1. Typhoon Halong slams into Japan
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-10 at 09:28:55

    More than one million people are advised to evacuate their homes as powerful Typhoon Halong hits south-western Japan.

    100 twitter shares, 15549 retweets and 1 favorites
    152 shares and 104 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Obsessed? Bewildered? Ask Dr. Mahinder Watsa
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 15:40:31

    A selection of questions and answers from the Ask the Sexpert Column in The Mumbai Mirror.

    100 twitter shares, 12012 retweets
    82 shares and 44 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn
    1079 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Kurds rescue Yazidis from Iraqi mountain
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-10 at 10:43:58

    Kurdish forces tell Al Jazeera they have opened a road to Sinjar, reaching more than 5,000 Yazidis besieged by IS group.

    103 twitter shares, 1329 retweets and 48 favorites
    2192 shares and 8400 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 45 plus ones and 6 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  4. News Analysis: As ISIS Militants Exert Their Control, U.S. Pursues a Military Middle Road
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 21:39:11

    In carrying out limited airstrikes, the United States is trying to contain the threat posed by Islamic militants but not break their hold on northern and western Iraq.

    103 twitter shares, 10275 retweets and 77 favorites
    217 shares and 92 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    28 shares on LinkedIn

  5. U.S. Jets and Drones Attack Militants in Iraq, Hoping to Stop Advance
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-10 at 00:51:06

    American warplanes launched airstrikes against Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Friday, destroying rebel positions around Erbil, the Kurdish capital.

    103 twitter shares, 1778 retweets and 198 favorites
    3164 shares and 3407 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 526 plus ones and 79 reshares
    104 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Obama on America and the World
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 16:30:38

    In an interview, President Obama made clear he is going to involve America more deeply in places like Iraq only to the extent that communities there agree to an inclusive politics.

    3632 shares and 4653 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 142 plus ones and 31 reshares
    213 shares on LinkedIn
    37 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Gaza under fire as Cairo talks face crunch point
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-10 at 15:16:10

    Israeli warplanes kept up their pressure on Gaza Sunday as truce talks in Cairo faced moment of truth with the Palestinians threatening to bolt unless Israel returned to the table. Since a 72-hour truce ended on Friday, Gaza has been plunged back into an …

    101 twitter shares, 8275 retweets and 29 favorites
    27 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  8. Tracing Ebola’s Breakout to an African 2-Year-Old
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 22:33:29

    The current Ebola outbreak, the largest ever, seems likely to surpass all previous known Ebola outbreaks combined, and epidemiologists predict it will take months to control.

    103 twitter shares, 6111 retweets and 64 favorites
    846 shares and 299 likes on Facebook
    37 shares on LinkedIn

  9. McCain Says Limited U.S. Strikes on Militants in Iraq Are Not Enough
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 23:50:16

    Senator John McCain said he would favor sending combat air controllers into Iraq to help identify airstrike targets and expand the operation into Syria.

    101 twitter shares, 5023 retweets and 121 favorites
    288 shares and 217 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 521 plus ones and 62 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Tensions high after US police kill black teen
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-10 at 12:16:11

    Missouri crowd threatens to "kill the police" after reportedly unarmed black teenager is fatally gunned down.

    101 twitter shares, 5113 retweets and 5 favorites
    369 shares and 663 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  11. Gaza protests: rallies in UK and around the world call for end of conflict
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-10 at 02:57:00

    Tens of thousands take part in London demonstration, while estimated 50,000 people rally in South Africa Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 3211 retweets and 54 favorites
    624 shares and 1381 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 538 plus ones and 68 reshares
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Iran plane crash kills dozens
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-10 at 13:35:10

    State media outlets say passenger jet carrying 48 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s Mehrabad airport.

    101 twitter shares, 2766 retweets and 16 favorites
    939 shares and 1092 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 186 plus ones and 43 reshares

  13. Iran airliner crashes, at least 38 dead
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-10 at 16:46:18

    An Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday moments after takeoff from Tehran, killing at least 38 on board and narrowly avoiding many more deaths when it plummeted near a busy market. The plane was headed to the eastern city of Tabas, the IRNA and Fars new…

    101 twitter shares, 4458 retweets and 9 favorites
    16 shares on Facebook

  14. Obama Says Iraq Airstrike Effort Could Be Long-Term
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 21:04:24

    President Obama sought to prepare Americans for an extended operation to aid thousands of refugees and to drive back militants in Iraq.

    103 twitter shares, 2574 retweets and 136 favorites
    925 shares and 695 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 1 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Argentine ‘stolen grandson’ speaks
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-09 at 03:32:23

    An Argentine musician who was taken from his parents during military rule speaks of his joy of being reunited with his grandmother, a top campaigner.

    101 twitter shares, 3871 retweets and 88 favorites
    128 shares and 200 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Deadly Clashes With Police Erupt at Pakistan Protests
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 23:35:48

    A second day of confrontations between Pakistani police and supporters of Tahir-ul Qadri, a cleric who opposes Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, left at least two people dead and several hundred injured.

    103 twitter shares, 1558 retweets and 86 favorites
    139 shares and 2328 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    17 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-10 at 04:09:34

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing nine Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire.

    101 twitter shares, 3874 retweets and 19 favorites
    96 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Uganda holds first pride rally after ‘abominable’ anti-gay law overturned
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-09 at 20:42:47

    Activists gather on shores of Lake Victoria to celebrate gay pride after law that gave homosexuals life sentence is thrown out Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 642 retweets and 59 favorites
    455 shares and 1991 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    51 views on StumbleUpon

  19. West in push to save Iraqis on Mount Sinjar
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-10 at 15:49:18

    Two days after Washington deployed its airforce over Iraq, a coordinated Western aid effort was shaping up to avert what US President Barack Obama warned could be an impending genocide. An attack by extremist Islamic State (IS) militants on the Sinjar reg…

    101 twitter shares, 2920 retweets and 32 favorites
    17 shares on Facebook

  20. Obama warns of long campaign as Iraq strikes continue against Isis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-10 at 11:25:00

    US president admits there is no quick fix as minorities flee Islamist onslaught and British planes join relief effort Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 1666 retweets and 41 favorites
    424 shares and 448 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

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