1. U.S. General Is Killed in Attack at Afghan Base; Others Injured
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-06 at 06:20:55

    An Afghan soldier killed Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, who appeared to be the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in hostilities overseas since the Vietnam War.

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    8770 shares and 20038 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 73 plus ones and 14 reshares
    92 shares on LinkedIn
    217 views on StumbleUpon

  2. UN alarm over Iraqi Yazidi children
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-05 at 19:18:48

    The UN children’s agency has expressed “extreme concern” over reports that 40 children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority died after an offensive by jihadists.

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    103 twitter shares, 7202 retweets and 99 favorites
    310 shares and 335 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 73 plus ones and 6 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Passengers tilt train carriage to free man trapped in the gap
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 12:12:32

    Staff seek help from commuters to rescue man stuck between train and platform after he stepped awkwardly and slipped Continue reading…

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    96 twitter shares, 19 retweets and 4 favorites
    1258 shares and 5185 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  4. U.S. general dead, German general wounded in Afghan attack
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-06 at 05:07:42

    KABUL (Reuters) – A U.S. general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded on Tuesday, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said.

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    103 twitter shares, 4748 retweets and 143 favorites
    288 shares and 159 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares
    27 shares on LinkedIn
    61 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Argentina’s campaigning grandmother finds grandson born to death camp mother
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 08:05:36

    Estela Carlotto, founder of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, says 36-year-old pianist named Guido is the child stolen by military regime from Laura Carlotto, who was killed after giving birth Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 3283 retweets and 60 favorites
    471 shares and 1064 likes on Facebook
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    4 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Frances Abbott scholarship: former worker is charged with data breach
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 05:13:52

    Whistleblower who used to work at the Whitehouse Institute of Design to face court after police investigate news of $60,000 scholarship given to PMs daughter Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 965 retweets and 22 favorites
    1430 shares and 2392 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 2 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Last of the burrnesha: Balkan women who pledged celibacy to live as men
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 17:30:34

    ‘Sworn virgins’ exchange limited rights of women for freedoms of men in patriarchal Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo Continue reading…

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    87 twitter shares, 70 retweets and 13 favorites
    1482 shares and 2685 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Beaten and spied on, asylum seekers reveal oppression of being returned
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 10:17:22

    The Guardian secures interviews with a Tamil and a Sinhalese asylum seeker Australia handed back to Sri Lanka last month Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 3572 retweets and 40 favorites
    218 shares and 221 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  9. Day two of Gaza truce, Egypt begins shuttle diplomacy
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-06 at 16:12:18

    Life in the battered Gaza Strip began returning to normal Wednesday as a ceasefire held for a second day and Egyptian mediators engaged in shuttle diplomacy on extending the truce. Shops, banks and markets reopened around the devastated enclave where resi…

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    101 twitter shares, 2750 retweets and 43 favorites
    55 shares and 9 likes on Facebook

  10. Crocodile v shark: tourist captures epic Northern Territory battle – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 08:54:32

    A family taking a trip around Australia were treated to more than they bargained for on a crocodile-sighting trip in the Top End, when crocodilian crowd favourite Brutus took on a bull shark in the muddy mangroves. The result? Dinner for Brutus, curtains …

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    101 twitter shares, 70 retweets and 13 favorites
    864 shares and 1492 likes on Facebook
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    2 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Russia bans Siberia independence march
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 22:26:39

    Moscow also threatens to block BBC Russian service after it carries interview with march organiser on its website Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1412 retweets and 20 favorites
    219 shares and 130 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 4 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Activist finds ‘stolen grandson’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-06 at 15:27:18

    An Argentine activist who traces babies snatched from their parents by the 1970s military junta has found her own grandson after 36 years.

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    101 twitter shares, 1217 retweets and 50 favorites
    209 shares and 261 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  13. George Brandis concedes website visits will be saved for two years
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 13:43:33

    Attorney general admits metadata collection will include records of websites despite saying web surfing would not be caught Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1416 retweets and 30 favorites
    111 shares and 124 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Gaza ceasefire: a first step towards tackling more intractable problems
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 23:10:01

    Negotiators face a range of medium and long-term issues that previous peace talks have been unable to address Continue reading…

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    75 twitter shares, 1493 retweets and 43 favorites
    18 shares and 11 likes on Facebook

  15. Experts: Give new US Ebola drug to Africans
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-06 at 08:36:51

    World’s top Ebola specialists question why only US aid workers given experimental drug, but firm says little available.

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    424 shares and 782 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Africa leaders’ summit: why human rights are off Obama’s agenda
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 07:07:46

    As much of the continents leadership meets in Washington, security and trade have trumped pressing issues ranging from suppression of democracy to the criminalising of gay people Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 792 retweets and 21 favorites
    107 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 71 plus ones and 21 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Nigeria confirms five more Ebola cases and second death
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-06 at 15:46:51

    Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria on Wednesday confirmed five new cases of Ebola in Lagos and a second death from the virus, bringing the total number of cases in sub-Saharan Africa's largest city to seven.

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    69 twitter shares, 1060 retweets and 5 favorites
    4 shares on Facebook

  18. Russia gang in ‘largest data breach’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-06 at 13:43:56

    A Russian group hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, in what is being described as the “largest data breach” ever.

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    100 twitter shares, 132 retweets and 11 favorites
    555 shares and 174 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 2 reshares
    113 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Asylum seekers self-harming is ‘seen as bad behaviour’ video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 00:01:00

    A former director of mental health at Australia’s detention centres explains how security staff see the sending of sick detainees to hospital as rewarding ‘bad behaviour’. Dr Peter Young says there is an attitude that security staff within the system know…

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    50 twitter shares, 694 retweets and 7 favorites
    96 shares and 254 likes on Facebook
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  20. Lights go out across London to mark the first world war – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 14:55:00

    Lights are switched off across London, in the Houses of Parliament and at a service in Westminster Abbey, from 10pm to 11pm on Monday to mark the time leading up to Britain’s entry into the first world war. The tribute was based on the observation by Brit…

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    20 twitter shares, 2 retweets
    18 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 915 plus ones and 126 reshares

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