1. BBC team attacked in southern Russia
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 16:25:40

    A BBC team is attacked in southern Russia after investigating reports of Russian servicemen killed near the border with Ukraine.

    7656 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 7042 retweets and 91 favorites
    263 shares and 135 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Worlds happiest country: how did Panama overtake Denmark?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-17 at 23:57:29

    A new poll suggests the Danes arent the most contented people in the world any more. So what has Panama got that the Scandinavian nation lacks? Continue reading…

    7293 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6610 retweets and 59 favorites
    260 shares and 243 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 3 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Frances Abbott scholarship: whistleblower pleads guilty
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 10:07:02

    Freya Newman pleads guilty to accessing restricted records showing PMs daughter received $60,000 scholarship Continue reading…

    5954 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3037 retweets and 32 favorites
    683 shares and 2099 likes on Facebook

  4. ‘Budget emergency’ denied by 63 leading Australian economists
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 05:34:08

    The economists argue the governments chief aim shouldnt be to generate a surplus but to generate employment Continue reading…

    5661 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 496 retweets and 30 favorites
    1517 shares and 3493 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Well: Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-18 at 06:31:40

    New research in mice suggests artificial sweeteners may disrupt the ability to regulate blood sugar, causing changes in metabolism that can be a precursor to diabetes.

    5382 Shares
    2679 shares and 2639 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 2 reshares
    40 shares on LinkedIn

  6. EU officials, already vexed by ‘British question’ must consider Scotland too
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-17 at 10:30:04

    Yes vote to independence will take EU into uncharted waters, and could see Scotland clamouring to join while England leaves Continue reading…

    5124 Shares
    82 twitter shares, 268 retweets and 16 favorites
    57 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 4297 plus ones and 381 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Scots head to polls for referendum
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 16:23:01

    Millions of people in Scotland are heading to the polls to vote on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.

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    101 twitter shares, 55 retweets and 15 favorites
    2156 shares and 2162 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 24 plus ones and 1 reshares
    21 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Is this the worlds most radical president?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 10:30:26

    Uruguays José Mujica lives in a tiny house rather than the presidential palace, and gives away 90% of his salary. Hes legalised marijuana and gay marriage. But his greatest legacy is governing without giving up his revolutionary ideals Contin…

    4281 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 760 retweets and 91 favorites
    1119 shares and 2189 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. US school districts given free machine guns and grenade launchers
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 10:00:44

    Calls to hand back weapons and gear, from M16 rifles to mine-proof vehicles, obtained under Pentagon scheme Continue reading…

    3065 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 76 retweets and 21 favorites
    1670 shares and 1179 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Forgotten death of Russian serviceman
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 15:00:41

    Russians find their relatives killed in Ukraine conflict are forgotten

    2902 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2582 retweets and 62 favorites
    87 shares and 57 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares

  11. Australia in ‘beheading plot’ raids
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 13:35:17

    Police carry out anti-terror raids in Sydney sparked by intelligence that Islamic extremists were planning random killings in Australia.

    2787 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1703 retweets and 37 favorites
    572 shares and 269 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 76 plus ones and 9 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Texas set to execute Lisa Coleman for gruesome murder of child
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-17 at 18:11:13

    Woman convicted of murder in death of Davontae Williams to be only the 15th woman in the US executed since 1976 Continue reading…

    2325 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 134 retweets and 9 favorites
    502 shares and 1574 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Terrorism raids: Isis ‘urging followers to behead Australians’, says PM
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 14:17:21

    Two charged and nine released after Sydney raids22-year-old accused of planning public killingsAbbott: Isis militants urged demonstration killings video Continue reading…

    1735 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 123 retweets and 19 favorites
    581 shares and 897 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Voting under way in Scotland referendum
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-18 at 14:52:29

    Excitement mounts as Scots vote in referendum on whether to break away from the UK and become independent.

    1703 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1375 retweets and 8 favorites
    104 shares and 108 likes on Facebook
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  15. NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 15:51:50

    NewsCorp’s chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.

    1656 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1432 retweets and 47 favorites
    25 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Degrade and destroy? Unclear military goals are an American tradition
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-17 at 23:55:26

    For decades, the US has been foggy about its military objectives overseas at the cost of countless lives, dollars and victories Continue reading…

    1420 Shares
    93 twitter shares, 1010 retweets and 37 favorites
    110 shares and 167 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Scottish Independence: Scotland’s Voters Take To The Polls In Pictures
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-18 at 12:50:38

    Polling stations have opened across Scotland today in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England.

    The No campaign continues to have a slender lead over Yes ahead of tomorrow’s Scottish independence refere…

    1402 Shares
    17 twitter shares, 8 retweets and 2 favorites
    14 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1360 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Australian PM says police raids follow IS linked beheading plot
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-18 at 16:19:47

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Militants connected with radical group Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operati…

    1350 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 967 retweets and 17 favorites
    118 shares and 45 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn
    93 views on StumbleUpon

  19. House Votes to Authorize Aid to Syrian Rebels in ISIS Fight
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-18 at 06:19:39

    A House divided along unusual and unpredictable lines voted to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to confront the militant group Islamic State, backing President Obama.

    1344 Shares
    707 shares and 564 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 30 plus ones and 1 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Ebola can ‘ruin W Africa economies’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 02:08:39

    The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.

    1328 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 393 retweets and 33 favorites
    329 shares and 439 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    18 shares on LinkedIn

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