1. Catalan demonstration for an independence vote: your photos
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 23:06:55

    Today 1.8 million people in Barcelona are taking part in a large demonstration for an independence vote in November. We asked anyone participating to share their photos with us. Here is a selection of the best of them so farYou can still share your photos…

    101 twitter shares, 16286 retweets and 18 favorites
    669 shares and 2269 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Oscar Pistorius verdict live: judge says athlete not guilty of murder
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 21:06:14

    Judge Thokozile Masipa says Pistorius clearly negligent over death of Reeva Steenkamp and will deliver ruling on culpable homicide on FridayRead a summary of todays rulingWhat is dolus eventualis?The charges Pistorius facesThe case for the state and the d…

    102 twitter shares, 2900 retweets and 43 favorites
    2775 shares and 4055 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 59 plus ones and 14 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Exhausted and frustrated, Pakistani protesters want to go home
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-12 at 14:14:24

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Arshad Shah, a Pakistani protester, feels trapped: worn out after weeks of street demonstrations against the government, he wants to go home but protest organizers will not let him.

    103 twitter shares, 9158 retweets and 48 favorites
    171 shares and 128 likes on Facebook

  4. Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder; Still Faces Lesser Homicide Charge
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-12 at 05:46:14

    Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa is expected to rule on Friday on the remaining charge of “culpable homicide” in the killing of Reeva Steenkamp.

    3151 shares and 3261 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 21 plus ones and 3 reshares
    82 shares on LinkedIn
    115 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Air strikes, drones and advisers: the new template for America’s counter-terror fight
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 15:11:35

    US offensive against Isis militants in Iraq is an extension of the strategy the White House deployed in Somalia and Yemen Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 5046 retweets and 74 favorites
    54 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Most Outrageous Beauty At New York Fashion Week Spring 2015
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-12 at 16:30:16

    When we hear fashion critics like Simon Doonan refer to Fashion Week as a "fabulous Mardi Gras," we can’t help but picture the extremely unwearable beauty looks we see come down the runways.

    Models sit grim-faced backstage as their hair is twi…

    6 twitter shares
    174 shares and 4878 likes on Facebook

  7. Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 15:14:00

    Innocent people under military rule exposed to surveillance by Israel, say 43 ex-members of Unit 8200, including reservists Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1389 retweets and 31 favorites
    1025 shares and 1402 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 73 plus ones and 15 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  8. UK Ebola man plans return to Africa
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-12 at 08:46:11

    The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in Africa is to return to the country where he was infected to fight the disease.

    101 twitter shares, 3515 retweets and 46 favorites
    162 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Oscar Pistorius found not guilty of premeditated murder
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 00:23:00

    South African judge says insufficient evidence for murder verdict but manslaughter charge still pending Day one of the verdict – as it happened Continue reading…

    43 twitter shares, 12 retweets and 6 favorites
    1182 shares and 2264 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 57 plus ones and 13 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Russia warns US on Syria strikes
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-11 at 21:06:24

    Russia warns that US air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria would be a "gross violation" of international law.

    103 twitter shares, 743 retweets and 37 favorites
    938 shares and 812 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 1 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Obama’s legal rationale for Isis strikes: shoot first, ask Congress later
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 06:31:32

    For expanded Isis strikes, president relies on legal authority he disavowed only a year agoObama authorises air strikes against Isis in Syria Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1069 retweets and 96 favorites
    424 shares and 625 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 316 plus ones and 43 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  12. As Swedish elections loom, cracks start to show in ‘Nordic model’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 15:45:55

    After a fling with the right, Swedes likely to renew their vows with the left on Sunday amid anger at the role of the private sector in public services Continue reading…

    100 twitter shares, 184 retweets and 7 favorites
    974 shares and 1373 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Tanya Plibersek slams budget’s effect on low income women video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 07:15:30

    Deputy opposition leader Tanya Plibersek has slammed the effect of the budget on low income women and called for wage increases for people such as social workers employed in the community sector. Plibersek said the Abbott government is also attacking the …

    17 twitter shares and 1 favorites
    306 shares and 2275 likes on Facebook

  14. Kashmir monsoon floods leave 460 dead and displace almost a million
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 23:23:51

    Humanitarian emergency grows as Pakistani and Indian relief efforts criticised by aid-workers, amid health fears for survivors Continue reading…

    100 twitter shares, 1850 retweets and 11 favorites
    353 shares and 259 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Terrorism alert level raised to high, but Tony Abbott says no attack is imminent
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 10:40:56

    Prime minister says the change should make no difference to normal activity, but people might notice more security Continue reading…

    74 twitter shares, 432 retweets and 16 favorites
    276 shares and 616 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 929 plus ones and 91 reshares

  16. Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 16:35:00

    Judge says athlete acted too hastily and used excessive force when he shot into toilet cubicle, killing Reeva Steenkamp Latest updates on the Oscar Pistorius trial verdict Continue reading…

    100 twitter shares, 18 retweets and 3 favorites
    938 shares and 1331 likes on Facebook
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  17. US threatened Yahoo with $250,000 daily fine over NSA data refusal
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 03:04:02

    Company releases 1,500 documents from failed suit against NSA over user data requests and cooperation with Prism compliance Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 1329 retweets and 39 favorites
    475 shares and 227 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 3 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Catalans rally for independence vote
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-11 at 22:55:09

    Thousands of Catalans rally in Barcelona demanding a referendum on independence from Spain, with many energised by Scotland’s vote next week.

    103 twitter shares, 160 retweets and 24 favorites
    457 shares and 873 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Ferguson reform to courts system could leave residents paying more
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 05:03:42

    Council says it wants to stop fines being used as a source of revenue for the city, but new 15% rule means an extra $3m could be taken from residents already feeling preyed upon Continue reading…

    92 twitter shares, 1297 retweets and 72 favorites
    52 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Illegal? Irrational? Irrelevant? Obama’s Isis address falls down on every front
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 23:37:00

    Barack Obama’s announcement last night about the war against the Islamic State (Isis) which he prefers to call Isil was filled with euphemisms, questionable statements, caveats, omissions and even the occasional truth. Here’s an annotated version of the…

    103 twitter shares, 1163 retweets and 79 favorites
    103 shares and 62 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 11 plus ones

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