1. Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 01:08:59

    Armoured personnel carriers and support vehicles cross the border, while the 280-truck convoy comes to a halt separately Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 24780 retweets and 370 favorites
    4942 shares and 3073 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 29 plus ones and 2 reshares
    116 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. VIDEO: What jobs will robots take over?
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-15 at 05:37:11

    What’s the chance a robot will take your job?

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    101 twitter shares, 11314 retweets and 78 favorites
    17 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
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    5 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. New Tack on Unrest Eases Tension in Missouri
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-15 at 08:17:58

    Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was chosen to command the officers taking over security responsibilities in Ferguson from the St. Louis County police, which had been criticized for inflaming tensions with protesters.

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    3449 shares and 6569 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 46 plus ones and 7 reshares
    39 shares on LinkedIn
    26 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Dumb ways to sell a budget, a singalong guide for Joe Hockey
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-14 at 06:36:39

    After the treasurers poor-people-dont-drive assertion it seems the government needs a lesson in avoiding political potholes Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 5573 retweets and 102 favorites
    506 shares and 1327 likes on Facebook
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    2 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Hamas negotiator: We are not interested in confrontation – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 01:06:00

    Hamas negotiator Khalil al-Hayya says the Islamist organisation is open to a long-term truce with Israel, but warns it will retaliate if provoked. He calls on Israel to stop ‘playing with terminologies and hiding behind them’, and threatens to renew confr…

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    10 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 4534 plus ones and 869 reshares

  6. Iraq’s Maliki finally steps aside, paving way for new government
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-15 at 05:29:21

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure within Iraq and beyond on Thursday and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash a Sunni Islamist insurgency that threatens…

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    103 twitter shares, 4585 retweets and 143 favorites
    390 shares and 203 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  7. The Best Alternatives For Anyone Who Hates Wearing Lipstick
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-15 at 16:30:29

    We get it. Wearing lipstick is tricky. True, there are some really excellent lipsticks out there, but there are also plenty with super-drying formulas or ones that bleed all over your face.

    Luckily, HuffPost Live makeup artist Kari Bauce is a pro in thi…

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    152 shares and 4325 likes on Facebook

  8. Missouri governor removes St Louis police from Ferguson protest duty
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 01:53:31

    Jay Nixon says Missouri highway patrol will take over responding to protests against the police killing of Michael BrownFollow all the latest from Ferguson in our live blog Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1819 retweets and 53 favorites
    437 shares and 360 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 938 plus ones and 321 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Ferguson: disarming tactics of highway patrol pay dividends as calm descends
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 08:21:09

    Crowds respond positively after county police who used teargas and rubber bullets are replaced on governors orders Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1131 retweets and 158 favorites
    956 shares and 1506 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 1 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Hamas shows off M-75 rockets as truce winds down – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-14 at 01:37:00

    Hamas TV broadcasts footage of M-75 rockets under production at an unknown location as the deadline for a three-day ceasefire draws near. Israeli forces are also seen gathering near the Gaza border. The 78-hour truce is due to expire at midnight on Wednes…

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    43 twitter shares, 6 retweets and 3 favorites
    19 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 3067 plus ones and 610 reshares

  11. Ferguson police: a stark illustration of newly militarised US law enforcement
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-14 at 23:09:54

    Critics say skyrocketing proliferation of heavy weaponry and equipment among local police lead to increase in violenceProtests met with teargas and rubber bullets in FergusonObama addresses Ferguson police action and protests Swat teams increasingly used …

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    102 twitter shares, 1487 retweets and 59 favorites
    810 shares and 1017 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Michael Brown protests: police deploy armoured trucks and assault rifles in Ferguson
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-14 at 12:51:21

    Heavily armed police fired teargas and rubber bullets to force hundreds of protesters out of the centre of the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, on the fourth night of protests over the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown. The refusal of police …

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    103 twitter shares, 1487 retweets and 85 favorites
    452 shares and 930 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  13. Maliki gives up Iraq PM job to rival
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-15 at 09:08:23

    Nouri al-Maliki ends bid to hold on to power and endorses Haider al-Abadi’s appointment as his successor.

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    753 shares and 2288 likes on Facebook
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  14. Hamas talks of ‘real chance’ for Gaza agreement with Israel
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-14 at 22:50:31

    As truce is extended, negotiator says Hamas doesn’t want more death but will only sign deal that meets Palestinian demands Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 132 retweets and 15 favorites
    123 shares and 62 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 2090 plus ones and 386 reshares

  15. Police search Cliff Richard property
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-14 at 22:46:32

    Police search a Berkshire property belonging to Sir Cliff Richard in relation to an alleged historical sex offence.

    2882 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 67 retweets and 11 favorites
    1265 shares and 1386 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 28 plus ones and 3 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Ebola epidemic ‘vastly’ underestimated: WHO
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-15 at 16:50:05

    The UN’s health agency said the scale of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been vastly underestimated and "extraordinary measures" were needed to contain the disease. As the official toll climbed to 1,069, according to World Health Organisat…

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    99 twitter shares, 2365 retweets and 44 favorites
    131 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    25 shares on LinkedIn

  17. WHO: Ebola outbreak vastly underestimated
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-15 at 09:09:36

    Though more than 1,000 people have died in the world’s worst ever outbreak, the UN now says that number may be higher.

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    566 shares and 1936 likes on Facebook
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    3 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Relief as Iraq’s Maliki bows out, but fear little will change
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-15 at 16:26:24

    Iraqis and foreign brokers breathed a sigh of relief Friday after Nuri al-Maliki dropped his bid for a third term as prime minister, a move seen as vital to tackling a spiralling military and humanitarian crisis. A day after Washington claimed its air str…

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    76 twitter shares, 2078 retweets and 35 favorites
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Williams ‘had Parkinson’s’ at death
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-15 at 01:25:38

    Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease at the time of his death, his wife has said.

    2111 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 405 retweets and 18 favorites
    846 shares and 712 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Middle East borders are being redrawn in religious war, says Paddy Ashdown
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 14:44:39

    Former Lib Dem leader endorses government’s decision to arm Kurdish forces and calls on Britain and US to act as ‘handmaidens to Kurdish independence’ Continue reading…

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    94 twitter shares, 1828 retweets and 34 favorites
    20 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

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