BBC News

Stay caught up with the most current news from the BBC network and the numerous substations beneath it


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We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

What's new -

We have added a swipe through video experience from BBC Stories. Human stories which reveal the word you live in – the perfect complement to your daily news.

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to read the sync settings.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to write the sync settings.
  • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
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