1. Three NATO soldiers killed in Kabul suicide bombing
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-16 at 16:15:52

    Kabul (AFP) – A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, triggering a massive blast that killed one Polish soldier and two other foreign troops as well as wounding at least 13 civilians.

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    101 twitter shares, 9184 retweets and 25 favorites
    18 shares and 9 likes on Facebook

  2. Darrien Hunt: Utah authorities alter account of shooting by police
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 05:42:58

    Family lawyer says bullets came from behind and criticises almost incomprehensible delay in questioning officers involved Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 7586 retweets and 74 favorites
    187 shares and 144 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares

  3. Loved and Hated, Former Premier of Thailand Is Erased From Textbook
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-16 at 14:31:50

    In a plugged-in Thailand, it is unclear to what degree the military junta can remove Thaksin Shinawatra from the public’s consciousness.

    7690 Shares
    1098 shares and 6562 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Margaret and David call it quits after 28 years as ABC axes At the Movies
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 08:44:37

    Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, Australias best-known film reviewing partnership, have announced their retirement Continue reading…

    5651 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 3 retweets and 1 favorites
    1151 shares and 4395 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Japan PM’s liberal newspaper critic is humbled by errors
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-16 at 10:12:37

    TOKYO (Reuters) – It was a rare role reversal for Japan’s influential Asahi newspaper, which is known for exposing wrongdoing in high places, when its president stood before cameras to bow, apologise and pledge to restore his organisation’s credibility.

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    102 twitter shares, 4531 retweets and 67 favorites
    49 shares and 21 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  6. U.S. Pushes Back Against Warnings That ISIS Plans to Enter From Mexico
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-16 at 06:28:33

    Counterterrorism officials said they are far more concerned that a militant will enter the country in a quite typical way: legally, on a commercial airline flight.

    3491 Shares
    1948 shares and 1480 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 4 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Greenwald, Dotcom, Snowden and Assange take on ‘adolescent’ John Key
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-15 at 20:45:27

    Internet interceptors unfazed by mega-drills or media drilling as they reveal Moment of Truth to New Zealand ahead of election Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1695 retweets and 74 favorites
    441 shares and 1157 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares

  8. Joe Hockey blows up again over appalling windfarms
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 08:45:30

    Treasurer reaffirms his view of wind turbines as a blight on the Australian landscape as his government considers gutting the renewable energy sector The beauty of windfarms in pictures Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 612 retweets and 42 favorites
    449 shares and 1135 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Goldfish has brain operation
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-15 at 23:16:37

    An Australian goldfish called George is recovering from successful microsurgery in which a large tumour was removed from his brain.

    2281 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 32 retweets and 9 favorites
    1157 shares and 932 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 5 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Auschwitz guard charged with being accessory to 300,000 murders
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 11:36:43

    Prosecutors say Oskar Groening, now 93, dealt with belongings and counted money of Hungarian Jews sent to their deaths Continue reading…

    2009 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 405 retweets and 24 favorites
    462 shares and 1012 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  11. World leaders vow to do ‘whatever necessary’ to defeat Isis jihadis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 01:31:11

    Meeting of 24 countries in Paris sees support for Iraq’s new government and urgent calls for action against ‘global threat’ Bombs won’t solve the Isis problem Continue reading…

    1854 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1594 retweets and 27 favorites
    83 shares and 48 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. DealBook: Microsoft Says It Will Pay $2.5 Billion for Company That Created Minecraft
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-16 at 06:48:10

    Microsoft agreed on Monday to buy the creator of Minecraft, the world-building computer game, for $2.5 billion, in a move meant to add the immensely popular title to its stock of content.

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    641 shares and 962 likes on Facebook
    238 shares on LinkedIn

  13. US begins expanded campaign against ISIL
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-16 at 15:11:17

    Jets hit ISIL fighters south of Baghdad at request of Iraqi forces, starting campaign to "degrade and destroy" group.

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    575 shares and 1213 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  14. British tourists murdered in Thailand
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 08:12:00

    David Miller, 24, from Jersey, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, from Great Yarmouth, found dead on island of Koh Tao Continue reading…

    1721 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 19 retweets and 4 favorites
    947 shares and 638 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Putin could be as bad as Stalin, says former defence secretary
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-15 at 16:41:11

    Senior Labour MP Bob Ainsworth warns that Russia is a bigger threat to world peace than Isis Continue reading…

    1554 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 166 retweets and 18 favorites
    477 shares and 439 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 257 plus ones and 50 reshares
    39 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Dropbox reveals government requests for user information
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-15 at 18:52:30

    More than 250 requests have been made for user information in the first half of 2014, the companys transparency report revealed Continue reading…

    1475 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1085 retweets and 49 favorites
    119 shares and 51 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 4 reshares
    37 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Migrant boat was ‘deliberately sunk’ in Mediterranean sea, killing 500
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-15 at 21:13:00

    Two survivors of sinking said traffickers rammed boat, which left Egypt on 6 September, after passengers refused to transfer vessel Continue reading…

    1438 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 441 retweets and 29 favorites
    537 shares and 316 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  18. U.S. scouts for Sunni allies on the ground in Iraq
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-16 at 11:41:56

    By Oliver Holmes, Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Jason Szep and Ned Parker

    1337 Shares
    29 twitter shares, 26 retweets and 4 favorites
    56 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 1134 plus ones and 77 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Obama sends 3,000 troops to W.Africa to ‘turn tide’ on Ebola
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-16 at 16:45:13

    Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will try to "turn the tide" on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to west Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region.

    1272 Shares
    97 twitter shares, 846 retweets and 23 favorites
    265 shares and 39 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Arab cooperation is symbolic win for US, but uneasy allies face many tests
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-15 at 01:15:49

    Offers of help from Arab nations attest to the gravity of the Isis challenge, but signs of difficulties are already emerging Continue reading…

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    40 twitter shares, 24 retweets and 1 favorites
    32 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 925 plus ones and 227 reshares

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