1. Human Rights Watch staff denied entry to Egypt
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-11 at 12:40:30

    Executive director and division head held at Cairo airport for 12 hours for ‘security reasons’ after travelling for launch of report Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 2514 retweets and 12 favorites
    72 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 2255 plus ones and 436 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Hillary Clinton criticises Barack Obama’s policy on Syria and Israel
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-11 at 02:09:58

    Presumed 2016 candidate gives interview to The Atlantic Says: Dont do stupid stuff is not an organising principle Continue reading…

    4238 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2587 retweets and 21 favorites
    353 shares and 296 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 754 plus ones and 100 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Maliki defiant as his special forces deploy in Baghdad
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-11 at 05:13:01

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki were deployed in strategic areas of Baghdad on Sunday night after he delivered a tough speech indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term, polic…

    3747 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2926 retweets and 31 favorites
    413 shares and 239 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Iraq: US plans rescue mission for besieged Yazidi refugees
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-11 at 12:54:00

    More than 20,000 of the 40,000 trapped by jihadists on a mountaintop have escaped but US considering full-scale rescue Continue reading…

    3618 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 239 retweets and 19 favorites
    1239 shares and 1978 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Survivors in Iranian plane crash
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-10 at 20:20:11

    A plane has crashed near Iran’s capital, Tehran, killing most of the 48 people on board, though others survived, state media reports.

    3264 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 453 retweets and 13 favorites
    1179 shares and 1471 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 18 plus ones
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Iraq Airstrikes May Continue for Months, Obama Says
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-10 at 14:32:22

    President Obama sought to prepare Americans for an extended presence in the skies over Iraq, saying the airstrikes he ordered last week, which continued Saturday, could last months.

    3199 Shares
    984 shares and 1231 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 585 plus ones and 67 reshares
    72 shares on LinkedIn
    241 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Cleaner New York waters see surge in whale and shark numbers
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-11 at 01:21:05

    Humpbacks and great whites abundant off NY and NJ coast Cleaner waters believed responsible for rise in ocean giants Continue reading…

    2832 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1100 retweets and 80 favorites
    489 shares and 1035 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Supermoon: Your pictures
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-11 at 05:10:35

    Readers’ photos of Sunday’s ‘Supermoon’

    2708 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2293 retweets and 22 favorites
    222 shares and 61 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. France bombs Islamists in north Mali
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-10 at 19:57:50

    French special forces bomb positions held by Islamist militants in northern Mali, as part of its efforts to combat al-Qaeda in the region.

    2680 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2056 retweets and 61 favorites
    251 shares and 158 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 24 plus ones and 4 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Steven Seagal plays at concert for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-10 at 18:49:49

    Actor, musician and Vladimir Putin’s friend performs with band at pro-‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ show in Sevastopol, Crimea Continue reading…

    2596 Shares
    1113 shares and 1405 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 30 plus ones and 10 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Hurricane Bertha in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-10 at 20:59:46

    Hurricane Bertha brings heavy winds and torrential rainfall to Britain Continue reading…

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    57 twitter shares, 4 retweets and 1 favorites
    697 shares and 1741 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  12. A Nascar Star’s Deadly Run-In on a Dirt Track
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-11 at 07:12:51

    Tony Stewart, a three-time Nascar champion, ran over Kevin Ward Jr., 20, on Saturday while competing in a dirt-track sprint car event in upstate New York.

    2482 Shares
    1402 shares and 1020 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares
    30 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Israel, Palestinians launch new three-day truce
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-11 at 05:27:58

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel and the Palestinians held their fire early on Monday at the start of a new 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt that took effect at 2100 GMT.

    2381 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 190 retweets and 19 favorites
    1070 shares and 921 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 35 plus ones and 2 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Capitalizing on U.S. Bombing, Kurds Retake Iraqi Towns
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-11 at 05:23:23

    As Kurdish officials said they were making advances against Sunni militants, Iraq’s political crisis deepened, with a deadline expiring for the president to choose a nominee for prime minister.

    2259 Shares
    823 shares and 1371 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    38 shares on LinkedIn
    9 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Ukrainian forces encircle rebel-held city, talk of truce collapses
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-10 at 20:50:51

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Artillery shells slammed into the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday as government forces tightened the noose around the rebel-held redoubt and called on pro-Russian separatists to surrender.

    2150 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1854 retweets and 29 favorites
    109 shares and 37 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Australia PM ‘appalled’ by decapitation photo
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-11 at 12:21:53

    Photo of young Australian boy holding decapitated head in Syria circulates online as PM announces airdrops in Iraq.

    2003 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 509 retweets and 14 favorites
    449 shares and 928 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  17. Australia not asked to join combat in Iraq, says defence minister
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-11 at 15:29:15

    David Johnston says that the focus is on humanitarian assistance but would not rule out future military help to US Continue reading…

    1958 Shares
    98 twitter shares, 1736 retweets and 31 favorites
    37 shares and 56 likes on Facebook

  18. Isis, the jihadists who turned the tables
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-10 at 04:35:42

    Isis has made a remarkable, and deadly, comeback a year after it looked all but finished in Syria and Iraq Continue reading…

    1783 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1219 retweets and 83 favorites
    200 shares and 160 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Sydney man in Syria ‘posts picture of son holding severed head’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-11 at 03:07:52

    Alleged Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf also posts images of his three young sons holding guns Continue reading…

    1662 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 122 retweets and 19 favorites
    567 shares and 838 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  20. For Refugees on Mountain, ‘No Water, Nothing’
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-10 at 05:15:05

    After fleeing from ISIS, the Yazidis, a tiny religious minority, are caught up in a larger refugee disaster occurring across Iraq, one that is hitting Kurdistan especially hard.

    1536 Shares
    755 shares and 670 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    97 shares on LinkedIn

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