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News channel Al Jazeera English has today released a new iPhone app for reading, watching and submitting news. The app also allows users to watch a live 24-hour stream of the Al Jazeera English news channel directly within app.

iPhone users will see content from popular sections of the Al Jazeera website including breaking news, features, opinion and same-day access to the channel’s regular programmes. Also featured are dedicated video and picture sections, as well as the “My News” feature that allows users to save articles and searches for later viewing.

In addition to reading the news, the app supports the submission of news via the “Your Media” section which encourages users who have been involved in a news story to make a report and attach pictures and video.

Other features include the ability to download current articles for offline viewing via an option in the app’s preferences, the choice between metric and imperial units for weather reports and social integration with Twitter and Facebook.

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Al Jazeera English is a part of the global Al Jazeera Network and was crowned “News Channel of the Year” at the 2012 Royal Television Awards.

Download: Al Jazeera English @ App Store

Have you downloaded the app? Do you like it? Will you tip the network if you’re involved in a news story? Give us you thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Al Jazeera

  1. Antonio
    May 10, 2012 at 2:31 am

    You can't. The iPhone does not give you the ability to inlstal programs unless you Jailbreak it, which voids the warranty on it. Plus, your application may not play well with the modified Mac OS X on the iPhone, meaning you won't be able to see it, even if you have it.In February, Apple will release the Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows developers to release applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. There will likely be a book reader application that you can get after it's released, but until then, it's either illegal jailbreak or nothing.Hope this helps!

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