1. Airstrikes by U.S. and Allies Hit ISIS Targets in Syria
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-23 at 09:26:55

    Airstrikes, conducted with several Arab allies, unleashed a torrent of cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs on the militants’ de facto capital, Raqqa, Syria.

    4352 shares and 7083 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 30 plus ones and 5 reshares
    37 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  2. US strikes Islamic State in Syria
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-23 at 16:39:18

    The US and other nations, including Arab states, begin air strikes against Islamic State militant targets in Syria, the Pentagon says.

    103 twitter shares, 645 retweets and 24 favorites
    2329 shares and 2687 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    18 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. You’ve Never Smelled A Bath & Body Works Perfume Like This
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-23 at 16:30:16

    When I think of Bath & Body Works, I get flashbacks of my teenage years when I would go to Northwoods Mall with my best friends.

    It’s been quite some time since I stepped foot inside a Bath & Body Works store. But all it took was just one whiff …

    6 twitter shares
    174 shares and 4935 likes on Facebook

  4. Counter-terrorism raids: five unanswered questions
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-22 at 13:31:09

    800 police, 15 people detained, but only one terrorism charge. Was there really a plot to behead a member of the public? And if so, why havent more charges been laid? Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 512 retweets and 38 favorites
    1187 shares and 2555 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Special Section: Climate Change
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-23 at 06:23:44

    1673 shares and 2652 likes on Facebook

  6. VIDEO: Blair: ‘Boots on ground’ to defeat IS
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-22 at 07:27:36

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the BBC that IS militants will not be defeated until they are fought on the ground.

    93 twitter shares, 3976 retweets and 52 favorites
    49 shares and 28 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 8 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. US and allies strike ISIL targets in Syria
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-23 at 16:53:06

    US and Arab coalition attacks ISIL in northern Syria, as Washington conducts separate strikes on Al-Nusra Front ally.

    102 twitter shares, 935 retweets and 18 favorites
    1066 shares and 1926 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    39 views on StumbleUpon

  8. US confirms 14 air strikes against Isis in Syria
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-23 at 14:03:46

    US and allies have deployed jets and missiles against militantsIsis stronghold of Raqqa is among targets, says US officialDozens of fighters are killed, says monitoring groupBahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan involvedSyria air strikes: latest de…

    103 twitter shares, 327 retweets and 79 favorites
    1235 shares and 1804 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 426 plus ones and 93 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  9. John Howard: there was no genocide of Aboriginal Australians video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-22 at 06:02:00

    The former Australian prime minister John Howard has reiterated his belief that there was no genocide of Indigenous Australians during the stolen generations era. In an interview with the Seven network, Howard said that modern governments should not be ex…

    54 twitter shares, 201 retweets and 9 favorites
    854 shares and 2115 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    12 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Chad becomes 37th African state to seek ban on homosexuality
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-22 at 22:22:46

    Draft law condemned for making same-sex relations punishable by 20-year sentence, though abolition of death penalty is praised Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1917 retweets and 44 favorites
    513 shares and 455 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Israel shoots down Syrian warplane over Golan
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-23 at 16:48:45

    Syrian military official accuses Israel of siding with rebels after one of its aircraft is downed over Golan Heights.

    102 twitter shares, 1612 retweets and 7 favorites
    327 shares and 626 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. US, Arab allies launch air strikes on IS jihadists in Syria
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-23 at 16:48:53

    Damascus (AFP) – The United States and Arab allies launched strikes from the air and sea against Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday, opening a new front in the battle against the brutal jihadist group.

    102 twitter shares, 2084 retweets and 25 favorites
    309 shares and 130 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Arab Bank Liable for Supporting Terrorist Efforts, Jury Finds
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-23 at 06:24:55

    The closely watched case in New York City was the first civil case brought against a bank under the Anti-Terrorism Act to go to trial, and the verdict was expected to have a broad impact.

    955 shares and 1459 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    74 shares on LinkedIn
    28 views on StumbleUpon

  14. British, Iranian leaders to discuss IS at first talks since 1979
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-23 at 16:50:59

    London (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron is to hold talks with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani over unrest in Iraq and Syria, officials said Tuesday, the first meeting between the country's leaders since the 1979 Islamic Revol…

    77 twitter shares, 2406 retweets and 33 favorites
    9 shares on Facebook

  15. How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-23 at 05:44:49

    How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest

    102 twitter shares, 689 retweets and 55 favorites
    916 shares and 608 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares
    21 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  16. China jails Uighur scholar for life for ‘separatism’
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-23 at 16:48:26

    Beijing (AFP) – A prominent academic from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority was jailed for life Tuesday for "separatism", with the European Union expressing outrage at the "completely unjustified" response …

    81 twitter shares, 2219 retweets and 18 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

  17. White House Intruder’s Past Raises Concern
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-23 at 06:30:52

    Omar Gonzalez, the intruder, was arrested in July in Virginia after the state police there found several loaded semiautomatic weapons in his car after a high-speed chase on Interstate 81.

    1188 shares and 1012 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares and 13 plus ones
    20 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Israel kills suspects in teen settler deaths
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-23 at 16:44:42

    Israeli army says it has killed two men suspected of fatal abduction of three youths in the occupied West Bank in June.

    103 twitter shares, 1189 retweets and 13 favorites
    254 shares and 551 likes on Facebook

  19. U.S. Acts to Curb Firms’ Moves Overseas to Avoid Taxes
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-23 at 06:13:23

    The rules would make it more difficult for American companies to lower their tax bills by relocating overseas and would wipe out the benefits for those that do.

    620 shares and 1191 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    221 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Foreign fighters bill released as inquiry into Queensland government debated politics live
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-23 at 14:47:40

    A new tranche of terror laws set for consideration by federal MPs as the political discussion is dominated by national security issues. All the developments from Canberra, live Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1434 retweets and 31 favorites
    94 shares and 157 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

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