1. U.S. Open 2014: Serena Williams Beats Caroline Wozniacki for 18th Major Title
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-08 at 06:41:04

    The top-ranked Williams tied Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the career list for Grand Slam singles titles, dominating Wozniacki in the United States Open final.

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    1864 shares and 7769 likes on Facebook
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  2. Prince William, Kate Middleton Expecting 2nd Child
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-08 at 15:02:18

    LONDON (AP) — British royal couple the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are expecting their second child, royal officials said Monday. The duchess is also being treated for severe morning sickness

    The couple’s Clarence House office said …

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    469 shares and 4347 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Royal couple expecting second child
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-08 at 16:41:13

    The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child, Kensington Palace announces.

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    102 twitter shares, 118 retweets and 44 favorites
    1372 shares and 2958 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Doubts cast on witness’s account of black man killed by police in Walmart
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 20:07:26

    Alleged to have threatened customers, John Crawford, 22, was having a phone conversation while holding an unloaded BB gun Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1615 retweets and 75 favorites
    778 shares and 844 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 4 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Anjem Choudary: the British extremist who backs the caliphate
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 04:34:17

    Anjem Choudary, the radical Muslim linked to many Britons who have fought in Syria, talks about stoning women, rejecting democracy and freedom, and why executions are OK Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 836 retweets and 30 favorites
    1015 shares and 1214 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 2 reshares
    17 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Tony Abbott protects a vulnerable claim: that he hasn’t broken promises
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 13:06:59

    By sticking to the line that his election promises are being kept, the PM seems to think voters will eventually believe him Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 901 retweets and 24 favorites
    664 shares and 1539 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. EU sanctions defy Russia warning
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-08 at 16:18:03

    The EU says new sanctions against Russia should be adopted shortly and take effect on Tuesday, despite a Kremlin warning of retaliation.

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    101 twitter shares, 2604 retweets and 40 favorites
    78 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
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    3 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Isis beheadings of journalists are against Islam, says Abu Qatada
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-08 at 02:46:00

    Islamist cleric’s comments, from a cell in Jordan, highlight rift between jihadist groups Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra Continue reading…

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    94 twitter shares, 125 retweets and 9 favorites
    49 shares and 92 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 2048 plus ones and 273 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. US ‘to go on offensive’ against IS
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-08 at 03:16:47

    US President Barack Obama is to set out his "game plan" against Islamic State militants this week, saying "we will defeat them".

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    101 twitter shares, 1063 retweets and 52 favorites
    651 shares and 342 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Russians open new front after Estonian official is captured in ‘cross-border raid’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-08 at 00:24:57

    Eston Kohver taken to Moscow and paraded on TV as ‘spy’ two days after Obama’s visit to Baltic state Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 575 retweets and 40 favorites
    592 shares and 404 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 2 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  11. German waiter breaks beer-carrying record video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-08 at 14:15:00

    A German waiter has set a new world record, carrying 27 one-litre beer glasses. Oliver Struempfl, who works at the traditional Gillamoos beer festival in the Bavarian town of Abensberg, carried the beer 40 metres. Struempfl says he trained at the gym for …

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    81 twitter shares, 11 retweets and 2 favorites
    561 shares and 965 likes on Facebook
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  12. Abbas threatens to end Hamas unity deal
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-08 at 04:49:50

    Palestinian president threatens to break off unity deal if Hamas does not allow new government to operate in Gaza Strip.

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    100 twitter shares, 168 retweets and 4 favorites
    352 shares and 943 likes on Facebook
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Prince William, Kate expecting second child: palace
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-08 at 16:52:31

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their second child, Kensington Palace announced on Monday less than 14 months after the birth of heir to the throne Prince George. The couple, known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, ar…

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    56 twitter shares, 552 retweets and 14 favorites
    207 shares and 581 likes on Facebook

  14. Peta Credlin dragged into Icac controversy over carbon tax emails
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-08 at 08:35:08

    Tony Abbotts chief of staff welcomed approach from Liberal party donor who stood to benefit from tax repealRead the email chain Continue reading…

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    81 twitter shares, 282 retweets and 14 favorites
    196 shares and 807 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Vaccine gives monkeys Ebola immunity
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-07 at 22:47:00

    Vaccinated monkeys have developed "long-term" immunity to the Ebola virus raising the prospect of successful human trials, say scientists.

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    100 twitter shares, 116 retweets and 14 favorites
    654 shares and 233 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 4 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Why dozens of India’s Asiatic lions are dying
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-08 at 02:49:00

    Why Asiatic lions are dying in dozens

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    93 twitter shares, 779 retweets and 29 favorites
    123 shares and 44 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Destroying ISIS May Take Years, U.S. Officials Say
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-08 at 06:56:31

    The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a phased campaign requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to officials.

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    592 shares and 381 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    37 shares on LinkedIn
    18 views on StumbleUpon

  18. The old man and the sea (and Gotye): the story of ‘Australia’s only guru’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-08 at 08:12:28

    Djalu Gurruwiwi is a spiritual keeper of the didgeridoo. Hes also a mysterious and charismatic figure, whose admirers include a film-maker, a street artist and the musician Gotye. Paul Daley joins them on a voyage along an ancient songline Continue readin…

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    23 twitter shares, 3 retweets and 30 favorites
    248 shares and 712 likes on Facebook
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Dozens accused in Petrobras scandal
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-07 at 07:09:51

    A former director of Brazil’s state oil company accuses dozens of politicians of involvement in a kickback scheme, weeks before an election.

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    101 twitter shares, 557 retweets and 22 favorites
    202 shares and 110 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Ukraine attacks throw truce into doubt
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-08 at 08:39:46

    Deadly artillery fire in Mariupol and attacks in Donetsk raise fears that ceasefire agreed on Friday could collapse.

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    101 twitter shares, 463 retweets and 17 favorites
    115 shares and 189 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

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