1. Executions in Gaza Are a Warning to Spies
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-23 at 14:32:22

    Witnesses said more than a dozen were killed in what was seen as a message to potential informants after Israel’s assassination of three militant leaders.

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    7268 shares and 9091 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 4 reshares
    38 shares on LinkedIn
    13 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Dog on tracks sparks Hong Kong protest
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-23 at 05:14:30

    How a dog on the tracks sparked a Hong Kong protest

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    100 twitter shares, 10879 retweets and 1 favorites
    95 shares and 36 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Darren Wilson Supporters Rally To Bash Media, Ferguson Protesters
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-24 at 03:09:41

    ST. LOUIS — Wearing a Bushnell camo hat, Jeremy Arnold held up a black poster with a single blue line taped across it to show his support for Darren Wilson and other police officers.

    As for the man he shot to death? Michael Brown, Arnold said, "got…

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    101 twitter shares, 1755 retweets and 41 favorites
    210 shares and 5643 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares

  4. Many Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks Off Libya
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-24 at 00:44:54

    As many as 200 people were aboard the boat that went down about a half-mile off the coast.

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    101 twitter shares, 7282 retweets and 90 favorites
    32 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Iceland issues volcano red alert
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-24 at 03:29:57

    Iceland closes part of its airspace after indications that an eruption has occurred under the country’s biggest glacier, but airports remain open.

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    102 twitter shares, 143 retweets and 32 favorites
    2758 shares and 2860 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 553 plus ones and 109 reshares
    48 shares on LinkedIn
    15 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Ferguson: officer relieved of duty after video of racist remarks surfaces
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-23 at 18:34:26

    Dan Page, among the police working at Ferguson protests, is relieved after video emerges of him saying Im into diversity, I kill everybody Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 3321 retweets and 78 favorites
    1206 shares and 1804 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. The whale that swallowed New Zealand’s election campaign
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-23 at 08:51:04

    A spectacular exposé alleging prime minister John Key and his National party colleagues were involved in dirty tricks campaigns has created the most significant political maelstrom in nearly six years in office and blown the governments re-el…

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    103 twitter shares, 963 retweets and 100 favorites
    1077 shares and 2078 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Tripoli airport ‘seized by Islamist militia’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-24 at 00:58:23

    Fighters battling nationalist militias say they have taken control of airport in Libyan capital after days of clashes.

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    101 twitter shares, 3557 retweets and 8 favorites
    84 shares and 51 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares

  9. Israeli Strike Destroys Apartment Tower in Gaza
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-24 at 04:21:17

    The attack signaled Israel’s willingness to take more audacious military action in Gaza, as Palestinian militants continued to fire barrages of rockets and mortar rounds into Israel.

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    102 twitter shares, 2785 retweets and 69 favorites
    199 shares and 120 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 2 reshares
    17 shares on LinkedIn
    9 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Populist’s Brash Tactics Stir Fears of Crisis in Pakistan
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-24 at 00:38:12

    Imran Khan, the former cricketer turned opposition leader, led thousands of supporters to the capital a week ago, but his protest movement has been messy and inconclusive.

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    103 twitter shares, 2511 retweets and 96 favorites
    288 shares and 156 likes on Facebook
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    5 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Christopher Pyne: no university reform could mean research funding cuts
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 13:05:21

    Education minister mocks student protesters on fees: Were not exactly asking for their left kidney Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1797 retweets and 50 favorites
    333 shares and 694 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares

  12. UN call to ‘prevent Iraq massacre’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-24 at 01:12:58

    A UN envoy calls for action to prevent what he says may be the possible massacre of Iraqis in the town of Amerli, besieged by Islamic State.

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    102 twitter shares, 1447 retweets and 18 favorites
    530 shares and 431 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 11 plus ones
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  13. US ‘set to launch air strikes’ on senior Isis leaders in Syria
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 16:11:00

    White House will ‘take action’ against threats as Turkey comes under pressure to halt flow of jihadists across its border Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1367 retweets and 55 favorites
    453 shares and 344 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 2 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  14. China executes Tiananmen Square ‘attackers’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-24 at 10:40:57

    Eight people accused of being involved in series of attacks in Beijing and restive Xinjiang region put to death.

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    101 twitter shares, 1983 retweets and 7 favorites
    88 shares and 124 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 2 reshares

  15. A Driving School in France Hits a Wall of Regulations
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-24 at 00:53:39

    Experts say the struggle of two entrepreneurs highlights how the myriad rules governing driving schools — and 36 other highly regulated professions — stifle competition and inflate prices in France.

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    103 twitter shares, 1533 retweets and 75 favorites
    218 shares and 226 likes on Facebook
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    26 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Sierra Leone outlaws hiding Ebola victims
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-24 at 03:32:34

    New law passed by parliament stipulates jail term up to two years for anyone found hiding Ebola patients.

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    101 twitter shares, 1833 retweets and 24 favorites
    81 shares and 35 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Response to Attack Reflects Iraq’s Sectarian Divide
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-24 at 03:59:55

    Sectarian rifts have grown so deep in Iraq that they could prevent the formation of a new government, a move seen as a vital step toward halting the advance of ISIS.

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    101 twitter shares, 1772 retweets and 67 favorites
    104 shares and 21 likes on Facebook
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    7 shares on LinkedIn

  18. 8 People Executed in Xinjiang on Terrorism Charges, China Says
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-24 at 13:42:22

    The executions were the latest display of might by the Chinese government, which is trying to extinguish increasingly violent discontent among Uighurs.

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    101 twitter shares, 1797 retweets and 49 favorites
    54 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  19. In Washington, Second Thoughts on Arming Police
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-23 at 22:24:07

    President Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of the government’s decade-old strategy of outfitting local police departments with military-grade body armor, officials say.

    1980 Shares
    1014 shares and 874 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 32 plus ones and 3 reshares
    17 shares on LinkedIn
    22 views on StumbleUpon

  20. U.S. Officials and Experts at Odds on Threat Posed by ISIS
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-23 at 06:58:02

    With the rapid advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the rhetoric the Obama administration is using to describe the danger the group poses to the United States has escalated.

    1936 Shares
    796 shares and 1017 likes on Facebook
    32 shares on LinkedIn
    91 views on StumbleUpon

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