breaking news - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/ˌbreɪkɪŋ ˈnjuːz/
  1. new information about a news event that is still happening

    Keep up with the latest breaking news and politics from around the world.

    Most people will first read an item of breaking news via social media.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary by: Karen Richardson from Germany on 16/09/2015