1. Indonesian family finds daughter swept away in 2004 tsunami
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 10:05:20

    Mother says Raudhatul Jannah was rescued from sea and taken in by islanders until an uncle spotted her in street In pictures: tsunami girl reunited with family Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1690 retweets and 75 favorites
    4670 shares and 31017 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    13 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. U.S. bombs Islamic State after Obama call to prevent Iraq ‘genocide’
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-09 at 04:38:30

    BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) – U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq’s Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".

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    102 twitter shares, 9213 retweets and 221 favorites
    745 shares and 529 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 1 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Iraq crisis: who are the Yazidis and why is Isis hunting them?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 13:22:00

    The Iraqi ethnic and religious minority descends from some of the regions most ancient roots and face executions for a reputation as devil worshippersUS considers air strikes and aid to Iraqis trapped on mountain Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 3126 retweets and 253 favorites
    2921 shares and 3676 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 3 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    9 views on StumbleUpon

  4. ‘Jihadist’ flag flown in east London
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 01:44:33

    Flag flown outside housing estate on Poplar High StreetWe must be intolerant of this intolerance Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 5750 retweets and 188 favorites
    2215 shares and 1594 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 4 reshares
    46 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Militants say seeking prisoner swap with Lebanon
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 23:43:16

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamist militants holding 19 Lebanese soldiers seized during an incursion into Lebanon said on Friday they had demanded the release of Islamist prisoners in exchange for letting their captives go.

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  6. Ukraine troops break out of encirclement, 15 troops killed
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 23:52:25

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian army units which had been trapped by separatists on the border with Russia broke out of the blockade on Friday and rejoined government forces, but 15 soldiers and border guards were killed in the operation, the Ukrainian militar…

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    101 twitter shares, 6063 retweets and 37 favorites
    79 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares

  7. IBM Develops a New Chip That Functions Like a Brain
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 01:03:54

    The processor, named TrueNorth, may eventually excel at calculations that stump today’s supercomputers.

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    428 shares on LinkedIn
    298 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-09 at 03:49:08

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in a month-old war.

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    103 twitter shares, 5110 retweets and 173 favorites
    364 shares and 203 likes on Facebook
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  9. U.S. Jets and Drones Attack Militants in Iraq, Hoping to Stop Advance
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 06:19:49

    American warplanes launched airstrikes against Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Friday, destroying rebel positions around Erbil, the Kurdish capital.

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    2866 shares and 2732 likes on Facebook
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    99 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Victoria zoos train Maremma bodyguards in bid to save bandicoots
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 14:09:15

    Maremma dogs have protected a colony of little penguins and conservationists hope their next mission will be as successfulMaremma dogs trained as bandicoot bodyguards in pictures Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 358 retweets and 33 favorites
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  11. Israel presses deadly Gaza strikes, rockets hit Israel
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-09 at 15:20:11

    Israeli warplanes carried out 30 air strikes over Gaza on Saturday, killing five Palestinians, as militants fired six rockets into Israel, leaving international mediators scrambling to rescue ceasefire talks. Gaza emergency services said two men were kill…

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    103 twitter shares, 4617 retweets and 88 favorites
    361 shares and 256 likes on Facebook
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  12. Isis persecution of Iraqi Christians has become genocide, says religious leaders
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-09 at 00:10:21

    Calls for UK to give asylum to those fleeing violence come as Syrian Kurdish fighters resisting jihadist attacks appeal for help Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 2166 retweets and 76 favorites
    962 shares and 851 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  13. WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 15:45:00

    Director general Margaret Chan says west African countries’ health systems need international help to manage infection Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1844 retweets and 35 favorites
    776 shares and 569 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
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  14. Qadri supporters clash with Pakistan police
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-09 at 15:54:29

    Deadly violence erupts as supporters of anti-government cleric Tahir ul-Qadri try to march on his headquarters.

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    101 twitter shares, 2929 retweets and 3 favorites
    87 shares and 120 likes on Facebook
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  15. Gaza conflict: Hamas far from disabled after weeks of fighting
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 20:39:50

    Even top-end estimates of casualties are but a fraction of the strength of Hamas’ military brigades and other groups Gaza: a close look at Israeli strikes on UNRWA schools Continue reading…

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    92 twitter shares, 1392 retweets and 36 favorites
    55 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 1193 plus ones and 233 reshares

  16. Gaza conflict: The hundreds who lost their lives
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-08 at 12:58:08

    The visual story of all the lives lost

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    102 twitter shares, 2097 retweets and 31 favorites
    456 shares and 258 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  17. New Fighting a Bid for Leverage as a Gaza Cease-Fire Expires
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 06:35:26

    Israel and Palestinian militants resumed cross-border air assaults after a three-day cease-fire expired, but the renewed violence seemed less about meeting military goals than about jockeying for leverage in talks that had made little progress.

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    1223 shares and 1478 likes on Facebook
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    36 shares on LinkedIn
    17 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Gaza crisis: a closer look at Israeli strikes on UNRWA schools
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-09 at 00:01:44

    UN-run schools acting as civilian shelters have been hit seven times during Israels Gaza offensive. We catalogue them in detail Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1198 retweets and 34 favorites
    527 shares and 493 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 6 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Obama on America and the World
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 16:30:38

    In an interview, President Obama made clear he is going to involve America more deeply in places like Iraq only to the extent that communities there agree to an inclusive politics.

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    1024 shares and 1119 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 86 plus ones and 18 reshares
    38 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Who are the Yazidis?
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-08 at 05:22:18

    Who are the mysterious Yazidis of the Middle East?

    2114 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 525 retweets and 56 favorites
    763 shares and 601 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 14 plus ones
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    21 views on StumbleUpon

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