1. Losses From California Quake Could Top $1 Billion
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-25 at 10:28:15

    The magnitude-6.0 earthquake damaged buildings, knocked out power to thousands and injured scores of residents. It was the largest quake to strike the Bay Area since 1989, officials said.

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    3794 shares and 6364 likes on Facebook
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    89 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Kidnapped US journalist freed in Syria
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-25 at 10:39:56

    Peter Theo Curtis is handed over to UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights nearly two years after he was abducted.

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    103 twitter shares, 1685 retweets and 294 favorites
    1441 shares and 4724 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 43 plus ones and 4 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn
    19 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Richard Attenborough, Actor, Director and Giant of British Cinema, Dies at 90
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-25 at 05:19:16

    A distinguished actor whose career spanned more than 60 years, he found greatest success behind the camera with the monumental biographical film “Gandhi.”

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    2816 shares and 4978 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
    37 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Who really killed Pier Paolo Pasolini?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 04:34:00

    A biopic by Abel Ferrara at the Venice biennale will reconstruct the last hours of the Italian film director, who was murdered in 1975 Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 314 retweets and 53 favorites
    1152 shares and 2315 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Concern in Egypt as Libyan tensions spill over the border
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 21:28:54

    Libya’s eastern neighbour has reason to seek a swift resolution to the latest Libyan crisis Continue reading…

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    87 twitter shares, 678 retweets and 27 favorites
    27 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 2225 plus ones and 294 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Iraq: on the frontline with the Shia fighters taking the war to Isis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 23:38:12

    Special report In the first of a two-part series on the forces ranged against Isis in Iraq, meet the controversial Shia militia keeping the Islamists from moving on Baghdad Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 799 retweets and 52 favorites
    327 shares and 299 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 1304 plus ones and 218 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Peter Theo Curtis, Abducted in 2012, Is Released by Nusra Front
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-25 at 08:41:38

    Peter Theo Curtis was freed after extensive mediation by Qatar, which has negotiated the release of numerous Western hostages.

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    1000 shares and 2008 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    43 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Hamas dismisses warnings from Israeli PM
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-25 at 10:35:34

    Group says Netanyahu "resorting to threats" after telling Gaza residents to avoid Hamas sites which are Israeli targets.

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    101 twitter shares, 1056 retweets and 28 favorites
    686 shares and 1091 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 3 reshares

  9. Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-25 at 01:19:00

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said.

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    103 twitter shares, 2578 retweets and 38 favorites
    89 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  10. 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, 919 retweets and 60 favorites
    853 shares and 769 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 3 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn

  11. California earthquake: three critically injured and 87 sent to hospital
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-25 at 01:30:14

    Two adults and one child seriously hurt in 6.0 quakeGovernor declares emergency, President Obama briefedNapa official: This is a certainly not The Big One Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 409 retweets and 17 favorites
    790 shares and 989 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
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  12. Islamic State captures key Syrian air base
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-25 at 15:33:49

    Hundreds reportedly killed as fighters storm the Tabqa base in northeast Syria, the army’s last foothold in the area.

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    101 twitter shares, 2126 retweets and 9 favorites
    65 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Libyan capital under Islamist control after Tripoli airport seized
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 21:37:29

    Operation Dawn captures airport in fierce fighting against pro-government militias after five-week siege in the capital Continue reading…

    2273 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 595 retweets and 53 favorites
    743 shares and 569 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    195 views on StumbleUpon

  14. 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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    961 shares and 984 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 2 reshares
    17 shares on LinkedIn
    232 views on StumbleUpon

  15. French president accepts PM’s resignation
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-25 at 14:22:55

    Francois Hollande asks Manuel Valls, the resigning PM, to form new government after economy minister questions policy.

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    101 twitter shares, 1606 retweets and 1 favorites
    80 shares and 157 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones

  16. Iceland volcano not a concern for UK airspace, says aviation watchdog
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 17:33:06

    Civil Aviation Authority says it will not close UK airspace in the event of an eruption of the Bárðarbunga volcano Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 802 retweets and 17 favorites
    250 shares and 292 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  17. UK director Richard Attenborough dies at 90
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-25 at 11:12:05

    Acclaimed actor and director of films, including Oscar-winning Gandhi and Jurassic Park, dies at nursing home.

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    100 twitter shares, 1169 retweets and 5 favorites
    63 shares and 26 likes on Facebook

  18. Security services close to identifying jihadi killer of James Foley
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-25 at 01:42:00

    UK ambassador to US says voice recognition technology has been used to pin down identity of Isis militant who beheaded journalist Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 199 retweets and 33 favorites
    265 shares and 654 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  19. US hostage freed after 22-month Syria ordeal
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-25 at 16:03:39

    An American hostage held by rebels in Syria for 22 months has been freed after Qatari mediation, just days after a video showed a fellow US journalist being beheaded by jihadists. "Finally he is returning home," US Secretary of State Joh…

    1237 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 1084 retweets and 17 favorites
    26 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Thai king endorses coup leader as PM
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-25 at 13:26:40

    General Prayuth Chan-ocha promises to carry out extensive reforms following army coup which overthrew government in May.

    1236 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 925 retweets and 7 favorites
    70 shares and 113 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 3 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

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