Islamic State kills 150 captured troops in Syria, say activistsPublished by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 23:01:09
UN says 43 peacekeepers also detained during fighting in the Golan Heights Continue reading…
101 twitter shares, 10274 retweets and 46 favorites
219 shares and 150 likes on Facebook
20 Google+ Shares, 46 plus ones and 4 reshares
3 shares on LinkedIn
UN soldiers seized by rebels in Golan HeightsPublished by AlJazeera on 2014-08-29 at 08:34:36
US blames Nusra Front fighters for capture of 43 Fijians serving in UN observer force in Israeli-occupied area.
103 twitter shares, 5723 retweets and 15 favorites
446 shares and 1064 likes on Facebook
11 Google+ Shares
4 shares on LinkedIn
Exclusive: U.S. may use secrets act to stop suit against Iran sanctions groupPublished by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 04:46:45
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government is considering using a powerful national security law to halt a private lawsuit against a non-profit group, United Against A Nuclear Iran, according to a source familiar with the case.
101 twitter shares, 5764 retweets and 42 favorites
60 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
24 shares on LinkedIn
15 views on StumbleUpon
Lack of toilets blights the lives of 2.5bn people, UN chief warnsPublished by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 20:09:49
UN deputy secretary general says failure to address sanitation and open defecation threatens disaster for third of humanity Continue reading…
103 twitter shares, 4223 retweets and 92 favorites
374 shares and 444 likes on Facebook
5 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
20 shares on LinkedIn
Ukraine Leader Says ‘Huge Loads of Arms’ Pour in From RussiaPublished by The New York times on 2014-08-29 at 06:00:33
President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine said that mercenaries and regular Russian servicemen were trying to overrun positions held by the Ukrainian military.
1960 shares and 1019 likes on Facebook
20 Google+ Shares and 13 plus ones
33 shares on LinkedIn
95 views on StumbleUpon
Canada, Russia in Twitter map fightPublished by BBC on 2014-08-29 at 00:58:20
Russia responds to a Canadian geography lesson
100 twitter shares, 46 retweets and 12 favorites
1240 shares and 1386 likes on Facebook
8 Google+ Shares
17 shares on LinkedIn
1 views on StumbleUpon
Russians start asking: are we at war?Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 09:30:11
Families demand answers over deaths and disappearances of troops thought to have been fighting in neighbouring Ukraine. RFE/RL reports Continue reading…
41 twitter shares, 145 retweets and 5 favorites
58 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
19 Google+ Shares, 2147 plus ones and 353 reshares
Obama ramps up Russia rhetoricPublished by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 14:40:00
President rules out US military action, but says Moscow’s actions will bring ‘more costs and consequences’ for Russia Continue reading…
100 twitter shares, 222 retweets and 2 favorites
45 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
19 Google+ Shares, 1778 plus ones and 263 reshares
2 shares on LinkedIn
Obama: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ to combat Isis militantsPublished by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 03:25:31
Pushing back against fervent speculation that he is preparing to bomb Isis in Syria, Obama said plans limited to Iraq Continue reading…
102 twitter shares, 125 retweets and 7 favorites
81 shares and 30 likes on Facebook
6 Google+ Shares, 1318 plus ones and 279 reshares
1 shares on LinkedIn
Outbreak in Sierra Leone Is Tied to Single Funeral Where 14 Women Were InfectedPublished by The New York times on 2014-08-28 at 23:45:23
An explosion of cases in early summer seems to stem from a traditional healerâs funeral at which 14 women were infected, according to scientists.
662 shares and 1041 likes on Facebook
9 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 3 reshares
28 shares on LinkedIn
Isis burn down marijuana farm in Syria – videoPublished by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 00:48:17
An amateur video posted online purports to show Isis fighters setting fire to marijuana plants near Aleppo in Syria. Isis say the farm, which also produces corn, was found when they captured the town of Akhtarin in northern Syria. The footage also shows t…
81 twitter shares, 93 retweets and 16 favorites
392 shares and 1141 likes on Facebook
3 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
UN says Syria refugees top three million markPublished by AlJazeera on 2014-08-29 at 15:24:07
Refugee agency says civil war has forced more than three million to flee, an increase of one million in last year alone.
101 twitter shares, 1360 retweets and 4 favorites
61 shares and 171 likes on Facebook
1 Google+ Shares
Malaysia Airlines cuts 6,000 jobs in overhaulPublished by AlJazeera on 2014-08-29 at 15:43:52
Hit by double passenger jet disasters in a year, airline also delists from stock exchange as it seeks to revive brand.
99 twitter shares, 1349 retweets and 22 favorites
53 shares and 106 likes on Facebook
Syria refugees top 3mn, US has no strategy ‘yet’Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-29 at 16:46:00
The number of refugees from the conflict in Syria now tops three million, the United Nations said Friday, as US President Barack Obama admitted he still has no strategy to tackle advancing jihadists. UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres said Syria had…
91 twitter shares, 1506 retweets and 13 favorites
13 shares on Facebook
1 shares on LinkedIn
Ukraine ‘to seek Nato membership’Published by BBC on 2014-08-29 at 16:09:13
Ukraine’s PM says he will ask MPs to put the country on course for Nato membership, as the alliance discusses the crisis.
102 twitter shares, 1291 retweets and 15 favorites
171 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
6 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
1 views on StumbleUpon
More than 3m have fled Syria – UNPublished by BBC on 2014-08-29 at 13:32:53
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.
101 twitter shares, 740 retweets and 27 favorites
431 shares and 152 likes on Facebook
12 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
8 shares on LinkedIn
1 views on StumbleUpon
Leader Calls on Military to End Crisis in PakistanPublished by The New York times on 2014-08-29 at 03:01:31
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif requested Thursday that the army chief help defuse a standoff that has brought thousands of protesters to the capital and crippled the government.
184 shares and 1229 likes on Facebook
5 shares on LinkedIn
Ukraine president accuses Russian soldiers of backing rebel thrustPublished by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 05:27:09
KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow rebels who captured a key coastal town, sharply escalating a separatist war and prompting anger and alarm among Kiev’s Western allie…
101 twitter shares, 315 retweets and 16 favorites
540 shares and 357 likes on Facebook
20 Google+ Shares and 14 plus ones
16 shares on LinkedIn
Iceland eruption triggers red alertPublished by BBC on 2014-08-29 at 16:53:51
The Icelandic Met Office raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight.
100 twitter shares, 261 retweets and 17 favorites
469 shares and 290 likes on Facebook
15 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
12 shares on LinkedIn
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