To be connected to the world and being aware of all latest happenings is a good thing, but people nowadays are so caught up with daily life tolls, that it becomes impossible to be up to date of current affairs. Americans are always been tagged as people who are quite unaware of international affairs. Most of the American natives speak only one language and it is quite normal for an American to be completely caught off guard, when you would want to know who his head of state is. This picking up of international affairs Application suite is not just for the Americans but also for all those people, who want to remain updated on international news.
So, if you are eager to read about drugs czars in Mexico, Taliban in Afghanistan then your handheld or mainly beloved iPhone is the right place to start off. Among all the international apps, some of the best are as follows:
AP (Associated Press)
The Associated press is indeed a very good choice for follow up of the news and current affairs not only because of its superb contents, but also for beautifully tailored customized contents for the handhelds. When the user first opens the application it straightaway prompts you to select the region of the world where you are located, plus the languages in which the user will like to see the contents.
The wire rival of Associated Press, Reuters also earned a definite spot on the list of news prone websites and applications. Its collection of video clips, regarding news is also very impressive and the Reuters application is also a very good and substantial source for all kind of international news contents as well. The PRI commonly known as Public Radio International is also a great app for its very innovative approach towards the news items and the alternative reporting thing.
BBC News App
Well for the all the news lovers, this is a sort of a safe haven. The BBC news app has very personalized news contents. The contents setting up are terrific and the news content encompasses every corner of the world. The stories can be browsed either through by the topic or by the geography; the app includes lot of content base in multitude of languages including news in Spanish, Portuguese, Urdu and even Chinese. You can either watch videos or listen to audio news. Whatever your choice is, there is no compromise on quality.
For the westerns, Al Jazeera might not be a good buy because this particular news providing entity has always been accused of providing terrorist propaganda prone news. But the role of this News entity in the Arab Region is one of the most critical, as it is the only news channel that provides up to date international news. It offers a huge array of interesting and very fascinating news items that western news sources avoid.
New York Times & Wall Street Journal
Other notably good source of news that you can get from your iPhone includes the Wall Street Journal application and my personal favorite, The New York Times application Both of the apps have some exciting contents and they give very useful insight on international affairs.
Finally, if you want to have an all in one news app for your iPhone, where you can skim through all the international and national news, then you should go for the National Public Radio App. The reporting is indeed outstanding and the multimedia contents archives are huge.