1. Nine Killed in Shooting at Black Church in Charleston
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-18 at 00:12:02

The attack occurred at a historic church near downtown Charleston, S.C., and the police were seeking the gunman, whom they described as white.

175161  | 8301  | 35  | 19 
Show related stories

2. KFC: That’s no rat
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-18 at 01:46:38

Do you smell a rat in this chicken tender? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a fast food flap that has one diner fried.


3. World’s displaced ‘hits record high’
     Published by BBC on 2015-06-18 at 03:20:12

The number of people displaced by war, conflict or persecution reached a record high of nearly 60 million around the world in 2014, a UN report says.

17754  | 2  | 456  | 10  | 3 

4. Charleston police searching for white male suspect in early 20s
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-18 at 03:16:36

Motive is hate | Search for suspect | Scene of shooting

 7  | 10798  | 7 
Show related stories

5. Hong Kong Legislature Rejects Beijing-Backed Election Plan
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-18 at 02:53:55

In the end, it was the pro-democracy camp that killed a proposal for direct election of the city’s top leader, citing Beijing’s limits on who could be a candidate.

6698  | 1982  | 9  | 59 
Show related stories

7. ‘If the U.S. were serious, they could crush ISIS’
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-18 at 02:49:08

Al-Mazraa is a dusty village just south of Baiji, where a battle is raging between ISIS fighters and pro-government Iraqi forces trying to push them out.

 7  | 5394  | 2  | 1 
Show related stories

8. Polar bears freeze dolphins to eat later
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-18 at 01:38:20

Roaming an ever-shrinking habitat, polar bears have been observed using an extraordinary survival technique.


9. Denmark votes in close election
     Published by BBC on 2015-06-18 at 03:29:48

Danes are going to the polls in a race so tight it could be decided by voters in Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

2937  | 69  | 4 
Show related stories

11. Serbian PM ‘shocked’ by migrant wall
     Published by BBC on 2015-06-18 at 00:42:56

Serbia's prime minister says he is "surprised and shocked" by a Hungarian plan to erect a border fence to keep out migrants.

1900  | 13  | 794  | 13  | 7 

14. Chinese turn to ‘naked marriages’
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-18 at 04:02:55

Shiny rings, white gowns and luxury cars filled the mammoth national convention center, next to the Chinese capital's Olympic Bird's Nest stadium, one recent weekend.

 2070  | 1  | 5 
Show related stories

15. New $10 bill: some of the American women in the running
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-06-18 at 00:26:46

Goodbye Alexander Hamilton and hello mystery woman. The US treasury is going to put a woman a banknote – meet a selection of the candidates Continue reading...

64  | 1  | 18  | 665 

18. Latest Updates on Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-18 at 03:14:31

The encyclical from Pope Francis is expected to prompt a global debate about morality, poverty, faith and climate change.

1284  | 261  | 35  | 1 
Show related stories

19. HK lawmakers shun Beijing poll plan
     Published by BBC on 2015-06-18 at 03:21:21

Legislators in Hong Kong reject a controversial Beijing-backed election reform proposal, after a day of impassioned debate.

65  | 8  | 1459  | 5  | 11 

20. Pregnant women targeted by attackers, say police – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-06-18 at 01:36:00

Police confirm on Wednesday that an attack on a heavily pregnant woman in south London was targeted. The 21-year-old victim, identified locally as Malorie Bantala, was 32 weeks pregnant. She lost her unborn child and remains in a critical condition after ...

13  | 2  | 483 
Show related stories


How we Rank

We track the Worlds’s leading news sites and try to find out which stories made a splash today, as based on social media shares. We are currently tracking Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon shares.

If you are a habitual news reader and need an aggregation point, this would be an ideal tool for you to get all the trending news in one place every morning and evening. Subscribe to our feeds on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or on RSS for a ping on the daily update.

Note that we are currently combing through Huffington Post, Yahoo News, BBC, The Guardian, Reuters, CNN, AlJazeera, and The New York Times.

If you would like to add other news sites to this list, please tweet us at @TheNextMeme.

Thanks for visiting.

Like Memes? Funnies? Epic Longreads? Hit Subscribe!