1. Ninety-year-old gay couple marries in Iowa after 72 years together
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-08 at 20:00:19

    Vivian Boyack and Alice Nonie Dubes, 91 and 90, met in hometown of Yale, Iowa, while growing up Continue reading…

    195081 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 101593 retweets and 419 favorites
    10753 shares and 82122 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 49 plus ones and 5 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Neo-Nazi photos pose headache for Shinzo Abe
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 09:48:29

    Two newly promoted political allies of Japanese PM shown smiling alongside far-right figure Kazunari Yamada Continue reading…

    36094 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 35600 retweets and 131 favorites
    132 shares and 125 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  3. 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 …

    10933 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 47 retweets and 18 favorites
    2911 shares and 7830 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 1 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Marin Cilic Defeats Kei Nishikori at U.S. Open for His First Grand Slam Title
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-09 at 08:22:04

    The 14th-seeded Marin Cilic, who defeated Kei Nishikori, is the lowest seed to win the U.S. Open since Pete Sampras won the 2002 tournament as the No. 17 seed.

    6760 Shares
    750 shares and 5991 likes on Facebook
    18 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Another Royal Baby Is Expected for an Uneasy Kingdom
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-09 at 05:50:45

    The announcement of the pregnancy set off speculation about whether it would influence a secession vote in Scotland.

    6378 Shares
    655 shares and 5713 likes on Facebook
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Exclusive: Safety concerns dog Boeing 787
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-08 at 16:11:09

    Al Jazeera Investigative Unit finds some workers with quality concerns, alleging drug use and fearing to fly the plane.

    2485 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1081 retweets and 19 favorites
    618 shares and 622 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 2 reshares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Donetsk’s pro-Russia rebels celebrate expelling ‘fascist Ukrainian junta’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 00:29:10

    Amid second world war commemoration, regions say they still plan to declare independence despite ceasefire deal Continue reading…

    2320 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 606 retweets and 31 favorites
    318 shares and 749 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 373 plus ones and 122 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Cameroon ‘kills over 100 Boko Haram fighters’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-09 at 08:11:28

    Government says its army confronted Nigeria-based fighters following attempted incursion into its territory.

    2076 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1812 retweets and 6 favorites
    113 shares and 35 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  9. CO2 rises at fastest rate since 1984
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-09 at 07:39:00

    Concentrations of warming gases in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2013, the World Meteorological Organisation says.

    1899 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1250 retweets and 24 favorites
    363 shares and 110 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Liberia ‘faces huge Ebola surge’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-09 at 02:10:19

    Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia, with many thousands of new cases expected in next three weeks, the World Health Organization says.

    1855 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 273 retweets and 11 favorites
    1105 shares and 287 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 43 plus ones and 3 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Man killed in shark attack at Byron Bay
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 10:31:32

    Emergency services are hunting a large shark after it killed a 50-year-old local who was swimming in the shallows at Clarkes beach Continue reading…

    1770 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 26 retweets
    733 shares and 908 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Urban Shield: after Ferguson, police and suppliers consider fate of military-grade tactical gear
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 00:54:32

    Giant black armoured vehicles, assault rifles, gas masks and drones: the modern face of policing in America is on display at a four-day police trade show in Oakland, held mere weeks after a fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri Continue reading…

    1689 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1315 retweets and 66 favorites
    135 shares and 52 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Syria’s refugees: fears of abuse grow as Turkish men snap up wives
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-08 at 20:37:02

    Increasing number of women who have fled conflict are opting to marry Turks, many as second, third or even fourth wives Continue reading…

    1601 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 698 retweets and 18 favorites
    390 shares and 384 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Icac emails shed light on escalating political funding arms race
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 05:03:08

    Correspondence made public by the NSW corruption watchdog reveals a broader malaise within the Australian political system brought on by the scramble for election funding Continue reading…

    1352 Shares
    85 twitter shares, 675 retweets and 41 favorites
    136 shares and 413 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Crash report: High-velocity objects hit MH17
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-09 at 15:52:06

    Dutch experts release highly anticipated interim report into downing of Malaysian flight in conflict-hit east Ukraine.

    1171 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 892 retweets and 2 favorites
    61 shares and 113 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Amazon tribes fight for their trees in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 13:06:08

    Photographer Lunae Parracho followed Kaapor Indian warriors during a jungle expedition to search and expel illegal loggers from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory, Maranhao state, Amazon basin. Tired of what they say is a lack of sufficient government assi…

    1153 Shares
    66 twitter shares, 1008 retweets and 16 favorites
    53 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-09 at 15:44:29

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaste…

    1112 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 906 retweets and 40 favorites
    65 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  18. Isis jihadis using captured arms and troop carriers from US and Saudis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 00:39:43

    Obama considers focusing on Isis bases in Syria as study finds jihadis have anti-tank rockets seized from rival rebels there Continue reading…

    1111 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 636 retweets and 20 favorites
    230 shares and 108 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  19. MH17 hit by ‘numerous objects’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-09 at 16:42:55

    Dutch experts say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in east Ukraine after being hit by objects that "pierced the plane at high velocity".

    1087 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 135 retweets and 7 favorites
    458 shares and 339 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 1 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  20. MH17: Dutch investigators say plane was punctured by ‘high-energy’ objects – live updates
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-09 at 15:35:34

    Dutch Safety Board: MH17 crash due to external causeFirst official account of crash finds no technical fault Crew were not to blame, investigators foundUS and Ukraine said plane shot down by pro-Russians Read the latest summary Continue reading…

    922 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 572 retweets and 16 favorites
    135 shares and 61 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 24 plus ones and 3 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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