1. 66,000 Syrians flee into Turkey
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-21 at 03:51:45

    Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.

    103 twitter shares, 20774 retweets and 66 favorites
    912 shares and 934 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    38 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Tipsy Australian ‘repels’ crocodile
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-20 at 14:38:55

    An Australian hunter says he fought off a crocodile by poking the reptile in the eye, admitting he was tipsy during the attack.

    100 twitter shares, 8385 retweets
    169 shares and 130 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares

  3. IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-21 at 16:28:42

    Suruc (Turkey) (AFP) – Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town on Sunday as tens of thousands fled in terror across the border into Turkey.

    102 twitter shares, 8017 retweets and 43 favorites
    25 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  4. Paris Falls Out of Love With the Padlocks on Its Bridges
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-21 at 08:16:54

    Thick glass, with nothing to hitch a lock to, has begun replacing the panels where thousands have symbolized everlasting devotion by fastening hardware.

    101 twitter shares, 4712 retweets and 83 favorites
    231 shares and 260 likes on Facebook
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. In Ruins of Ukrainian Town, Residents Crave Food, Water and Peace
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-20 at 22:43:25

    As residents began repairing the damage in Luhansk and taking stock of the calamity around them, many said they no longer cared about the politics that caused it all.

    101 twitter shares, 2629 retweets and 51 favorites
    265 shares and 983 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-21 at 01:25:24

    At a United Nations gathering on Tuesday, leaders will face a divide between the rich countries responsible for extensive carbon emissions and the poor countries that stand to suffer most as a result.

    103 twitter shares, 2835 retweets and 74 favorites
    305 shares and 595 likes on Facebook
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Chinese Tourists Find a Movable Feast Best Left Behind
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-20 at 20:55:37

    The French capital is the No. 1 destination in Europe for Chinese tourists, but many have unrealistic expectations of the city.

    1134 shares and 2191 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    18 shares on LinkedIn
    27 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Boko Haram ‘kills dozens’ at market
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-21 at 01:19:35

    Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.

    101 twitter shares, 2837 retweets and 29 favorites
    280 shares and 47 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  9. U.S. Suspects More Direct Threats Beyond ISIS
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-21 at 02:09:45

    A Syrian group led by a former member of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle is seen as more dangerous than the Islamic State for its potential to launch terror attacks.

    103 twitter shares, 2252 retweets and 93 favorites
    371 shares and 248 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    21 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Russian jets intercepted off Alaska
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-20 at 05:10:33

    Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.

    100 twitter shares, 251 retweets and 11 favorites
    1122 shares and 1063 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 2 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Polygamist women dressed ‘like ninjas’ attack home of witness in Utah sex assault case
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-20 at 23:25:14

    Police say two women in West Jordan, aged 18 and 22, violently attacked one of the adult males in the house and are now in custodyPortland polices problem with race: This city is not as liberal as it thinks it is Continue reading…

    100 twitter shares, 627 retweets and 21 favorites
    730 shares and 993 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 5 reshares
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Turkey opens border to 45,000 Kurds fleeing Isis militants in Syria
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-21 at 15:55:00

    Eight crossing points opened to allow in people fleeing Islamic State fighters who have seized control of 60 villages near border Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 1847 retweets and 31 favorites
    219 shares and 305 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones

  13. Man with knife breaks into White House
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-21 at 08:43:26

    US secret service reviews procedures after intruder manages to enter mansion in one of biggest security lapses in years.

    100 twitter shares, 1448 retweets and 10 favorites
    233 shares and 567 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Afghan Presidential Rivals Finally Agree on Power-Sharing Deal
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-21 at 01:47:23

    In negotiations over the disputed presidential election, Abdullah Abdullah, who is widely expected to lose, has insisted that the count not be made public.

    103 twitter shares, 1066 retweets and 93 favorites
    339 shares and 642 likes on Facebook
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    25 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-21 at 08:46:43

    Health workers burying Ebola victims come under attack on second day of national curfew to stop spread of disease.

    101 twitter shares, 1583 retweets and 8 favorites
    211 shares and 332 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  16. French farmers torch tax office
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-20 at 17:19:30

    Angry French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards burn down tax and insurance offices in a Brittany town.

    101 twitter shares, 884 retweets and 18 favorites
    599 shares and 517 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 1 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Jameis Winston Continues To Do What He Wants, Warms Up In Pads After Being Suspended
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-21 at 07:03:03

    Jameis Winston seems to do whatever Jameis Winston wants to do.

    The suspended Florida State quarterback took the field for warm-ups before his team’s game on Saturday night in full pads and wearing his helmet even though he was barred from playing. Winst…

    64 twitter shares, 63 retweets and 38 favorites
    194 shares and 1767 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Far right hijacks image of Afghan heroine for anti-burqa campaign
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-21 at 02:08:46

    Policewoman Malalai Kakar was killed by the Taliban, but now her picture is being used on social media to represent a ‘terrorist’ Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 441 retweets and 26 favorites
    614 shares and 924 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Turkey Obtains Release of Hostages Held in Iraq
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-21 at 05:37:25

    Forty-nine hostages held by Islamic State militants were returned to Turkey on Saturday after what Turkey said was a covert operation led by its intelligence agency.

    101 twitter shares, 147 retweets and 76 favorites
    604 shares and 1108 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  20. U.S. Criticizes Efforts to Intimidate Times Reporter in Turkey
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-21 at 09:19:36

    The correspondent has been attacked online and denounced as a traitor after publication of an article about Islamic State recruiting in Turkey.

    102 twitter shares, 1465 retweets and 62 favorites
    150 shares and 125 likes on Facebook
    11 shares on LinkedIn

How we Rank

We track the Worlds’s leading news sites and try to find out which stories made a splash today, as based on social media shares. We are currently tracking Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon shares.

If you are a habitual news reader and need an aggregation point, this would be an ideal tool for you to get all the trending news in one place every morning and evening. Subscribe to our feeds on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or on RSS for a ping on the daily update.

Note that we are currently combing through Huffington Post, Yahoo News, BBC, The Guardian, Reuters, CNN, AlJazeera, and The New York Times.

If you would like to add other news sites to this list, please tweet us at @TheNextMeme.

Thanks for visiting.

Like Memes? Funnies? Epic Longreads? Hit Subscribe!