1. Egyptian forces ‘planned massacre’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-12 at 20:18:25

    Human Rights Watch says its year-long inquiry into the deaths of hundreds of protesters in Cairo in 2013 found evidence of systematic killings.

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    101 twitter shares, 32658 retweets and 191 favorites
    595 shares and 365 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Lauren Bacall Dies at 89; in a Bygone Hollywood, She Purred Every Word
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-13 at 06:52:05

    Ms. Bacall’s provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age, and her lasting mystique put her on a plateau in American culture that few stars reach.

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    7075 shares and 20736 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 239 plus ones and 51 reshares
    54 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Living with loss in Gaza – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-12 at 21:11:08

    Guardian photographer Sean Smith documents bereaved and wounded Palestinians trying to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the conflict with Israel Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 8033 retweets and 35 favorites
    1510 shares and 2777 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 2875 plus ones and 751 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  4. First female winner for maths medal
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-13 at 03:05:33

    Iranian mathematician Prof Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win a Fields Medal at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.

    10395 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2854 retweets and 124 favorites
    2218 shares and 4952 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 1 reshares
    112 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Gaza: hopes rise of end to war as Hamas ‘optimistic’ of deal with Israel
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-13 at 00:59:02

    Smaller Palestinian groups also confident peace agreement can be reached in Cairo talks before ceasefire ends on Wednesday Continue reading…

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    99 twitter shares, 138 retweets and 16 favorites
    111 shares and 128 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 7171 plus ones and 1584 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Top Math Prize Has Its First Female Winner
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-13 at 04:20:54

    A professor at Stanford who made an important discovery about dynamical systems joined three other mathematicians in accepting the Fields Medal.

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    1862 shares and 7172 likes on Facebook
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    49 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Talks on ending Gaza war ‘difficult’, but truce holds
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-13 at 04:56:30

    GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) – Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are "difficult", Palestinian delegates said on Tuesday, while Israeli officials said no progress had been made so far and fighting could soon resume.

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    101 twitter shares, 6183 retweets and 57 favorites
    113 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
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    6 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Giant panda triplets born in China video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-13 at 05:16:00

    A Chinese zoo has announced the rare birth of panda triplets, adding that all three are in good health. The mother of the cubs, a 12-year-old named Ju Xiao, gave birth on 29 July in Guangzhou, in the country’s south. The director of China’s conservation a…

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    93 twitter shares, 226 retweets and 19 favorites
    1093 shares and 4839 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  9. U.S. ready to help new Iraq leader, Iran welcomes choice
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-13 at 04:40:09

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country.

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    103 twitter shares, 3495 retweets and 73 favorites
    157 shares and 100 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Lion cub leads ranger to dead mother
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-12 at 16:27:56

    A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother’s corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.

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    102 twitter shares, 1880 retweets and 76 favorites
    678 shares and 1006 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Missouri police ‘shoot second man’ in city where teenager was killed
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-13 at 14:33:49

    Man is said to be in critical condition in hospital after fresh demonstrations over police shooting of Michael Brown, 18 Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 74 retweets and 8 favorites
    93 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 2636 plus ones and 712 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. 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, 945 retweets and 34 favorites
    964 shares and 1459 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  13. On Russia’s border with Ukraine, fighters and military gear move freely
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-13 at 13:03:53

    VERKHNYAYA OREKHOVKA Russia (Reuters) – In Russia’s southwestern Rostov region bordering Ukraine, a military-style training camp, a broken down border fence and tracks consistent with armoured personnel carriers or tanks add to a body of evidence of Russi…

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    96 twitter shares, 2370 retweets and 47 favorites
    49 shares and 77 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. US actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-13 at 13:40:42

    Lauren Bacall, one of Hollywood’s biggest post-war stars, has died at home in New York after a career spanning seven decades.

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    100 twitter shares, 74 retweets and 12 favorites
    1272 shares and 1007 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 56 plus ones and 9 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Robin Williams and the link between comedy and depression
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-12 at 23:21:11

    Why do many comedians struggle with depression?

    2159 Shares
    92 twitter shares, 37 retweets and 22 favorites
    553 shares and 1437 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Iranian the first woman to snare maths prize
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-13 at 12:08:32

    Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhan is among four recipients of mathematics’ top prize, the Fields Medal.

    1945 Shares
    335 shares and 1601 likes on Facebook
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    8 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Opting Against Ebola Drug for Ill African Doctor
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-13 at 06:40:48

    International colleagues of the doctor who had been leading Sierra Leone’s battle against the outbreak had to decide whether to give him a drug never before tested on people.

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    734 shares and 819 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    51 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Greek tomb is ‘important discovery’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-12 at 19:38:29

    Archaeologists who unearthed a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an "exceptionally important find", PM Antonis Samaras says.

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    69 twitter shares, 24 retweets and 12 favorites
    534 shares and 953 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  19. A Russian Convoy Carrying Aid to Ukraine Is Dogged by Suspicion
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-13 at 04:10:05

    A gift horse or a Trojan horse? That about summed up the latest, almost farcical encounter between Moscow and Kiev.

    1495 Shares
    602 shares and 755 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    32 shares on LinkedIn
    87 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Fred McConnell: There’s no such thing as a ‘sex change’ – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-12 at 21:08:00

    Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, who guided Lennox Lewis to become heavyweight world champion, has transitioned from male to female, but the media still use her old name and the wrong pronouns. Talking about transgender stories might seem like a min…

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    86 twitter shares, 62 retweets and 29 favorites
    403 shares and 723 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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