1. Palestinian joy as Israel agrees Gaza truce
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-27 at 14:11:39

    Hamas and Israel agree long-term deal which will ease Israeli blockade of enclave after talks brokered by Egypt.

    11291 Shares
    3092 shares and 8005 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 62 plus ones and 10 reshares
    102 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Gaza ceasefire: Israel and Palestinians agree to halt weeks of fighting
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 13:20:00

    No reports of violence on Wednesday after Egypt brokered indefinite ceasefire between two sides Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1561 retweets and 32 favorites
    1845 shares and 3938 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 1108 plus ones and 244 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-27 at 12:25:33

    Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza agree a long-term truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people dead.

    7052 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 403 retweets and 35 favorites
    2540 shares and 3914 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    32 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Drilling deeper as US taps run dry
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-27 at 05:17:49

    Is California about to run out of water?

    7048 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6764 retweets and 54 favorites
    80 shares and 30 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-27 at 07:05:20

    To sidestep Senate approval, President Obama’s negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal to “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions.

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    3212 shares and 2119 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 2 reshares
    40 shares on LinkedIn
    20 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Russia admits its soldiers have been caught in Ukraine
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 15:14:25

    Issue of captured soldiers to be discussed at meeting between Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart on Tuesday afternoon Continue reading…

    4285 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2080 retweets and 33 favorites
    842 shares and 577 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 440 plus ones and 135 reshares
    47 shares on LinkedIn
    10 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Ukraine crisis: Nato plans east European bases to counter Russia
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 13:42:00

    Nato chief announces move in response to Ukraine crisis and says alliance is dealing with a new Russian military approach Continue reading…

    3577 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 300 retweets and 54 favorites
    1244 shares and 1166 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 516 plus ones and 92 reshares
    82 shares on LinkedIn

  8. ‘Watching Titanic made me realise something was wrong in my country,’ says North Korean defector
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 16:11:10

    Illicit foreign films offer young North Koreans like Park Yeon-mi a rare window on the outside world. She believes the exposure has changed her generation, and theres no going back Continue reading…

    3532 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 223 retweets and 30 favorites
    819 shares and 2347 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Syria and Isis committing war crimes, says UN
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 15:30:29

    Report by United Nations commission says both Damascus government and Islamist militant group should face trials at ICC Continue reading…

    3117 Shares
    49 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 2 favorites
    37 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 2442 plus ones and 557 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Cease-Fire Extended, but Not on Hamas’s Terms
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-27 at 05:56:02

    The long-term deal, proposed by Egypt, halts the longest, bloodiest battle either side has experienced in years, but without resolving many of the bigger issues underlying the conflict.

    2632 Shares
    1207 shares and 1357 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 20 plus ones
    24 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Japan PM Abe sent condolences to memorial for convicted war criminals
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-27 at 13:14:09

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a condolence message to a ceremony honoring "martyrs" convicted as war criminals after World War Two, his top spokesman said on Wednesday, news that could snarl efforts to thaw chilly tie…

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    82 twitter shares, 2393 retweets and 20 favorites
    29 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Tony Abbott under pressure over Melbourne travel expenses
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 08:06:27

    Prime ministers office not denying allegation Abbott used cancer hospital visit to justify billing taxpayers for fundraiser trip Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1390 retweets and 33 favorites
    226 shares and 677 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. U.S. backs off statement that Egypt, UAE were behind Libya air strikes
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-27 at 07:45:28

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Tuesday backed off an earlier statement that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were behind air strikes on Islamist militants in Libya.

    2402 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2032 retweets and 30 favorites
    114 shares and 122 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Malcolm Turnbull on the NBN, economics and your internet speed: whiteboard explainer – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 17:34:00

    Using just a marker pen and a whiteboard, the minister for communications, Malcolm Turnbull, breaks down what he calls the economics of last-mile telecommunications. He explains how he believes the government’s plan to run fibre only to the node, rather t…

    2174 Shares
    84 twitter shares, 330 retweets and 70 favorites
    391 shares and 1286 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Kevin Andrews books out parliament room for anti-gay marriage conference
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 09:43:16

    Social services minister wont attend strengthening the family conference which has links to controversial Christian group Continue reading…

    2077 Shares
    88 twitter shares, 579 retweets and 29 favorites
    454 shares and 918 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones

  16. US girl, nine, kills gun instructor
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-27 at 14:24:31

    A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona.

    2060 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 139 retweets and 16 favorites
    1212 shares and 565 likes on Facebook
    26 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Arizona gun instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 13:39:28

    Mohave County sheriff said instructor was standing next to the girl when she pulled the trigger on an Uzi Continue reading…

    2014 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 355 retweets and 35 favorites
    973 shares and 535 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Iran in the 80s a glimpse of a forbidden place
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 20:06:54

    German photographer Casey Hugelfink had access to the Islamic republic in the dark decade after the 1979 revolution, throughout the Iran-Iraq war, when the country was sealed off to reporters and most of the world. She captured these scenes of everyday li…

    1866 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 6 retweets and 21 favorites
    358 shares and 1187 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 182 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Qantas and Virgin Australia allow smartphone usage throughout flights – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 07:34:47

    Qantas and Virgin Australia say passengers can now use smartphones and tablets throughout flights after a regulator relaxed a ban on electronic devices. Mobile phones still cannot be used to make calls or send texts in the air. The airlines said they rela…

    1822 Shares
    18 twitter shares
    7 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 1582 plus ones and 194 reshares

  20. Fans’ delight at Kate Bush comeback
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-27 at 06:57:34

    Kate Bush makes her stage comeback at London’s Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years.

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    90 twitter shares, 27 retweets and 27 favorites
    629 shares and 959 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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