1. ‘Islamic State’ is a slur on our faith, say leading Muslims
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-13 at 22:30:01

    Imams call on David Cameron and others to stop using phrase which they say gives credibility to a terrorist organisation Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 31339 retweets and 241 favorites
    1008 shares and 1260 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    26 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Islamic State video purports to show beheading of UK hostage David Haines
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-14 at 05:25:24

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday which purported to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

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    102 twitter shares, 22329 retweets and 208 favorites
    806 shares and 515 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    20 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Pope decries ‘piecemeal WWIII’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-13 at 20:20:15

    A World War III "fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction" may have started, Pope Francis says at a ceremony honouring WWI victims.

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    103 twitter shares, 15561 retweets and 13 favorites
    841 shares and 327 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. ISIS Video Shows Execution of David Cawthorne Haines, British Aid Worker
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-14 at 06:35:36

    A video released by the group shows the aid worker kneeling in a desert landscape that looks identical to where two American journalists were killed by the group in the past month. Moments later, he is beheaded.

    13328 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3814 retweets and 179 favorites
    2746 shares and 6447 likes on Facebook
    38 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Oscar Pistorius Guilty of Culpable Homicide
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-14 at 00:35:42

    Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of a charge equivalent to manslaughter in the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp, but he was granted bail and will remain free until sentencing procedures on Oct. 13.

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    103 twitter shares, 5073 retweets and 204 favorites
    1208 shares and 1719 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 58 plus ones and 7 reshares
    33 shares on LinkedIn
    45 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Vietnam’s forgotten Cambodian war
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-14 at 08:56:11

    The soldiers behind Vietnam’s forgotten war in Cambodia

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    99 twitter shares, 7862 retweets and 11 favorites
    80 shares and 56 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Struggling to Starve ISIS of Oil Revenue, U.S. Seeks Assistance From Turkey
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-13 at 22:37:41

    The territory ISIS controls in Iraq produces thousands of barrels of oil that can fetch millions on the Turkish black market, and U.S. officials are leaning heavily on Turkey to take action.

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    103 twitter shares, 5300 retweets and 180 favorites
    536 shares and 327 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares
    51 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Tony Abbott: Australia to send military force to fight Isis ‘death cult’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 09:08:44

    Some 600 personnel, including special forces troops, and eight F/A-18F Super Hornet jets will make up military contribution to international coalition Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 5537 retweets and 1 favorites
    263 shares and 435 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Isis video claims to show beheading of British hostage David Haines
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 13:17:16

    Haines, 44, an aid worker, was captured in Syria in 2013David Cameron denounces the murder as act of pure evilDavid Haines: a fantastic man and father Continue reading…

    6198 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3040 retweets and 70 favorites
    1647 shares and 1287 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 26 plus ones and 2 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Australia joining the fight against Isis can be justified but where will it end?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 12:30:04

    Tony Abbott has pushed hard for Australian intervention but it brings the risk of more retaliation and becoming embroiled in what he calls the witches brew Continue reading…

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    54 twitter shares, 19 retweets and 3 favorites
    14 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 4957 plus ones and 1076 reshares

  11. Palin family in Alaska brawl: ‘Alcohol was believed to be a factor’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-13 at 02:23:07

    Police confirm verbal and physical altercation took place outside house party in Anchorage, where former governor Sarah Palin was reported to have shouted: Do you know who I am? Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 85 retweets and 20 favorites
    1628 shares and 3649 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 79 plus ones and 9 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Police Armored Vehicle Is Unwelcome in California College Town
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-14 at 02:44:09

    Davis, Calif., obtained an armored vehicle from the Defense Department that the police chief called “perfect” for active shooter incidents. Then the City Council told the police to get rid of it.

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    1619 shares and 2923 likes on Facebook
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Afghanistan Boldly Raises Its Colors, as Never Before
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-14 at 04:32:14

    Flying from a specially erected pole more than 200 feet high, the black, red and green flag, at 97 feet by 65 feet, is big enough to drape over an intact Dreadnoughtus dinosaur fossil.

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    103 twitter shares, 3441 retweets and 111 favorites
    166 shares and 585 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  14. David Haines: ‘a fantastic man and father’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 04:09:36

    British aid worker, a video of whose murder has been released online, had been in Syria for three days when he was seized Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 2651 retweets and 113 favorites
    410 shares and 935 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-14 at 14:02:23

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott promises fighter jets and special forces to coalition set to battle the Islamic State group.

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    101 twitter shares, 3193 retweets and 9 favorites
    187 shares and 556 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. ISIS Video Claims To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker David Haines
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-14 at 03:49:54

    Islamic State militants released a video on social media on Saturday they said showed the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

    In the video produced by ISIS’ media wing and posted on Twitter, a masked militant with a British-sounding accent add…

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    101 twitter shares, 72 retweets and 8 favorites
    1167 shares and 2160 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones

  17. US man gets six years hard labour in N Korea
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-14 at 16:13:24

    Matthew Miller was detained in Pyongyang after reportedly tearing up his visa at the airport and demanding asylum.

    2637 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2098 retweets and 35 favorites
    107 shares and 255 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 6 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. In Jordan, Ever Younger Syrian Brides
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-13 at 23:38:23

    For many Syrian families in Jordan’s refugee camps, marrying girls off at younger ages is seen as necessary, but women’s advocates say that they are trading immediate dangers for longer-term ones.

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    103 twitter shares, 1013 retweets and 84 favorites
    673 shares and 697 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  19. The Big Fix: Sun and Wind Alter German Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-14 at 06:25:54

    Germany’s renewable-energy push has had an impact far beyond its shores, driving down costs faster than almost anyone thought possible just a few years ago.

    2587 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1778 retweets and 61 favorites
    417 shares and 178 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    36 shares on LinkedIn

  20. U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-13 at 06:40:17

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more and could infect hundreds of thousands, say scientists mapping its spread for the American government.

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    1364 shares and 824 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 5 reshares
    55 shares on LinkedIn

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