1. Roman toilet seat found at dig site
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-27 at 20:31:56

    Archaeologists unearth a 2,000-year-old perfectly preserved wooden toilet seat at a Roman fort on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland.

    27695 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 27232 retweets and 37 favorites
    104 shares and 202 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 11 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: ‘We need weapons now more than food or water’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 22:14:43

    The US has said little about Mount Sinjar since 14 August, when Obama declared the siege broken, but recent satellite imagery and interviews with Yazidis still on the mountain indicate a humanitarian emergency continuing to unfold Continue reading…

    12505 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 10936 retweets and 91 favorites
    660 shares and 675 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 2 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Pandering to the crowd: panda accused of faking pregnancy in bun fraud case
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 10:08:48

    Ai Hin showed all the signs she was expecting but only wanted extra food and the trappings of celebrity, say keepers Continue reading…

    9880 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1604 retweets and 37 favorites
    1976 shares and 6145 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  4. A 9-Year-Old at a Shooting Range, a Spraying Uzi and Outrage
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-28 at 06:31:44

    After a girl from New Jersey accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range in Arizona, her parents’ cellphone video caused a worldwide spectacle.

    9496 Shares
    4075 shares and 5364 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 20 plus ones and 4 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Ukraine Reports Russian Invasion on a New Front
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-28 at 06:32:07

    Tanks, artillery and infantry have crossed from Russia into an unbreached part of eastern Ukraine in recent days, in what Ukrainian and Western military officials are calling a stealth invasion.

    6617 Shares
    3818 shares and 2559 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 73 plus ones and 13 reshares
    109 shares on LinkedIn
    25 views on StumbleUpon

  6. 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…

    6466 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 495 retweets and 61 favorites
    2373 shares and 3175 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 1 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    201 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Federal police mistakenly publish metadata from criminal investigations
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 05:16:06

    Exclusive: Serious breach of security will embarrass AFP and government as they push for greater access to metadata and mandatory retention laws Continue reading…

    5806 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2044 retweets and 67 favorites
    981 shares and 2595 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. 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…

    5371 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1126 retweets and 52 favorites
    2003 shares and 1894 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 41 plus ones and 15 reshares
    117 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Review of renewable energy target says wind back the scheme politics live
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 13:48:45

    MPs are in Canberra for the final parliamentary sitting day of the week. All the developments from Canberra, live Continue reading…

    4712 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2913 retweets and 44 favorites
    65 shares and 58 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 1289 plus ones and 234 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. 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…

    3177 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 237 retweets and 21 favorites
    240 shares and 166 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 1960 plus ones and 423 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Tank sighting shoots hole in Russian denial
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-28 at 04:39:38

    New video suggests Russia could be sending tanks into Ukraine

    2840 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2103 retweets and 48 favorites
    407 shares and 162 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  12. BT alleged to have supplied high-speed fibre-optic cable to aid US drone strikes
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 01:31:20

    BT says $23m circuit linking US hub with base for unmanned craft in Djibouti is general purpose, not a special military system Continue reading…

    2757 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 526 retweets and 51 favorites
    130 shares and 35 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 1585 plus ones and 300 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Netanyahu declares ‘victory’ in Gaza
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-28 at 01:59:17

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory", a day after a ceasefire came into effect.

    2685 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 2214 retweets and 50 favorites
    243 shares and 69 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones

  14. Arizona gun range reviewing policies after nine-year-old kills instructor
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 00:18:03

    Arizona Last Stop gun range, where visitors can shoot machine guns, considering changes including raising age limit Continue reading…

    1851 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 984 retweets and 55 favorites
    299 shares and 404 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  15. 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…

    1825 Shares
    19 twitter shares
    7 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 1583 plus ones and 193 reshares

  16. The debate over military intervention against Isis in Iraq is too simplistic
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 11:00:52

    A binary debate about Australias military involvement in any capacity against Islamic State risks repeating mistakes in Iraq Continue reading…

    1378 Shares
    50 twitter shares, 31 retweets and 2 favorites
    46 shares and 130 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 932 plus ones and 181 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. India’s supreme court says ‘criminal’ politicians should not be in government
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 19:50:28

    13 of PM Narendra Modi’s 45 cabinet members face charges including rape and judges hope he will disqualify them Continue reading…

    1361 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1062 retweets and 31 favorites
    88 shares and 76 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Finland and Sweden to strengthen ties with Nato
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 19:52:00

    Two countries to sign host nation support agreement allowing assistance from Nato troops in emergency situations Continue reading…

    1315 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 978 retweets and 28 favorites
    121 shares and 72 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Aldi takes Roald Dahl book off Australian shelves over the word ‘slut’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 11:46:43

    Supermarket acts after Facebook post complains about language in Revolting Rhymes but it now faces protests Continue reading…

    1311 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 978 retweets and 12 favorites
    112 shares and 109 likes on Facebook

  20. JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Cyberattack
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-28 at 05:30:31

    The hackers stole gigabytes of data, including account information. It is not yet clear if the attacks were financially motivated or part of a cyberespionage campaign.

    1204 Shares
    608 shares and 167 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
    401 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

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