1. Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Actor, Dies at 63 in Suspected Suicide
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-12 at 08:21:10

    Mr. Williams imbued a lifetime of performances with a wild inventiveness and energy. The Marin County sheriff’s office said it suspected the death was “a suicide due to asphyxia.”

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  2. US actor Robin Williams found dead
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-12 at 15:32:58

    Actor and comedian Robin Williams, star of Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting, dies at home in California in an apparent suicide.

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    102 twitter shares, 731 retweets and 53 favorites
    9277 shares and 19329 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 30 plus ones and 1 reshares
    38 shares on LinkedIn
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  3. Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of ‘invasion pretext’
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-12 at 04:18:33

    BRUSSELS/DONETSK (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion.

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    103 twitter shares, 14076 retweets and 207 favorites
    922 shares and 666 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 2 reshares
    48 shares on LinkedIn
    24 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Israelis, Palestinians begin new talks to end Gaza war
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-12 at 05:08:43

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect talks mediated by Egypt on Monday to end a month-old Gaza war, Egypt’s state news agency said, after a new 72-hour truce held for a day.

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    102 twitter shares, 11972 retweets and 86 favorites
    114 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
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    15 shares on LinkedIn
    33 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Gaza’s children: ‘Israel is creating a new generation of enemies’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-11 at 23:10:00

    Najia Warshagha, age nine, is a veteran of three conflicts in Gaza. She cannot sleep properly and is always terrified Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1656 retweets and 54 favorites
    2292 shares and 4279 likes on Facebook
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    16 shares on LinkedIn

  6. ArtsBeat: Remembering Robin Williams
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-12 at 09:15:42

    Past coverage, video excerpts, social media tributes and more on the groundbreaking stand-up comedian and Oscar-winning actor, who died on Monday.

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  7. Power struggle on Baghdad streets as Maliki replaced but refuses to go
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-12 at 05:12:03

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s president named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki’s eight-year rule on Monday, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in …

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  8. Ebola death toll hits 1,000 mark
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-12 at 15:23:00

    West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone worst affected, with 1,848 already infected by deadly virus.

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    35 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
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  9. UN names Gaza war crimes probe panel
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-12 at 10:06:09

    Israel dismisses the investigation into possible human rights violations during Gaza war as a ‘kangaroo court’.

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    103 twitter shares, 2076 retweets and 63 favorites
    989 shares and 2724 likes on Facebook
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  10. An Appraisal: Robin Williams, an Improvisational Genius, Forever Present in the Moment
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-12 at 14:33:14

    To those who saw him, Robin Williams was a comedic force of nature who delivered humor at warp speed.

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    1584 shares and 4133 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    37 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Gaza homes ‘uninhabitable’ as tens of thousands come back to rubble
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-11 at 23:57:06

    United Nations says the level of destruction is ‘unprecedented’ as 30,000 people in Beit Hanoun alone need rehousing Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 606 retweets and 33 favorites
    557 shares and 280 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 3108 plus ones and 549 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Photo highlights of the day
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-11 at 18:21:56

    The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including the elections in Turkey, a festival in Kathmandu, and a wedding in Kosovo. Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 3648 retweets and 44 favorites
    73 shares and 224 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 138 plus ones and 56 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. ‘Tractor beam’ created in water
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-11 at 19:40:43

    Australian physicists have discovered how to control the movement of a floating object using wave patterns.

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    927 shares and 2819 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 3 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Amal Alamuddin refuses UN offer to investigate possible war crimes in Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-12 at 03:22:44

    Through agent of her fiance, George Clooney, the British-Lebanese human rights lawyer denies reports that she will serve on inquiry commission Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2637 retweets and 26 favorites
    441 shares and 416 likes on Facebook
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  15. Can’t afford to fly in a luxury jet? How empty-legs deals make it possible
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-11 at 21:04:24

    After flying their super-rich customers off to exclusive haunts, private charter firms have found a way to earn extra money on the otherwise empty return journeys Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 184 retweets and 10 favorites
    1025 shares and 2075 likes on Facebook
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    24 shares on LinkedIn

  16. F.B.I. Steps In Amid Unrest After Police Kill Missouri Youth
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-12 at 09:18:49

    The agency opened a civil rights inquiry into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as protests went into their third day in a St. Louis suburb.

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  17. World’s first surviving panda triplets born in Chinese zoo
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-12 at 16:11:59

    Newborn pandas are being looked after by a team of feeders but face ‘extremely high’ mortality rates Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2762 retweets and 49 favorites
    26 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  18. Gaza residents return to destroyed homes
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-12 at 12:49:14

    Palestinians in enclave hit by Israeli attacks pick up the pieces as delegations continue indirect talks in Cairo.

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    101 twitter shares, 1912 retweets and 11 favorites
    185 shares and 451 likes on Facebook
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  19. Listening Post: A Rift in Worldviews Is Exposed as Clinton Faults Obama on Policy
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-12 at 00:07:48

    In a blunt interview with The Atlantic, Hillary Clinton shattered an image of unity with the president, criticizing his “Don’t do stupid stuff” approach.

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    838 shares and 1610 likes on Facebook
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  20. 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…

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    100 twitter shares, 272 retweets and 20 favorites
    765 shares and 1206 likes on Facebook
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    22 shares on LinkedIn

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