1. Meet the two women who were finally able to marry after 72 years together
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 23:25:33

    Alice Nonie Dubes and Vivian Boyack, who married in Iowa on Saturday after 72 years together, tell the Guardian how the best part of it is all the love weve receivedNinety-year-old gay couple marry in Iowa after 72 years Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 14900 retweets and 595 favorites
    1830 shares and 12541 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Fabled Franklin Arctic ship found
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-09 at 23:46:29

    One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic more than 160 years ago has been found, Canada’s prime minister says.

    7224 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 220 retweets and 43 favorites
    2555 shares and 3885 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 314 plus ones and 54 reshares
    29 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Essex woman finds eggs of world’s most venomous spider in her shopping
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 15:42:43

    Abby Woodgate was told to burn anything that had come into contact with Brazilian wandering spider eggs found on bananas Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 82 retweets and 25 favorites
    3460 shares and 3408 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 2 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  4. ‘Scotland’s what?’ US caught napping as Scots prepare to vote on independence
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 17:01:48

    From nuclear to Nato, an independent Scotland would have several policy ramifications, but the official US reaction seems to be: no response at all Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 759 retweets and 61 favorites
    1326 shares and 2686 likes on Facebook
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    46 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Apple Goes Big With iPhone 6, and Small With a Smartwatch
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-10 at 06:03:17

    The company introduced two new smartphones with larger screens, following recent Samsung successes, and the highly anticipated Apple Watch, entering a crowded field that has yet to capture popular enthusiasm.

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    1655 shares and 2851 likes on Facebook
    279 shares on LinkedIn
    31 views on StumbleUpon

  6. The Abbott government one year on: The Roast video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 13:38:38

    It has been a year since the Abbott government was elected, and The Roast team have a few nice words for pretty much no one. Lambasting "a government of surprises held to account by an invisible opposition", if it’s not Tony Abbott copping a roa…

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    33 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 1 favorites
    1074 shares and 2354 likes on Facebook
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  7. Scott Morrison signals U-turn on offshore transfer for asylum seekers
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 11:07:08

    Minister is seeking alternatives to placing people who arrived in a nearly six-month window in 2013 in camps Continue reading…

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    60 twitter shares, 639 retweets and 18 favorites
    260 shares and 2343 likes on Facebook

  8. Israel ‘coercing African migrants to leave’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-09 at 13:45:04

    HRW report alleges that Israel has used an "unlawful coercion policy" to deport nearly 7,000 African asylum seekers.

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    1286 shares and 1578 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 52 plus ones and 15 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Explosion at German chemical plant
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 08:02:09

    Blast at facility in Ritterhude where solvents are handled damages nearby residential area and is heard for miles around Continue reading…

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    63 twitter shares, 6 retweets and 1 favorites
    38 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 2085 plus ones and 406 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Bits: Apple Introduces iPhone 6, a Smartwatch and More During Keynote
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-10 at 01:05:00

    The company announced a wearable device, two new versions of its smartphones and an integrated payments system.

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    625 shares and 1600 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    165 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Emma Thompson in the Arctic with Greenpeace: ‘There are more good-looking men on this boat than any place I have ever been’ video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 13:35:00

    Actor Emma Thompson has gone on an expedition with Greenpeace to raise awareness of the dangers of drilling for oil. She doesn’t want to tweet, but Stephen Fry has told her to ‘get a grip’. It’s freezing cold, Greenpeace keep asking her to pose for pictur…

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    103 twitter shares, 815 retweets and 68 favorites
    304 shares and 741 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Icac emails shed light on escalating political funding arms race
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 05:03:08

    Correspondence made public by the NSW corruption watchdog reveals a broader malaise within the Australian political system brought on by the scramble for election funding Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1065 retweets and 48 favorites
    193 shares and 587 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Guinness World Records 2015 in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 12:38:56

    The 60th-anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book will reflect on six decades of record-breaking, whilst also featuring the latest additions to the oddball hall of fame Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1368 retweets and 65 favorites
    81 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Amazon tribes fight for their trees in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 13:06:08

    Photographer Lunae Parracho followed Kaapor Indian warriors during a jungle expedition to search and expel illegal loggers from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory, Maranhao state, Amazon basin. Tired of what they say is a lack of sufficient government assi…

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    101 twitter shares, 1104 retweets and 17 favorites
    111 shares and 82 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  15. British ship from 1845 Franklin expedition found by Canada
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 05:31:00

    Ship could be HMS Erebus or HMS Terror, both of which vanished on expedition to fabled Northwest Passage Continue reading…

    1411 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 109 retweets and 19 favorites
    507 shares and 662 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Science lobby are ‘precious petals’ for whinging, says Ian Macfarlane
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 13:50:09

    Industry minister wont accept crap criticism over the Coalitions decision not to have a science minister Continue reading…

    1243 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1026 retweets and 75 favorites
    25 shares and 14 likes on Facebook

  17. Syria rebel group names new leader
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-10 at 16:43:55

    Ahrar al-Sham names "Abu Jaber" as their new leader, as top commander Hassan Abboud is killed in Idlib bomb blast.

    1162 Shares
    443 shares and 702 likes on Facebook
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    13 shares on LinkedIn

  18. State of the Art: Apple Is Back, Better Than Ever
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-10 at 06:32:27

    Any question about how well Tim Cook is managing the reins of the world’s most valuable company will most likely be put to rest after Tuesday’s profusion of product announcements.

    1026 Shares
    356 shares and 469 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    181 shares on LinkedIn
    13 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Goodluck Jonathan rejects controversial slogan
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-10 at 06:51:05

    How using abducted schoolgirls slogan backfired in Nigeria

    943 Shares
    69 twitter shares, 829 retweets and 4 favorites
    23 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 2 reshares

  20. Should the world fund food aid to North Korea?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 16:25:35

    Pyongyang presses on with its nuclear programme and prestige projects while millions remain malnourished. Our expert panel asks whether donations are the best response Continue reading…

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    24 twitter shares, 1 retweets
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    10 Google+ Shares, 713 plus ones and 175 reshares

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