1. House-sized asteroid to fly by Earth
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-07 at 13:53:10

    A 60-foot asteroid will fly close to Earth on Sunday, but is not expected to pose any danger, US space agency Nasa says.

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    100 twitter shares, 49825 retweets
    59 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. 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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    102 twitter shares, 1112 retweets and 131 favorites
    1964 shares and 9985 likes on Facebook
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    11 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Kei Nishikori Reaches U.S. Open Final, Beating Novak Djokovic
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 06:11:44

    Kei Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam singles final by defeating top-seeded Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

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    1840 shares and 10535 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    37 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Sierra Leone to Impose 3-Day Ebola Quarantine
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 01:36:28

    Starting Sept. 19, citizens will not be allowed to leave their homes in a bid to prevent the disease from spreading and to allow health workers to identify cases in the early stages.

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    101 twitter shares, 11962 retweets and 56 favorites
    77 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  5. The Education Issue: So Bill Gates Has This Idea for a History Class …
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 22:48:38

    Should one of the world’s richest men get to dictate the future of how we learn about our past?

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    3753 shares and 6398 likes on Facebook
    279 shares on LinkedIn
    344 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Evidence Grows of Russian Orthodox Clergy’s Aiding Ukraine Rebels
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 02:37:57

    The Russian Orthodox Church has denied supporting separatist turmoil in Ukraine, but after rebels seized Slovyansk, evidence accumulated of close ties between the church and the pro-Russian cause.

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    103 twitter shares, 8403 retweets and 74 favorites
    334 shares and 157 likes on Facebook
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    5 shares on LinkedIn
    11 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Scottish poll shows majority back breakaway
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-07 at 05:03:38

    Campaign for independence leads opinion polls for first time, 11 days before referendum on future of Scotland.

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    101 twitter shares, 3737 retweets and 17 favorites
    464 shares and 1103 likes on Facebook
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  8. 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 response to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Friday, recruiting allies to help crush the group and outlining a strategy that echoes the war on terror.

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    1682 shares and 2419 likes on Facebook
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    48 shares on LinkedIn
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  9. Tony Abbott one year on: how the trust was won and lost
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 03:10:11

    Even when he knew he would win the election, Tony Abbott refused to risk telling voters the truth. Then came the overreach, the backtracking and the deferred decisions. The question now is whether voters will accept untrustworthiness as a given Continue r…

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    101 twitter shares, 819 retweets and 34 favorites
    970 shares and 2135 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Obama Delays Immigration Action, Yielding to Democratic Concerns
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 21:32:15

    In putting off action until after the November elections, President Obama was acting out of concern for Senate Democrats on the ballots, White House officials said on Saturday.

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    1492 shares and 2316 likes on Facebook
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    22 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Tennis Fans Rejoice After Kei Nishikori’s Win Over Novak Djokovic
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 07:30:15

    In Japan, tennis fans rejoiced as Kei Nishikori became the first man from Japan, and Asia, to reach a Grand Slam final.

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    385 shares and 2889 likes on Facebook
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  12. VIDEO: Gaza girl weeps for her father
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-06 at 14:16:03

    The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville meets two young girls in Gaza whose family were victims of an attack on a UN school injuring their mother and killing their father.

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    49 twitter shares, 2256 retweets and 36 favorites
    32 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
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  13. Pachinko Parlors Court Japan’s Youth
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 03:03:11

    With new halls that are bigger, cleaner, more luxurious and friendlier, the pachinko industry is trying to reinvent itself by appealing to new customers and by cleaning up its image.

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    101 twitter shares, 1676 retweets and 100 favorites
    99 shares and 172 likes on Facebook
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    14 shares on LinkedIn

  14. North Korea Says It Will Put American on Trial
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 08:36:21

    Matthew Todd Miller is accused of shredding his tourist visa and demanding asylum, which the North says is a “hostile act” against the country.

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    98 twitter shares, 1762 retweets and 54 favorites
    48 shares on Facebook
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  15. IS group ‘kills second Lebanese captive’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-07 at 04:26:44

    Group says it has beheaded Abbas Medlej, one of 19 soldiers captured in assault on the Lebanese town of Arsal.

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    100 twitter shares, 1252 retweets and 3 favorites
    181 shares and 431 likes on Facebook
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  16. Syrian Bombs Hit ISIS-Held Territory
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 01:42:18

    At least 25 people, mostly civilians, were killed in the northeastern province of Raqqa as government forces attacked territory controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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    100 twitter shares, 1466 retweets and 69 favorites
    180 shares and 47 likes on Facebook
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  17. U.S. Launches Fresh Airstrikes on ISIS to Protect Dam in Iraq
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 13:17:53

    The attacks were aimed at stopping militants from seizing Haditha Dam and preventing the possibility of floodwaters flowing toward Baghdad.

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    100 twitter shares, 1543 retweets and 41 favorites
    92 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
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  18. Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 06:48:22

    Prominent Washington think tanks, nonprofits known for their impartiality, have received tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments while pushing United States government officials to adopt policies that often reflect the donors’ prior…

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    975 shares and 662 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 1 reshares
    53 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Ukraine ceasefire breached in Donetsk and Mariupol
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 14:55:00

    Shelling is audible in port of Mariupol and explosions reported in Donetsk days after ceasefire deal Continue reading…

    1624 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 403 retweets and 2 favorites
    143 shares and 42 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 751 plus ones and 168 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Abbas may end unity with Hamas over Gaza governance
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-07 at 16:46:00

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip. The threat drew an angry reaction from Hamas, which denounced the pre…

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    100 twitter shares, 1351 retweets and 24 favorites
    23 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

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