1. ‘Humiliated’ Indian girl found dead
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-03 at 13:22:33

    A teenage Indian girl who was allegedly humiliated by village elders for protesting against her father’s harassment is found dead near a railway track in West Bengal state.

    26347 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 26174 retweets and 1 favorites
    65 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. ISIS Says It Killed Steven Sotloff After U.S. Strikes in Northern Iraq
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-03 at 06:56:27

    The group released a video showing the beheading of a second American, blaming President Obama for the death and raising the pressure on him to order strikes on the group in Syria.

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    4693 shares and 9947 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 3 reshares
    62 shares on LinkedIn

  3. DNA Evidence Clears Two Men in 1983 Murder
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-03 at 06:57:49

    Two mentally disabled half brothers who were convicted in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl 30 years ago were declared innocent and ordered released by a judge.

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    3364 shares and 7735 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 49 plus ones and 4 reshares
    28 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Ukraine Retracts Announcement of Cease-Fire With Russia
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-03 at 16:20:06

    The office of President Petro O. Poroshenko retracted a statement earlier in the day that said that Mr. Poroshenko and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had agreed to a “lasting cease-fire.”

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    103 twitter shares, 4948 retweets and 153 favorites
    354 shares and 465 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    17 shares on LinkedIn
    19 views on StumbleUpon

  5. David Cameron warns of ‘appeasing Putin as we did Hitler’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 03:16:07

    British dilemma over Russian president’s actions in Ukraine likened to conduct of Neville Chamberlain in 1930s Munich Continue reading…

    4512 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2342 retweets and 51 favorites
    564 shares and 1154 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 252 plus ones and 23 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  6. The ‘Clive Palmer pattern’ repeats, and it’s proving costlier than ever
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 13:30:50

    Backroom deals excluding stakeholders are Clive Palmers way of doing deals but they dont make for good policy Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 902 retweets and 24 favorites
    768 shares and 2217 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 3 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Islamic State ‘beheads second US journalist’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-02 at 22:46:15

    Group releases video of Steven Sotloff’s purported death, days after mother addressed leader pleading for son’s life.

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    102 twitter shares, 1353 retweets and 28 favorites
    922 shares and 1314 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 1 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. DNA clears North Carolina inmates after 30 years in prison
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 02:44:21

    Half-brothers released after newly discovered evidence clears men in 1983 rape and murder of 11-year-old Sabrina BuieDNA evidence could exonerate two in death row case Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1344 retweets and 35 favorites
    880 shares and 1313 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 6 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Why Nato is more relevant than it has been for 30 years
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 05:48:36

    With the new threats posed by Isis and Russia, the agenda at this week’s Nato summit is full to bursting Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1077 retweets and 35 favorites
    72 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 2040 plus ones and 273 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Islamic State human rights violations investigated by UN video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 16:56:14

    France’s representative to the UN, Nicolas Niemtchinow, outlines the UN’s plan to send a mission to Iraq to investigate human rights abuses carried out by Islamic State (Isis). The decision comes following persistent reports detailing war crimes and acts …

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    77 twitter shares, 1686 retweets and 43 favorites
    16 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 1275 plus ones and 229 reshares

  11. Putin claims Russian forces ‘could conquer Ukraine capital in two weeks’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 16:32:22

    Leak reveals Russian president told José Manuel Barroso that his forces could conquer Kiev if he ordered them to do so Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1240 retweets and 50 favorites
    894 shares and 878 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 67 plus ones and 14 reshares
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Asylum seeker declared ‘brain dead’ after leaving Manus Island
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 09:28:58

    Immigration department will conduct review of background to mans medical condition and his treatment while on Manus Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1791 retweets and 36 favorites
    364 shares and 563 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  13. Steven Sotloff: Isis video claims to show beheading of US journalist
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 12:06:45

    US intelligence officials working to establish authenticity of video of Sotloff being killed, reportedly by the same fighter who murdered James FoleySteven Sotloffs mother begs Isis for kidnapped sons returnCameron: Isis beheading disgusting and despicabl…

    2573 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 503 retweets and 38 favorites
    1065 shares and 736 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 76 plus ones and 8 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  14. US men found innocent after 30 years in jail
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-03 at 12:10:45

    DNA evidence shows brothers, who are severely disabled and were teenagers when arrested in 1983, were wrongly convicted.

    2450 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2204 retweets and 14 favorites
    100 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Ebola outbreak: call to send in military to west Africa to help curb epidemic
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 19:53:27

    Head of Médecins sans Frontières says the world is ‘losing the battle’ as cases and deaths continue to surge Continue reading…

    2294 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1295 retweets and 15 favorites
    491 shares and 301 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 45 plus ones and 15 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Radioactive material missing in Kazakhstan
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-03 at 13:50:25

    Authorities searching for container holding isotope caesium-137 which police say appears to have fallen of a vehicle.

    2222 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1754 retweets and 12 favorites
    151 shares and 170 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 2 reshares
    15 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Steven Sotloff embodied ‘what it takes to report from combat zones’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 13:16:11

    Steven Sotloff made it his business to report from some of the worlds most unstable and dangerous locations in the three years before he was captured in Syria in 2013Isis video claims to show beheading of Steven SotloffIsis threatens to kill British hosta…

    2089 Shares
    94 twitter shares, 1693 retweets and 56 favorites
    63 shares and 180 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. 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…

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    17 twitter shares
    11 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 1563 plus ones and 305 reshares

  19. Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna among celebrity victims of hacked nude photos
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 02:16:18

    Lawyers for Lawrence and Kate Upton warn of prosecution over ‘outrageous privacy violation’ but experts say more photos likely Continue reading…

    1768 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 122 retweets and 32 favorites
    246 shares and 1236 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    18 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence: to click or not to click?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 23:00:20

    From private photos to violent videos, the internet is full of degrading material intended to tempt viewers. Can we learn not to gawp? Roxane Gay: the Great Naked Celebrity Photo Leak is just beginning Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 920 retweets and 72 favorites
    232 shares and 421 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

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