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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: 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 3.5.0

- Now with live video: watch instantly with no ads!
- Drop a pin on the Nearby map to view breaking news anywhere in the world
- Improved native sharing functionality
- Widget data syncing improvements
- Bug fixes, stability fixes, and 64-bit device support


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Customer Reviews

Needs an update though

We should be able to add pics/ info to a current update. Example: last week someone posted a bomb threat at JFK. I WORK AT THE airport. I took pictures of all the police activity in which I should've been able to add to the current update that was issued. Other then that I have no issues with app. It's very helpful getting info first especially about issues near me that aren't necessarily posted on other news apps. Thank you.

Clarification Please

Why is there a good amount of minor news coming out of Australia, but hardly anything of that quality or quantity coming out of Europe? Or even reading about police chases in Hong Kong is desirable as well. Perhaps a fuller clarification in the app description is all that is needed.

What would really be fantastic is to be able to select the country and then read English-speaking news. Of course this can all be accomplished with future updates, but am getting to be rather old, so time is of the essence of you know what I mean. Thanks.

For all of you news junkies

This is the only app that has been able to cater to my obsessive addiction and need for current news. I receive notifications as a story develops, which is an awesome and powerful event to witness.

I work in the investment banking industry, so I have limited time to keep up on current world events, let alone the news of the industry that I cover. This app allows me to maximize my limited amount of time like no news app I have used before.

Breaking News +
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5.0
  • Size: 14.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French
  • Seller:
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Unrestricted Web Access

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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