1. Escape from Mount Ontake in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-27 at 18:27:20

    The Japanese volcano erupted on Saturday, injuring at least eight people, leaving more than 250 people stranded near the peak. Some were able to flee and recorded their escape Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 20408 retweets and 226 favorites
    409 shares and 1298 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Chelsea Clinton gives birth to girl
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-27 at 12:01:21

    Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gives birth to a baby girl.

    101 twitter shares, 10883 retweets and 222 favorites
    192 shares and 100 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  3. Turkey Inching Toward Alliance With U.S. in Syria Conflict
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-28 at 01:45:39

    Turkey is caught between conflicting interests: defeating Islamic militants across its border with Syria while not strengthening Kurdish separatists inside Turkey.

    103 twitter shares, 6810 retweets and 186 favorites
    552 shares and 597 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Indian Leader Narendra Modi, Once Unwelcome in U.S., Gets Rock Star Reception
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-28 at 04:18:25

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has stirred hopes and excitement in sections of India’s large and far-reaching diaspora, will take the stage at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

    102 twitter shares, 6800 retweets and 128 favorites
    238 shares and 234 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Russia’s Lavrov says ties with Washington need ‘reset 2.0’
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-28 at 15:59:03

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow called on Sunday for a new "reset 2.0" in relations with Washington, saying the situation in Ukraine that had led to Western sanctions against Russia was now improving thanks to Kremlin peace initiatives.

    102 twitter shares, 6612 retweets and 31 favorites
    56 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Pro-Democracy Group Shifts to Collaborate With Student Protesters in Hong Kong
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-28 at 15:10:54

    A gathering of thousands at the city’s government offices appeared to be an early start for bigger protests, which an established pro-democracy group expected to start on Wednesday.

    103 twitter shares, 2042 retweets and 191 favorites
    971 shares and 1391 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 41 plus ones and 9 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  7. More than 30 feared dead on Japan volcano
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-28 at 16:28:03

    Otaki (Japan) (AFP) – More than 30 hikers were feared dead after being found Sunday near the peak of a Japanese volcano which erupted without warning, spewing ash, rocks and steam.

    101 twitter shares, 4287 retweets and 57 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

  8. Russia at U.N. accuses U.S., allies of bossing world around
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-28 at 01:55:54

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia used its annual appearance at the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday to accuse the United States and its Western allies of bossing the world around, complaining they were attempting to dictate to everyone "what is goo…

    101 twitter shares, 3833 retweets and 28 favorites
    172 shares and 59 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Top India politician is jailed
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-27 at 20:50:41

    One of India’s most controversial politicians, Jayaram Jayalalitha, is jailed for four years after conviction in a long-running corruption case.

    101 twitter shares, 197 retweets and 33 favorites
    1446 shares and 2030 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  10. A Rare Arctic Land Sale Stirs Concerns in Norway
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-28 at 03:45:22

    A Chinese businessman with deep pockets is looking to buy land in Norway, creating a frenzy of speculation about moves by China to gain a permanent foothold in the Arctic.

    101 twitter shares, 2608 retweets and 71 favorites
    259 shares and 213 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Five objects that make modern Germany
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 13:30:21

    A new Radio 4 series will tell the history of Germany with objects. Here are five that are unlikely to make the cut Continue reading…

    44 twitter shares, 10 retweets
    14 shares on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 2682 plus ones and 421 reshares

  12. Japanese volcano: at least 30 feared dead after being trapped by eruption
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 10:11:09

    Victims reported to have suffered heart attacks after being trapped in ash clouds on 3,067m-high Mount Ontake Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 2855 retweets and 41 favorites
    96 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  13. Daughter for Chelsea Clinton (and Granddaughter for a Certain Couple)
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-27 at 22:00:05

    The child, Charlotte, whose birth was announced on Twitter early Saturday, is the first for Ms. Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky.

    989 shares and 2088 likes on Facebook
    28 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Ferguson Police Officer Shot While Chasing Suspect
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-28 at 08:28:53

    A Ferguson Police officer was shot Saturday evening in North St. Louis County, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police said.

    Ferguson, Missouri, police officer was shot Saturday evening, St. Louis County Police spokesman says. The officer was not kil…

    100 twitter shares, 1223 retweets and 4 favorites
    184 shares and 1370 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Strategies: $199 Apple iPhone 6 Is Fiction, if Not Fantasy
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-27 at 19:30:14

    Investors as well as consumers might want to look closely at the purchase plans that carriers are offering for Apple’s new iPhone 6.

    1226 shares and 1406 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 3 reshares
    184 shares on LinkedIn
    42 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Plot to kill Napoleon linked to British cabinet minister
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 00:59:03

    Historian Andrew Roberts claims to have found first direct connection between Lord Castlereagh and 1804 conspiracy to assassinate French leader Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 2579 retweets and 48 favorites
    76 shares and 30 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  17. Exclusive: Rohingya could face detention under Myanmar draft plan
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-27 at 20:01:10

    YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) – Myanmar’s national government has drafted a plan that will give around a million members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority a bleak choice: accept ethnic reclassification and the prospect of citizenship, or be det…

    103 twitter shares, 2370 retweets and 33 favorites
    130 shares and 42 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Al-Qaida splinter group claims rocket attack on US embassy in Yemen
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 02:15:37

    Ansar al-Sharia says attack is revenge for drone strikeState says no staff wounded by missile launched from carUS gives strong backing to Yemen governmentUS orders embassy staff out of Yemen Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 2485 retweets and 22 favorites
    45 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  19. Dennis Kimetto sets world mark at Berlin Marathon
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-28 at 15:06:34

    BERLIN (AP) — Dennis Kimetto set a world record by winning the 41st Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 2 minutes, 57 seconds on Sunday.

    79 twitter shares, 2255 retweets and 50 favorites
    11 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. U.S., Defending Kurds in Syria, Expands Airstrikes Against Islamic State Militants
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-28 at 05:00:05

    The Pentagon said it had hit Islamic State targets in an area that has been subject to a weeklong onslaught by the militants, action that appeared to open a new front for American airstrikes in Syria.

    103 twitter shares, 1433 retweets and 104 favorites
    315 shares and 306 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    19 shares on LinkedIn

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