1. José Mujica: is this the worlds most radical president?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 10:30:15

    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…

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    56 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-19 at 15:38:38

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout.

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    322 shares and 287 likes on Facebook
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  3. Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-19 at 16:52:00

    As Scotland votes to stay in the UK Alex Salmond calls for the pledge of more devolved powers to be carried out, and David Cameron says the commitments will be honoured in full.

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    103 twitter shares, 427 retweets and 184 favorites
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    162 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-19 at 10:35:39

    The outcome, projected by the BBC, headed off the political, economic and military imponderables that would have accompanied a divorce from the United Kingdom.

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  5. Scotland Rejects Independence From United Kingdom
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-19 at 10:35:39

    The outcome headed off the political, economic and military imponderables that would have accompanied a divorce from the United Kingdom.

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    6388 shares and 10586 likes on Facebook
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    24 views on StumbleUpon

  6. VIDEO: Assange on his ‘difficult situation’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 23:26:17

    The BBC’s John Simpson speaks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on his new book and his continued refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy.

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    101 twitter shares, 9968 retweets and 60 favorites
    86 shares and 257 likes on Facebook
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  7. Forgotten death of Russian serviceman
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 17:54:42

    Russians find their relatives killed in Ukraine conflict are forgotten

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    103 twitter shares, 5622 retweets and 120 favorites
    328 shares and 202 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 4 reshares

  8. Scotland chose best option, says Spain’s PM as Catalan campaign continues
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-19 at 16:01:00

    Mariano Rajoy says Scotland avoided ‘serious consequences’ of separation, but Catalans say they want chance to vote Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 6086 retweets and 29 favorites
    58 shares and 99 likes on Facebook
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  9. Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-19 at 16:26:22

    A three-day curfew begins in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.

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    101 twitter shares, 5347 retweets and 19 favorites
    157 shares and 21 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in Historic Vote
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-19 at 16:07:40

    Scotland decisively turned away a bid for secession from Britain, with the “no” campaign winning 55.3 percent of the vote and the pro-independence side winning 44.7 percent.

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  11. Ukrainian president makes emotional plea to Congress for greater military aid
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 22:20:16

    Petro Poroshenko asks US to authorise military equipment for Ukrainian forces, and says one cannot win the war with blankets Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 564 retweets and 26 favorites
    88 shares and 235 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 2785 plus ones and 561 reshares
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  12. Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-19 at 16:14:28

    Edinburgh (AFP) – Scots rejected independence on Friday in a referendum that left the centuries-old United Kingdom intact but headed for a major shake-up that will give more autonomy to both Scotland and England.

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    88 twitter shares, 4089 retweets and 34 favorites
    26 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Russia, Ukraine and Europe have been into Vladimir Putin’s black hole of fear
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 15:35:27

    The formula for saving any dictatorship is universal: create an enemy, start a war. We are back in Soviet times of total lies – Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 454 retweets and 28 favorites
    778 shares and 989 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 623 plus ones and 158 reshares
    27 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Royal and Ancient Golf Club Votes to Admit Female Members
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-19 at 06:06:10

    The Scottish club had been under pressure to open its membership beyond the current 2,400 men. Members voted by proxy from around the world on Thursday.

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  15. Florida shooting: man kills six grandchildren and daughter in murder-suicide
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-19 at 08:00:18

    Police were summoned to home when Don Spirit threatened family, county sheriff says Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 133 retweets and 5 favorites
    683 shares and 454 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 973 plus ones and 322 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Larry Ellison Says He Is Done as Chief at Oracle
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-19 at 05:59:39

    The top job at the database giant will be shared by Mark V. Hurd, now co-president, and Safra Catz, who is co-president and chief financial officer.

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    776 shares and 1097 likes on Facebook
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  17. Scottish Vote Weighs Pride Against Risk
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-19 at 07:32:12

    While Scots have been warned repeatedly about the dire consequences of voting for independence from the United Kingdom, half — more or less — are expected to do so anyway.

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    819 shares and 1266 likes on Facebook
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  18. Islamic State shows captive British journalist in new video
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-19 at 04:25:08

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in W…

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    101 twitter shares, 1609 retweets and 20 favorites
    143 shares and 111 likes on Facebook
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    24 shares on LinkedIn

  19. News: Updates From Scotland’s Independence Referendum
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-19 at 11:19:40

    The Times is providing updates on the counting of the ballots, which stretched into the early hours of Friday morning.

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    559 shares and 1322 likes on Facebook
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  20. Indian TV news anchor fired after calling Xi Jinping ‘Eleven’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-19 at 14:22:21

    Newsreader mistakes Chinese president’s name for Roman numerals following his visit to India to boost economic ties Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1294 retweets and 43 favorites
    185 shares and 226 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

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