1. Eric Holder Resigns, Setting Up Fight Over Successor
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-26 at 06:32:47

    Replacing the U.S. Attorney General, who provoked the ire of Republicans as President Obama’s chief liberal warrior, could be a political nightmare.

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    4036 shares and 6688 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 28 plus ones and 1 reshares
    141 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

  2. The myth of religious violence
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 10:30:05

    The popular belief that religion is the cause of the worlds bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 251 retweets and 117 favorites
    3307 shares and 4097 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    36 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Foetuses can miscarry because they understand they might not survive, says Australian senator video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 08:48:17

    A Liberal senator, Chris Back, has told the Senate that some foetuses miscarry because they understand they may not survive in post-foetal life. While debating a bill to remove Medicare funding for abortions carried out purely on the basis of gender selec…

    7150 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 104 retweets and 7 favorites
    2020 shares and 4911 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  4. Female cosmonaut bats back questions about hair and parenting
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 19:55:55

    Press ask Russias Yelena Serova how she will style her hair and how her daughter will cope while she is on space mission Continue reading…

    5486 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3333 retweets and 51 favorites
    475 shares and 1330 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 165 plus ones and 18 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Leo Bonten Has His Amputated Leg Turned Into A Lamp, Tries To Sell It On eBay
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-26 at 14:36:13

    A Dutch man who lost his leg after an accident had the amputated limb preserved and turned into lamp, and then tried to sell the unusual object on eBay. But don’t start bidding just yet, because the online auctioneer has already pulled the listing, saying…

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    13 twitter shares
    174 shares and 4962 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Eight ways Tony Abbott is trying to trade freedom for security
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 04:05:40

    A series of law enforcement and intelligence gathering bills to be considered by parliament will affect the rights of all Australians Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1000 retweets and 38 favorites
    1430 shares and 2230 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Kidnapped Nigerian student becomes first in months to escape Boko Haram
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 19:16:25

    20-year-old in state of extreme trauma is receiving medical treatment after being found wandering through village Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1364 retweets and 78 favorites
    823 shares and 1896 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Women’s Rights Activist Executed by ISIS in Iraq
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-26 at 07:22:19

    Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, an Iraqi lawyer known for her work promoting women’s rights, was killed by a firing squad after she posted comments on Facebook condemning the militant group.

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    2214 shares and 1818 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Maldives will censor all books to protect Islamic codes
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 18:28:17

    In a move condemned by free speech advocates, the islands government moves to curb literature and poetrys adverse effects on society Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1951 retweets and 27 favorites
    401 shares and 422 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Thousands jailed in Uzbekistan on politically motivated charges, report says
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 05:45:12

    Human rights activists, journalists, religious clerics and other perceived regime critics are kept under abysmal conditions, according to Human Rights Watch Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 2400 retweets and 53 favorites
    91 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Apology as ADF officer withdraws claim he was assaulted by two men
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 13:23:24

    The defence force chief, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, apologises for the incident and police say they will investigate Australian defence force officer allegedly assaulted by two men in Sydney Continue reading…

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    35 twitter shares, 54 retweets and 4 favorites
    598 shares and 1609 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  12. F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet makes combat debut against Isis in Syria
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 22:16:17

    The most sophisticated and expensive warplane in the US arsenal joins assault against foe with minimal anti-air capacity Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 776 retweets and 38 favorites
    403 shares and 745 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    28 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Bits Blog: Apple Responds to Complaints of Bent iPhones
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-26 at 07:27:54

    Social media channels have overflowed this week with commentary on whether Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus bends under pressure.

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    505 shares and 1084 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    147 shares on LinkedIn

  14. North Korea admits to Kim Jong-uns ill-health for first time
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 15:14:33

    Leader suffering from discomfort, says documentary broadcast by state media amid speculation over 31-year-olds health Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1526 retweets and 38 favorites
    43 shares and 11 likes on Facebook

  15. Iraqi PM says Islamic State plans subway attacks in U.S. and Paris
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-26 at 07:48:17

    By Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Iraq has "credible" intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but U.S. and Fren…

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    101 twitter shares, 1532 retweets and 30 favorites
    47 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Security Experts Expect ‘Shellshock’ Software Bug in Bash to Be Significant
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-26 at 05:54:44

    The newly discovered bug could allow hackers to write code that could surreptitiously take over a machine, or run their own programs in the background.

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    804 shares and 432 likes on Facebook
    313 shares on LinkedIn
    11 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Ohio police given ‘pep talk’ on shooting scenarios ahead of Walmart encounter
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 02:23:05

    Sean Williams, who killed John Crawford in store, was among those shown presentation encouraging aggressive action Ohio Walmart video reveals moments before shooting John Crawfords father: my son might be alive if he were white Continue reading…

    1547 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1276 retweets and 49 favorites
    84 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. ‘The internet poses one of the greatest threats to our existence’, says Australian senator Glenn Lazarus – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 09:22:00

    The internet is a serious threat because it can be used to orchestrate and undertake criminal behaviour across the world, Australia’s Palmer United party senator Glenn Lazarus said during a debate on national security laws giving sweeping new powers to Au…

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    19 twitter shares, 2 retweets
    318 shares and 432 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 604 plus ones and 136 reshares

  19. Fighting Health Care System for Simple Request: To Die at Home
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-26 at 09:02:36

    Maureen Stefanides wanted to fulfill the wish of her father, Joseph Andrey, who had endured long stays in nursing homes. It seemed as if all the forces of the health care system were against her.

    1372 Shares
    539 shares and 819 likes on Facebook
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  20. ‘Over 3,000 Europeans join jihadis’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-26 at 14:06:52

    The EU’s anti-terrorism chief tells the BBC the number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000.

    1220 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 209 retweets and 7 favorites
    501 shares and 382 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

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