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unity news lens

Unity News Lens lets you search Google news from Dash and it currently supports 61 countries. The lens was updated recently, and it now includes local news, topics and top stories with up to 100 results.

The updated News Lens uses geolocation for local news to define the language used based on your country, but you can also use your session language by selecting Language > Current from the Unity News Lens filter.

The lens will fallback to English and world news for countries not supported by Google News, but the news will be as local as possible, according to the Unity News Lens changelog.

unity news lens

To install Unity News Lens in Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-news
Once installed, log out and log back in.

Report any bugs you may find @ Launchpad.

first image / info via David Callé @ Google+.