1. A Call for a Low-Carb Diet
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-02 at 02:47:57

    In a finding that upends long-held notions about a healthy diet, a major study shows that avoiding carbohydrates and eating more fat contributes to weight loss and fewer cardiovascular risks.

    5115 shares and 7137 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 2 reshares
    124 shares on LinkedIn
    76 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Sinosphere Blog: With Land Scarce, Chinese School Builds Rooftop Track
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-02 at 14:38:47

    The running track atop the school building provides enough play and exercise space for 1,600 students at a time, the school’s principal told Chinese radio.

    101 twitter shares, 5418 retweets and 49 favorites
    29 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  3. ‘Russian tank battalion’ helps rebels make gains in east Ukraine, Kiev claims
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 00:03:25

    Ukraine says Moscow is providing direct military support to rebels as army and volunteer battalions report heavy casualties Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 4275 retweets and 29 favorites
    51 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Huge new Israeli settlement in West Bank condemned by US and UK
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 21:00:01

    British foreign secretary urges Israel to reverse decision to seize 990 acres of Palestinian land near Gvaot to create new city Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1389 retweets and 73 favorites
    1234 shares and 1287 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. France bans Muslim worker from nuclear sites
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-02 at 15:27:37

    French court upholds ban citing "religious radicalisation" but his lawyer calls it a case of Islamophobia.

    101 twitter shares, 2570 retweets and 16 favorites
    210 shares and 325 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares

  6. Iraq retakes more towns from Islamic State
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-01 at 17:49:31

    Kurdish forces and Shia armed volunteers kill at least two senior Islamic State fighters as they make military gains.

    102 twitter shares, 1079 retweets and 14 favorites
    327 shares and 1572 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 74 plus ones and 8 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Russia to Revise Military Doctrine in Response to NATO
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-02 at 15:45:48

    With NATO expected to endorse a force of 4,000 troops for Eastern Europe this week, a senior Russian military official said that Moscow would revise its strategy to account for “changing military dangers and military threats.”

    102 twitter shares, 2831 retweets and 41 favorites
    118 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Iran leader urges clerics to accept Internet
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-02 at 02:12:54

    President Hassan Rouhani urges clerics to be more tolerant and lift restrictions on new technologies and the Internet.

    102 twitter shares, 1057 retweets and 22 favorites
    287 shares and 1389 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Greece’s migrant fruit pickers: ‘They kept firing. There was blood everywhere’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 01:25:00

    Last year, Greek farm guards shot at illegal migrant strawberry pickers, wounding 35. When a court acquitted them this summer, there was outrage. At the camp, where they continue to live like slaves, the workers share their stories Continue readi…

    102 twitter shares, 520 retweets and 9 favorites
    933 shares and 1051 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 7 reshares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  10. U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-02 at 07:14:15

    The fight for Amerli appeared to mark the first time American warplanes and militias backed by Iran were working with a common purpose on the battlefield against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

    921 shares and 1183 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 116 plus ones and 9 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn

  11. US forces target al-Shabab in Somalia
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-02 at 16:54:41

    US military forces conduct operation against armed group that is seeking to topple Somali government.

    101 twitter shares, 1719 retweets and 32 favorites
    113 shares and 216 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  12. United Nations predicts climate hell in 2050 with imagined weather forecasts
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 23:48:40

    ‘Reports from the future’ warn of floods, storms and searing heat in campaign for climate change summit Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 583 retweets and 32 favorites
    476 shares and 836 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 69 plus ones and 15 reshares
    34 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and others posted online by alleged hacker
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 09:03:37

    Website user publishes list of 100 mostly female actors, singers and celebrities of whom they claim to have explicit images Continue reading…

    100 twitter shares, 24 retweets and 15 favorites
    440 shares and 1475 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 58 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Bill Shorten and Adam Bandt on Australia’s military involvement in Iraq video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 07:57:00

    Opposition leader Bill Shorten reiterates his support for the supply of ‘light arms’ to Kurdish forces after Iraq’s ambassador to Australia made a call for weapons. Meanwhile, the Greens’ Adam Bandt questions the legality of any such mission without Iraq…

    17 twitter shares
    5 shares on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 1564 plus ones and 305 reshares

  15. Nato to create high-readiness force to counter Russian threat
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 22:49:00

    Spearhead force will be made up of around 4,000 troops with capacity to ‘travel light but strike hard’, according to Nato Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 214 retweets and 13 favorites
    666 shares and 391 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    50 shares on LinkedIn
    40 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Decaying Guantánamo Defies Closing Plans
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-02 at 05:44:02

    More than 12 years after the Bush administration first sent detainees to the prison in Cuba, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close it before leaving office.

    606 shares and 631 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 121 plus ones and 19 reshares
    29 shares on LinkedIn

  17. British ‘jihadist’ mum threatens to behead Christians: reports
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-02 at 18:55:35

    A middle-aged British mother-of-two and former rock band member has joined jihadists in Syria and wants to behead Christians with a "blunt knife", British media reported. The reports identified the woman as Sally Jones, 45, from Kent in southeas…

    82 twitter shares, 84 retweets and 10 favorites
    798 shares and 390 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Deadly knife attack at China school
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-02 at 11:12:17

    Man stabs three children and teacher to death in school that reportedly denied his daughter admission.

    100 twitter shares, 1192 retweets and 4 favorites
    54 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-02 at 10:16:58

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said.

    102 twitter shares, 869 retweets and 45 favorites
    250 shares and 70 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Mining tax repealed as legislation passes Senate after Palmer United deal
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 09:10:40

    Mining tax scrapped after agreement with Palmer United party to delay abolition of schoolkids bonus and other savings Continue reading…

    63 twitter shares, 166 retweets and 11 favorites
    411 shares and 678 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

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