1. Missouri State Senator On Michael Brown Killing: Theft Does Not Equal Death
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-17 at 04:49:39

    The Missouri state senator who was tear-gassed while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown, protested the injection of Brown’s alleged robbery prior to his death into the debate over whether Ferguson po…

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    101 twitter shares, 21087 retweets and 315 favorites
    467 shares and 2590 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 5 reshares

  2. Resisting Nazis, He Saw Need for Israel. Now He Is Its Critic.
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-16 at 15:53:53

    Henk Zanoli, 91, who saved a Jewish boy in 1943, said he could not keep the award he received from Israel after six relatives of his grandniece’s Palestinian husband were killed in Gaza last month.

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    7459 shares and 11359 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 35 plus ones and 4 reshares
    77 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Palestinians accuse Israel of violating Gaza truce
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 18:25:23

    GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza accused Israel on Friday of a cross-border shooting in violation of a truce that has largely held since getting off to a shaky start on Thursday.

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    101 twitter shares, 7267 retweets and 23 favorites
    63 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
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    3 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Jay Nixon Declares State Of Emergency, Curfew In Ferguson
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-17 at 01:56:21

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has signed an order declaring a state of emergency and ordering a curfew in Ferguson, he announced in a press conference on Saturday.

    The curfew will last from midnight to 5 a.m., according to Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Misso…

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    103 twitter shares, 2743 retweets and 83 favorites
    1444 shares and 2805 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 3 reshares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  5. One shot, seven arrested in clashes after curfew in Ferguson, Missouri
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-17 at 15:05:28

    By Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested early on Sunday as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew was imposed following days of unrest over a black teenager bei…

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    101 twitter shares, 6546 retweets and 60 favorites
    285 shares and 79 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Australian PM comments ‘offensive’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-16 at 18:12:10

    Scotland’s first minister says the Australian prime minister’s negative comments on Scottish independence were "foolish and hypocritical".

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    103 twitter shares, 1285 retweets and 82 favorites
    1399 shares and 3294 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 2 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Ukraine rebel says he has 1,200 fighters ‘trained in Russia’ under his command
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-16 at 21:08:31

    Prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic posts speech to YouTube saying they have 30 tanks Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 4790 retweets and 54 favorites
    164 shares and 113 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 107 plus ones and 24 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Islamic State group ‘executes 700’ in Syria
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-17 at 09:57:04

    Activists say the killings of Sheitat tribesmen, many by beheading, happened over the last two weeks.

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    103 twitter shares, 947 retweets and 37 favorites
    1865 shares and 2294 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 73 plus ones and 9 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Man returns Israel medal over Gaza
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-16 at 06:42:28

    A Dutchman honoured by Israel for saving a Jewish child in WWII returns his medal after six of his relatives die in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

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    101 twitter shares, 207 retweets and 31 favorites
    2388 shares and 2484 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 31 plus ones and 9 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Missouri governor declares state of emergency and curfew in Ferguson
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 09:35:35

    Jay Nixon: We must have and maintain peace Curfew will run from midnight to 5am Governor rattled as emotions run high at news conference Days of rage expose a segregated society Sharpton urges protesters not to aid smear campaign Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 3109 retweets and 85 favorites
    690 shares and 543 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 6 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    11 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Israeli ship remains at sea as thousands of protesters gather in Oakland
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 13:12:07

    Blockade delayed as word spreads that ship is off the coast of California, closer to Santa Cruz, and wont be docking that day Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 2407 retweets and 26 favorites
    445 shares and 791 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  12. Mixed Emotions In Ferguson As Midnight Curfew Approaches
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-17 at 06:57:05

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Community leaders expressed both worry and optimism on Saturday about the midnight curfew imposed by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to stop the looting that has marred protests over the death of an unarmed teen in this St. Louis suburb.

    In the early…

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    102 twitter shares, 2697 retweets and 76 favorites
    203 shares and 685 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Midnight Curfew in Effect for Ferguson
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-17 at 05:58:56

    Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the curfew as protests continued over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, and after incidents of looting Friday night.

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    1573 shares and 1565 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 4 reshares
    28 shares on LinkedIn
    41 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Australia reserves 2,200 places for Syrian refugees
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 09:49:26

    Scott Morrison helps people in the midst of a terrible conflict while trying to return Syrians held in offshore detention Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2960 retweets and 76 favorites
    29 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  15. Tony Abbott blasted for ‘ludicrous’ intervention in Scottish referendum
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 04:10:17

    Proponents of independence point to Australias positive experience after separating from Britain Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 369 retweets and 34 favorites
    601 shares and 1904 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Isis: a portrait of the menace that is sweeping my homeland
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 03:55:00

    The rise of Isis is rooted in a mix of politics, a Sunni sense of isolation and a shakeup in Salafist doctrine. Here, an analyst whose Syrian home has seen some of its bloodiest excesses, explains its dramatic surge Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1778 retweets and 132 favorites
    424 shares and 321 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  17. News Analysis: As World Boils, Fingers Point Obama’s Way
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-16 at 07:11:55

    Buffeted by international instability, the president stresses that there are limits to American power, and that the chief executive is not omnipotent.

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    1075 shares and 1384 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 2 reshares
    47 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Missouri police fire teargas at Ferguson protesters defying curfew
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 15:08:36

    About 200 demonstrators ignore calls to return home after Missouri governor declares state of emergency Continue reading…

    2466 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2076 retweets and 34 favorites
    144 shares and 70 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 31 plus ones and 3 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Reporter’s Notebook: On a Helicopter, Going Down: Inside a Lethal Crash in Iraq
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-17 at 00:22:26

    Alissa J. Rubin, a veteran Times foreign correspondent, was injured Tuesday in a helicopter crash in Kurdistan and dictated this article from her hospital bed in Istanbul.

    2466 Shares
    1032 shares and 1245 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    49 shares on LinkedIn
    128 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Rebels down warplane ahead of Russia, Ukraine meeting
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-17 at 15:45:06

    Pro-Russia rebels on Sunday shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet ahead of urgent talks between Kiev and Moscow's top diplomats to defuse tensions over fighting in east Ukraine. The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France headed for …

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    102 twitter shares, 177 retweets and 30 favorites
    788 shares and 1238 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares
    13 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

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