1. Bobbing along: the Float Baby Spa in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 11:30:33

    This baby spa in Houston, Texas provides floatation devices for children from 2 weeks to 6 months, allowing them to bob around a pool freely during each 20-minute hydrotherapy session. The tots are then treated to a gentle full body massage Continue readi…

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  2. Key allies ready to join U.S. military action in Iraq: Obama
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-05 at 22:25:19

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) – Key NATO allies stand ready to join the United States in military action to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday.

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  3. Barack Obama strolls among the sarsens at Stonehenge in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-06 at 14:33:28

    The US president broke off from discussing world affairs at the Nato summit in Newport, Wales, to visit the stone age monument Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 796 retweets and 141 favorites
    1438 shares and 6685 likes on Facebook
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  4. A Legal Battle Over Vivian Maier’s Work
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 04:24:58

    A legal battle over the work of the photographer Vivian Maier could hide it away for years.

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  5. U.S. confirms death of al Shabaab leader Godane in Somalia strike
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-06 at 05:27:32

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a leader of the al Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Somalia this week, calling it a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al Qaeda-a…

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  6. Hamid Kehazaei dies after family give permission to switch off life support
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-06 at 10:19:25

    Immigration minister says chief medical officer will conduct an in-depth clinical review of asylum seekers medical treatment while on Manus Island Continue reading…

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    306 shares and 2195 likes on Facebook

  7. The Kurdish women fighting IS
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-05 at 23:05:34

    The Kurdish women taking on militants of Islamic State

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  8. U.N. to set up Ebola crisis center, aims to stop spread in six to nine months
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-06 at 00:06:23

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations plans to set up an Ebola crisis center to coordinate the response to the deadly virus and to strive to halt its spread in West African countries in six to nine months, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announ…

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  9. Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach ceasefire deal
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-06 at 04:10:36

    MINSK (Reuters) – Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels reached a ceasefire agreement on Friday, the first step toward ending fighting in eastern Ukraine that has caused the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War ended.

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  10. New Book Says C.I.A. Official in Benghazi Held Up Rescue
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 22:29:49

    Five C.I.A. commandos write that a C.I.A. base chief stopped them from interceding in time to save the life of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens during the attack on the diplomatic mission in 2012.

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    81 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Obama Enlists 9 Allies to Help in the Battle Against ISIS
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 07:23:38

    President Obama escalated the U.S. response to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Friday, recruiting at least nine allies to help crush the organization and offering the outlines of a strategy that echoes the war on terror.

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  12. Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-06 at 11:18:37

    Sierra Leone – one of the countries worst hit by Ebola – is to confine people to their homes for three days in an effort to contain the deadly virus.

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  13. US confirms al-Shabab leader killed
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-05 at 23:57:58

    The leader of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was killed following a US attack earlier this week, the Pentagon says.

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  14. Plane carrying Americans leaves for Dubai after being diverted to Iran
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-06 at 05:26:11

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A chartered aircraft carrying about 100 Americans from the U.S. airbase at Bagram, Afghanistan, has left for Dubai after it was diverted to Iran because of issues with its flight plan, a U.S. official and the Fly Dubai airline said …

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    241 shares and 117 likes on Facebook
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  15. VIDEO: One-minute World News
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-06 at 13:31:37

    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

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  16. Will the Fashion World Accept Andreja Pejic As a Woman?
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 05:02:38

    Andreja Pejic’s claim to fame as a male model was a certain androgyny. Now that she’s a woman, will fashion’s doors still be open for her?

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  17. NATO Plans a Special Force to Reassure Eastern Europe and Deter Russia
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 06:31:46

    The decision to form the force was meant to send a message to Russia that NATO’s principle of collective security is sacrosanct.

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    720 shares and 1000 likes on Facebook
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    35 shares on LinkedIn
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  18. Man jailed for phoning and texting ex-girlfriend 21,807 times
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 12:58:46

    French man who harassed woman demanding compensation for work on apartment admits behaviour was ‘stupid’ Continue reading…

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    262 shares and 260 likes on Facebook
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  19. Legal basis for Iraq troop deployment called into question as days wear on
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 22:52:17

    Critics argue Obama is relying on unpersuasive theory used in Libya but administration says deployment is not covered by 1973 resolution Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1205 retweets and 35 favorites
    43 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
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  20. Ukraine ceasefire with rebels takes hold
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-06 at 12:19:27

    Ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine went into effect on Friday evening.

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    168 shares and 644 likes on Facebook
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