1. France bombs Islamists in north Mali
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-10 at 19:57:50

    French special forces bomb positions held by Islamist militants in northern Mali, as part of its efforts to combat al-Qaeda in the region.

    100 twitter shares, 7758 retweets and 55 favorites
    192 shares and 120 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  2. 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.

    3271 shares and 3550 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 619 plus ones and 91 reshares
    105 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Steven Seagal plays at concert for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-10 at 18:49:49

    Actor, musician and Vladimir Putin’s friend performs with band at pro-‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ show in Sevastopol, Crimea Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 4152 retweets and 76 favorites
    961 shares and 1148 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  4. New Gaza truce comes into effect
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-11 at 05:56:56

    Israel agrees to 72-hour ceasefire negotiated by Palestinians in Cairo following mediation by Egypt.

    102 twitter shares, 552 retweets and 29 favorites
    1440 shares and 3869 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 41 plus ones and 12 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Erdogan wins Turkey’s presidential election
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-11 at 05:00:18

    Provisional results show PM won country’s first directly elected poll with 52 percent as his main rival concedes defeat.

    103 twitter shares, 2195 retweets and 47 favorites
    724 shares and 2400 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Dozens dead in plane crash at Tehran airport
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-11 at 01:09:04

    Passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Iran’s Mehrabad airport, killing at least 39 people, with nine injured.

    103 twitter shares, 1320 retweets and 36 favorites
    1321 shares and 2060 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 216 plus ones and 53 reshares

  7. Nigerian quarantined in Hong Kong over Ebola
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-11 at 02:28:12

    Man tests negative for deadly virus after being admitted to hospital in China amid rising fears over spread of Ebola.

    100 twitter shares, 4123 retweets and 1 favorites
    268 shares and 312 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  8. Israel, Palestinians launch new three-day truce
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-11 at 04:39:31

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel and the Palestinians held their fire early on Monday at the start of a new 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt that took effect at 2100 GMT. There were no immediate reports of br…

    101 twitter shares, 4298 retweets and 60 favorites
    194 shares and 45 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  9. 20,000 Iraqis besieged by Isis escape from mountain after US air strikes
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-10 at 18:42:32

    Yazidi minority surrounded by Islamist militants on Mount Sinjar escorted back to Iraqi Kurdistan after fleeing via Syria Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 999 retweets and 48 favorites
    703 shares and 1884 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 531 plus ones and 132 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  10. 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.

    101 twitter shares, 3932 retweets and 19 favorites
    96 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  11. ‘Abbott lies’ web domain names registered in Liberal party name
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-10 at 12:24:32

    Bill Shorten seizes on discovery as evidence the prime minister knew Australians would be angry about his lies Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 276 retweets and 26 favorites
    788 shares and 2404 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Exclusive: Iraq says Islamic State killed 500 Yazidis, buried some victims alive
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-10 at 17:30:24

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq’s human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday.

    103 twitter shares, 404 retweets and 24 favorites
    1397 shares and 1384 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Survivors in Iranian plane crash
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-10 at 20:20:11

    A plane has crashed near Iran’s capital, Tehran, killing most of the 48 people on board, though others survived, state media reports.

    101 twitter shares, 454 retweets and 10 favorites
    1161 shares and 1395 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 18 plus ones
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Iraq Airstrikes May Continue for Months, Obama Says
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-10 at 14:32:22

    President Obama sought to prepare Americans for an extended presence in the skies over Iraq, saying the airstrikes he ordered last week, which continued Saturday, could last months.

    969 shares and 1155 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 572 plus ones and 66 reshares
    70 shares on LinkedIn
    229 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Global Soccer: Justice, Served Up the UEFA Way
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-10 at 23:11:10

    Unless UEFA now reverses a decision made a few days ago, the notion of fair play on the field is discredited.

    851 shares and 1970 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Supermoon: Your pictures
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-11 at 05:10:35

    Readers’ photos of Sunday’s ‘Supermoon’

    86 twitter shares, 2445 retweets and 47 favorites
    109 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Maliki defiant as his special forces deploy in Baghdad
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-11 at 05:13:01

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki were deployed in strategic areas of Baghdad on Sunday night after he delivered a tough speech indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term, polic…

    103 twitter shares, 1819 retweets and 49 favorites
    406 shares and 209 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Capitalizing on U.S. Bombing, Kurds Retake Iraqi Towns
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-11 at 05:23:23

    As Kurdish officials said they were making advances against Sunni militants, Iraq’s political crisis deepened, with a deadline expiring for the president to choose a nominee for prime minister.

    103 twitter shares, 759 retweets and 162 favorites
    645 shares and 787 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    31 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Turkey’s Premier Is Proclaimed Winner of Presidential Election
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-11 at 05:06:47

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to retain power despite a term limit in his current post, took 52 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.

    101 twitter shares, 2015 retweets and 54 favorites
    129 shares and 43 likes on Facebook
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Nascar Star Tony Stewart Fatally Hits Driver During Confrontation on Track
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-11 at 07:12:51

    Stewart, a three-time Nascar champion, ran over Kevin Ward Jr., 20, on Saturday while competing in a dirt-track sprint car event in upstate New York.

    1316 shares and 896 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 1 reshares
    28 shares on LinkedIn

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