1. Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-26 at 04:09:30

    The airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias were a major escalation by the bloc of nations seeking to roll back Islamist gains since the Arab Spring.

    12710 Shares
    6058 shares and 6504 likes on Facebook
    144 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Gaza deaths as fresh fire traded
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-25 at 21:54:25

    At least eight Palestinians in Gaza are killed by Israeli air strikes amid ongoing rocket attacks on Israel, as Egyptian mediators reportedly propose a new ceasefire deal.

    11519 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 11271 retweets and 27 favorites
    84 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  3. James Foley’s letter home published
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-26 at 02:22:01

    The family of the US journalist killed by Islamic State militants last week make public a letter they say he sent while in captivity, via a fellow hostage.

    9161 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 8579 retweets and 136 favorites
    178 shares and 164 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Car bomb kills 15 at busy Baghdad intersection: officials
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-26 at 16:39:01

    A car bomb ripped through a crowded Baghdad intersection during morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 15 people and wounding at least 37, security and medical officials said. The blast in Baghdad Jadida left a shallow crater at the intersection and lines …

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    99 twitter shares, 4989 retweets and 22 favorites
    22 shares on Facebook
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  5. The man who renounced Australia
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 07:43:36

    Canberra press gallery journalist Jeremy Geia has walked away from his job, given up his passport and belongings and reverted to his tribal name, Murrumu Walubara Yidindji. He tells Paul Daley why he decided to leave Australia while remaining on the conti…

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    103 twitter shares, 3196 retweets and 65 favorites
    502 shares and 875 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares

  6. Watch Uncensored Robin Williams Joke Used In Emmys Tribute
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-26 at 09:42:35

    The Emmys paid tribute to the late Robin Williams on Monday night, but as a montage of some of his best work played after Billy Crystal remembered the actor, producers missed an opportunity to include one of Williams’ funniest punchlines.

    The touching v…

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    35 twitter shares, 3 retweets and 1 favorites
    992 shares and 2616 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Ebola ‘has killed 120 health workers’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-26 at 15:41:40

    WHO says epidemic has affected an "unprecedented number of medical staff" in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

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    102 twitter shares, 944 retweets and 21 favorites
    606 shares and 1834 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 3 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  8. World Congress of Families conference in chaos as venues decline to host
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 10:28:18

    Days before its start, a controversial Christian conference in Melbourne is homeless amid security issuesKevin Andrews named Natural Family Man of the Year Continue reading…

    3431 Shares
    94 twitter shares, 632 retweets and 62 favorites
    480 shares and 2035 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 89 plus ones and 36 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Emmys 2014: ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Modern Family’ Take Top Honors
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-26 at 10:56:46

    The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles included expected wins for the final season of “Breaking Bad” and yet another top comedy honor for “Modern Family.”

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    479 shares and 2721 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Isis accused of ethnic cleansing as story of Shia prison massacre emerges
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-25 at 23:54:47

    As many as 670 prisoners thought killed in Mosul with other abuses reported in Iraq amounting to ‘crimes against humanity’ Continue reading…

    2844 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1961 retweets and 46 favorites
    482 shares and 219 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Led Zeppelin win ‘best guitar riff’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-25 at 22:07:03

    Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love is voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2.

    2681 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 260 retweets and 50 favorites
    884 shares and 1334 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 1 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Amid Mourning for Michael Brown, Call for Change
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-26 at 06:34:46

    Speakers at the service, addressing an overflowing crowd, exhorted mourners to work for justice not just for Mr. Brown but for others.

    2434 Shares
    691 shares and 1729 likes on Facebook
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Russians in Ukraine ‘by accident’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-26 at 16:57:37

    Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border "by accident", Russian sources say, as a key summit is held in Belarus.

    2352 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1054 retweets and 37 favorites
    575 shares and 544 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. The death list that names 5,000 victims
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-26 at 05:03:34

    Finding the killers who murdered 5,000 people in the 1970s

    2270 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2022 retweets and 57 favorites
    50 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. As Peace Talks Approach, Rebels Humiliate Prisoners in Ukraine
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-26 at 03:50:33

    Ahead of peace talks on Tuesday between presidents of Russia and Ukraine, a woman accused of spying was abused in dramatic fashion along a busy street in Donetsk.

    2174 Shares
    1198 shares and 507 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 332 plus ones and 93 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Gaza high-rise hit by Israeli strikes
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-26 at 15:10:54

    At least 20 Palestinians wounded as Israeli rockets destroy much of one of Gaza’s tallest buildings.

    2008 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 304 retweets and 9 favorites
    642 shares and 914 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares
    18 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Joe Hockey is Australia’s least popular recent treasurer, poll suggests
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 11:53:47

    Labor targets minister at question time, highlighting his disputed statements as he has tried to sell budget Continue reading…

    1761 Shares
    44 twitter shares, 143 retweets and 23 favorites
    223 shares and 1326 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. UAE and Egypt behind bombing raids against Libyan militias, say US officials
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 14:38:00

    Strikes said to be from planes flying out of Egyptian airbases signal step towards direct action in conflict by other Arab states Continue reading…

    1732 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1384 retweets and 38 favorites
    134 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 25 plus ones and 6 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Palmer party deals blow to Coalition environmental one-stop shop plan
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 10:34:27

    Government could be forced to carry on with federal assessment of impact of mines and gas wells on water resources Continue reading…

    1595 Shares
    82 twitter shares, 1224 retweets and 25 favorites
    98 shares and 165 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. How Norway avoided the ‘curse of oil’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-26 at 16:52:36

    How prosperous Norway has avoided the ‘curse of oil’

    1553 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 172 retweets and 37 favorites
    668 shares and 469 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    77 shares on LinkedIn

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