1. Patients’ Symptoms Raise Concern About Ebola in New York
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-05 at 05:36:36

    In the latest episode, a man who was recently in West Africa is being tested after visiting an emergency room with signs of the disease.

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    6026 shares and 7045 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 143 plus ones and 43 reshares
    43 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Hollywood divided: passions high as actors and celebrities speak out on Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-04 at 23:45:57

    Artists voicing solidarity for Palestinians trigger backlash from industry heavyweights in a town with strong Israel connections Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1135 retweets and 80 favorites
    2511 shares and 8240 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Libya’s new parliament calls for unity as rival militias clash
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-05 at 05:11:42

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s new parliament appealed for national unity at its first formal session on Monday as rival armed factions battled for dominance of a country struggling to hold itself together three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

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    100 twitter shares, 10559 retweets and 50 favorites
    56 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
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    11 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Taking a Bullet, Gaining a Cause: James S. Brady Dies at 73
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-05 at 04:21:36

    Mr. Brady, the White House press secretary who was wounded in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, championed tighter regulations from his wheelchair.

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    2829 shares and 7610 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 91 plus ones and 15 reshares
    37 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Lebanese army advances in border battle with Islamists
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-05 at 04:23:22

    OUTSKIRTS OF ARSAL Lebanon (Reuters) – The Lebanese army advanced on Monday into a border town attacked by Islamists at the weekend in the most serious spillover of the three-year-old Syrian civil war into Lebanon, and the Beirut government said the deadl…

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    100 twitter shares, 9850 retweets and 70 favorites
    265 shares and 197 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Australia’s detention regime sets out to make asylum seekers suffer, says chief immigration psychiatrist
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 00:20:41

    Guardian Australia exclusive: Doctor responsible for mental health of people in detention becomes the most senior figure to condemn system from within, saying immigration department deliberately harms vulnerable detainees in a process akin to tortureAsylu…

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    103 twitter shares, 2451 retweets and 68 favorites
    2785 shares and 4789 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Gaza: No place to bury the dead
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-04 at 19:47:09

    Under continuous Israeli shelling, Palestinians in south Gaza face a shortage of space and supplies to bury loved ones.

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    4 twitter shares, 472 retweets and 73 favorites
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    16 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Israel Moves to Wrap Up Gaza Military Operation
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-05 at 04:10:13

    Egypt said it brokered a 72-hour pause, and the Israelis appeared to be moving toward a conclusion to the nearly month-old conflict in Gaza.

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    2452 shares and 3006 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 40 plus ones and 9 reshares
    28 shares on LinkedIn

  9. US tortoise held after brief chase
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-04 at 06:39:03

    Police in Alhambra in greater Los Angeles recaptured a giant tortoise after a brief chase along city streets.

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    103 twitter shares, 1896 retweets and 222 favorites
    1206 shares and 1503 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 2 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Israel pulls troops out of Gaza
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-05 at 16:46:17

    Israel withdraws its troops from the Gaza Strip to “defensive positions” outside the Palestinian territory, as a 72-hour truce takes effect.

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    102 twitter shares, 887 retweets and 32 favorites
    772 shares and 2685 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Gaza crisis: Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire – as it happened
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 03:50:20

    Ceasefire would begin 8am local time Tuesday All sides to meet in Egypt Strike in Shati refugee camp kills girl, 8, and wounds 29 Excavator attack in Jerusalem kills one, overturns bus Israeli troops in July killed civilians trying to flee, rights group s…

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    103 twitter shares, 2834 retweets and 77 favorites
    353 shares and 248 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 68 plus ones and 15 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  12. First world war: how Europe and the Middle East were reshaped – interactive
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-04 at 18:12:36

    As the world slid towards war in 1914, the four empires of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Ottoman Turkey and Tsarist Russia had ruled over vast amounts of land and people for centuries. The first world war reshaped Europe and the Middle East and those changes …

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    54 twitter shares, 27 retweets and 8 favorites
    1023 shares and 1277 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Warsi quits as minister over Gaza
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-05 at 16:19:38

    UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi resigns, calling government policy on Gaza “morally indefensible”.

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    103 twitter shares, 1075 retweets and 33 favorites
    646 shares and 487 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Humanitarian ceasefire holds in Gaza
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-05 at 16:22:24

    Israeli forces withdraw from Palestinian enclave as 72-hour truce brokered by Egypt goes into effect.

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    99 twitter shares, 1897 retweets and 26 favorites
    162 shares and 92 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. If we are Team Australia, we need to be told more about these policies
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 15:32:56

    We still dont know if Abbott agrees with Brandis on bigots, what the terror laws really mean or if they are actually needed Continue reading…

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    22 twitter shares and 3 favorites
    28 shares and 121 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 1677 plus ones and 264 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Tony Abbott dumps race act changes to ‘preserve unity’ in terrorism fight
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 13:09:03

    PM announces an extra $600m over four years for agencies including Asio, Asis and the AFP Tougher laws to detain and prosecute Australians suspected of fighting in foreign conflictsDecision to back down a leadership call because everyone needs to be part …

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    102 twitter shares, 600 retweets and 45 favorites
    260 shares and 805 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  17. New York artist paints nude models to blend into skyline
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-04 at 20:06:29

    New York artist Trina Merry seamlessly camouflages her mostly nude models into New York Citys skyline, blending them into the details of the Empire State Building, the Manhattan Bridge, Central Park and other famous landmarks Continue reading…

    1798 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 994 retweets and 79 favorites
    210 shares and 403 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  18. The Appraisal: Her Throne Defunct, a Princess Fights Eviction From Her Manhattan Walk-Up
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-05 at 03:49:40

    Zeynep Osman, a niece of a former Afghan ruler and the widow of the heir to the Ottoman throne, is trying to keep her $390-a-month rent-controlled apartment.

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    695 shares and 778 likes on Facebook
    26 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  19. On Centenary of World War I, Europe Sees Modern Parallels
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-05 at 04:50:16

    With ceremonies in Britain, Belgium and elsewhere, monarchs, prime ministers and citizens recall the “war to end all wars.”

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    560 shares and 788 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  20. A guide to Middle East politics in 2014
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-04 at 23:26:29

    From Egypt to Syria, Palestine to Iraq, the hopes of the Arab spring lie in tatters. And with the latest conflict in Gaza, the Middle East is more violent, volatile and complex than ever Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 117 retweets and 55 favorites
    530 shares and 500 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

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