1. 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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    766 shares and 599 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 1 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Kurds rescue Yazidis from Iraqi mountain
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-10 at 09:45:05

    Kurdish forces tell Al Jazeera they have opened a road to Sinjar, reaching more than 5,000 Yazidis besieged by IS group.

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    1885 shares and 7009 likes on Facebook
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    6 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Israel pounds Gaza as Palestinians urge resumption of truce talks
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-10 at 08:51:59

    Palestinian negotiators have warned they will leave Cairo on Sunday if their Israeli counterparts do not show up for truce talks, after Israel pummelled Gaza with fresh air strikes that killed nine more Palestinians. Negotiations for a ceasefire in Gaza a…

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    101 twitter shares, 8998 retweets and 27 favorites
    20 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  4. U.S. Jets and Drones Attack Militants in Iraq, Hoping to Stop Advance
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-10 at 00:51:06

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

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    103 twitter shares, 1862 retweets and 206 favorites
    3142 shares and 3329 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 297 plus ones and 38 reshares
    104 shares on LinkedIn

  5. 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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    3307 shares and 4068 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 135 plus ones and 30 reshares
    192 shares on LinkedIn
    35 views on StumbleUpon

  6. McCain Says Limited U.S. Strikes on Militants in Iraq Are Not Enough
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 23:50:16

    Senator John McCain said he would favor sending combat air controllers into Iraq to help identify airstrike targets and expand the operation into Syria.

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    101 twitter shares, 5303 retweets and 113 favorites
    264 shares and 185 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 505 plus ones and 61 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Religious leaders say Isis persecution of Iraqi Christians has become genocide
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-09 at 17:35:00

    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, 1256 retweets and 82 favorites
    2046 shares and 2285 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 26 plus ones and 6 reshares
    29 shares on LinkedIn

  8. News Analysis: As ISIS Militants Exert Their Control, U.S. Pursues a Military Middle Road
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 21:39:11

    In carrying out limited airstrikes, the United States is trying to contain the threat posed by Islamic militants but not break their hold on northern and western Iraq.

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    180 shares and 74 likes on Facebook
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  9. Fears Remain For Yazidis Still Trapped In Mountains
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-10 at 03:15:36

    Some members of an Iraqi minority community on the run from ISIS militias have reportedly escaped the mountains where they had been stranded, but thousands more may still be in danger.

    Several thousand Yazidis were reported on Saturday to have reached sa…

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    102 twitter shares, 3737 retweets and 140 favorites
    226 shares and 922 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Differences Between Israel and U.N. Over Gaza Episodes Go Back Years
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 07:41:29

    Israeli attacks on United Nations facilities are repeating a pattern that an agency board of inquiry reported in 2009. Israel says it is addressing the issues.

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    101 twitter shares, 4477 retweets and 99 favorites
    110 shares and 53 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 124 plus ones and 25 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  11. World ‘day of rage’ over Israel’s war on Gaza
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-10 at 01:56:21

    From London to Paris, and Tehran to Cape Town, demonstators take to the streets to demand an end to Israeli offensive.

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    380 shares and 369 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Obama Says Iraq Airstrike Effort Could Be Long-Term
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 21:04:24

    President Obama sought to prepare Americans for an extended operation to aid thousands of refugees and to drive back militants in Iraq.

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    103 twitter shares, 2766 retweets and 134 favorites
    899 shares and 597 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 1 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Argentine ‘stolen grandson’ speaks
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-09 at 03:32:23

    An Argentine musician who was taken from his parents during military rule speaks of his joy of being reunited with his grandmother, a top campaigner.

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    99 twitter shares, 3627 retweets and 86 favorites
    118 shares and 189 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Gaza protests: rallies in UK and around the world call for end of conflict
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-10 at 02:57:00

    Tens of thousands take part in London demonstration, while estimated 50,000 people rally in South Africa Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 2470 retweets and 41 favorites
    400 shares and 466 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 522 plus ones and 67 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-10 at 04:09:34

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing nine Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire.

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    102 twitter shares, 3832 retweets and 25 favorites
    94 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
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    4 shares on LinkedIn

  16. 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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    1296 shares and 1651 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 249 plus ones and 33 reshares
    37 shares on LinkedIn
    24 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Syrian children ‘torn apart’ by barrel bomb
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-10 at 07:23:26

    Children among at least 13 killed after helicopter bombed rebel-held area in Aleppo, residents and monitoring group say.

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    101 twitter shares, 2930 retweets and 7 favorites
    31 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones

  18. New US strikes, aid drops as Obama vows to save stranded Iraqis
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-10 at 07:41:12

    The United States carried out new air strikes and aid drops, as President Barack Obama vowed to help rescue thousands of civilians besieged by jihadists on an Iraqi mountain. Obama gave no timetable for the first US operation in Iraq since the last Americ…

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    95 twitter shares, 2706 retweets and 34 favorites
    11 shares on Facebook

  19. 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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    102 twitter shares, 1006 retweets and 36 favorites
    661 shares and 639 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 6 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Deadly Clashes With Police Erupt at Pakistan Protests
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 23:35:48

    A second day of confrontations between Pakistani police and supporters of Tahir-ul Qadri, a cleric who opposes Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, left at least two people dead and several hundred injured.

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    103 twitter shares, 1079 retweets and 96 favorites
    84 shares and 1096 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    12 views on StumbleUpon

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