1. Grouper fish eats shark whole from fisherman’s hook video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-22 at 14:02:00

    A huge fish has snatched a shark from a fisherman’s hook as it was being reeled in off the coast of Florida. The fish, identified as a goliath grouper, took the smaller shark near the town of Bonita Springs. Goliath groupers are recorded as growing to a w…

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    100 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 3 favorites
    3296 shares and 8694 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Naked Italians spark protests against antics of drunken tourists in Barcelona
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-21 at 23:21:41

    Locals take to the streets demanding that authorities do more to combat antisocial behaviour of visitors to the city Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 110 retweets and 16 favorites
    2062 shares and 3224 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 4 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Police release video of fatal Kajieme Powell shooting in St. Louis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-21 at 19:40:14

    Authorities release recordings of death that came amid extreme tension in nearby Ferguson over Michael Brown killingPolice should shoot to kill or not at all, experts say Continue reading…

    4524 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 97 retweets and 20 favorites
    1923 shares and 2295 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 54 plus ones and 12 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Pentagon: IS ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-22 at 10:03:48

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic" vision and that it must be defeated.

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    102 twitter shares, 1925 retweets and 31 favorites
    412 shares and 826 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Obama: US will do everything we can to protect our people from Isis – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-21 at 00:21:00

    The US president, Barack Obama, Barack Obama issues a statement on the beheading of US journalist James Foley. Obama describes Foley’s killing as an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world. Foley, 40, was killed on video by an Isis …

    3264 Shares
    39 twitter shares, 14 retweets and 3 favorites
    48 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 2662 plus ones and 463 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Moscow defies Kiev, orders aid convoy onto Ukrainian soil
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-22 at 16:01:25

    DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) – Russia ordered a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine on Friday apparently without Kiev’s permission, raising the danger of direct confrontation with the Ukrainian military which i…

    3125 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2817 retweets and 11 favorites
    160 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Koala survives after getting mouth-to-mouth and heart massage
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-22 at 09:34:48

    Firefighter had to throw the koala from a tall tree to waiting volunteers after it was hit by a car and climbed to safety Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 787 retweets and 65 favorites
    492 shares and 1151 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Hamas kills 17 suspected informers for Israel
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-22 at 16:53:21

    Security official in Gaza says some of the suspected informers had previously been sentenced by Gaza courts.

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    102 twitter shares, 1618 retweets and 19 favorites
    214 shares and 620 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  9. Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-22 at 16:33:35

    By Nick Carey and Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen nearly two weeks ago. Police, who were wide…

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    98 twitter shares, 1924 retweets and 30 favorites
    33 shares on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. U.S. General Says Raiding Syria Is Key to Halting ISIS
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-22 at 14:32:23

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was circumspect in describing the sort of broad effort that would be required to roll back ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

    1933 Shares
    997 shares and 903 likes on Facebook
    33 shares on LinkedIn

  11. US Ebola patients out of hospital
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-21 at 22:49:00

    One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.

    1921 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 53 retweets and 9 favorites
    999 shares and 706 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 4 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  12. UN’s Pillay slams Security Council ‘failure’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-22 at 10:13:20

    In final address Navi Pillay says a more responsive UN Security Council could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

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    480 shares and 1430 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  13. James Foley’s parents: ‘Jimmy’s free, he’s finally free’ – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-21 at 02:57:53

    The parents of James Foley deliver a statement following the beheading of their son by an Isis militant. Speaking on Wednesday outside their home in Rochester, New Hampshire, John and Diane Foley say they are humbled to have James as a son. They describe …

    1826 Shares
    89 twitter shares, 1136 retweets and 49 favorites
    240 shares and 306 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Former top general calls on Obama to wipe out Isis in wake of Foley killing
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-21 at 23:12:27

    John Allen, who commanded Afghanistan war, writes op-ed amid varying US views on how to respond to journalists beheading Continue reading…

    1685 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 712 retweets and 37 favorites
    346 shares and 469 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  15. EU ban on powerful vacuum cleaners prompts anger and legal challenge
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-22 at 00:28:02

    Which? tells consumers to buy now as Best Buy cleaners fall foul of EU energy label that prohibits motors above 1,600w Continue reading…

    1685 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 954 retweets and 26 favorites
    369 shares and 225 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Israel Kills 3 Top Hamas Leaders as Latest Fighting Turns Its Way
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-22 at 06:25:27

    The latest round of fighting appears to have given Israel the upper hand in a conflict that has already outlasted all expectations and is increasingly becoming a war of attrition.

    1614 Shares
    615 shares and 944 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    37 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Israel kills three Hamas commanders
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-22 at 13:20:00

    Islamist group confirms loss of senior figures, while confusion remains over fate of its military chief after air strike on Tuesday Continue reading…

    1611 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 370 retweets and 30 favorites
    41 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 933 plus ones and 125 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. US signals may expand anti-jihadist attacks to Syria
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-22 at 16:49:18

    Iraqi forces battled militants northeast of Baghdad Friday, as Washington said a powerful jihadist group was "beyond anything" it has seen and that operations in Syria may also be needed. Pentagon chiefs warned of the dangers of the Isla…

    1607 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1428 retweets and 34 favorites
    29 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. NSA and GCHQ agents ‘leak Tor bugs’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-22 at 15:28:17

    The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net.

    1550 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1109 retweets and 83 favorites
    152 shares and 58 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    20 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Malaysia receives bodies of MH17 passengers
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-22 at 11:30:06

    Nation in mourning as remains of passengers killed when Malaysia aircraft was downed over Ukraine are flown home.

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    101 twitter shares, 830 retweets and 10 favorites
    81 shares and 471 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

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