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Get a jump on the news with Breaking News, the fastest source of reliable reporting in the world. Trusted by the largest newsrooms and governments, Breaking News surfaces stories in seconds -- even breaking stories near you, wherever you go.

Now you can join our global community and help people around you by sharing a tip when you see a breaking story.

Here's what you can do with the Breaking News app:

• Discover when news breaks 14 minutes ahead of other news apps on average
• See verified reporting from social media and hundreds of news sources
• Get just the alerts you want by following what's important to you
• NEW: Quickly tip people around you when you see news nearby
• NEW: See news and tips near you and avoid potential danger or delays
• Receive a proximity alert when a major story breaks near your location
• Watch live video from the scene of breaking stories
• Get inside guidance from our 24/7 editorial team
• Alert your friends over Facebook, Twitter, text and email
• See news, get alerts and share tips on your Apple Watch
• Do everything with no registration required!

"Indispensable" - The Verge
"The best app I have" - U.S. Senator John McCain
"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 3.9.2

- Added a button to tip us from a nearby story screen
- Added a confirmation when tipping on Apple Watch
- Added a subhead on topic pages to show their status
- Text on Apple Watch now follows iOS Accessibility settings
- Fixed issue with crashing when loading the app
- Fixed issue with starting at the bottom of items list
- Fixed issue with Tweet prompt closing on its own


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Customer Reviews

The BEST Everything International PLUS Local News App!!

This is the only app I have found so far that really has it ALL especially really good local news.
It allows each user to post the current events so that helps to get a clear picture of events as they progress.
Someone may hear Something strange & post. Later there may be an update telling you if the event was something say if next someone posts there's police activity. Later you may see a connected news article to the event. Everything from crimes to Fires, gunshots, traffic Accidents & earthquakes.
Another helpful feature if you live in a populated area is the traffic updates. Very simple & easy to use.
You also get international news as it progresses with a clear timeline.
Very well organized & easy to use - I am really enjoying it & using it several times a day. It's starting to be my only news source online!

My default news experience

... It's hard to imagine being more quickly plugged-in.
Love the video - without preroll ads means you're seeing breaking news ASAP. Don't see how you get faster.
East to personalize - and it will change the way you keep informed entirely. Follow what you care about (mute the rest) and know what's happening nearby. Like nothing else.
Nearby feature is a hidden gem.

Best news app I've tried

I'm a bit of a news junkie. And I love this app! Typically faster with the news than the other news apps and pages and they cut out the duplication that seems to plague the rest. I only see what's actually NEW in the news. Also, the breadth of coverage is legit. Oh, and the nearby and "tip nearby users" feature is awesome, btw. Thanks!

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: 3.9.2
  • Size: 25.2 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French
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You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Unrestricted Web Access
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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