boxcar list notification no longer works. Thought I should give their official app a try. But it's simply doesn't do what it should do.


Breaking News +
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.8.1
  • Size: 17.5 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French
  • Developer:
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
  • Unrestricted Web Access
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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