1. Obama prepared to authorize air strikes in Syria against Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-11 at 05:17:47

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will vow on Wednesday to attack Islamic State militants "wherever they exist" in a speech to Americans expected to lay out a strategy for expanding U.S. air strikes in Iraq and, for the first time, s…

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    102 twitter shares, 26369 retweets and 110 favorites
    156 shares and 79 likes on Facebook
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    4 shares on LinkedIn

  2. British PM begs Scots not to break up ‘family of nations’
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-11 at 04:20:49

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom’s "family of nations", flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days befor…

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    103 twitter shares, 17918 retweets and 268 favorites
    273 shares and 228 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    19 shares on LinkedIn
    34 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Israeli troops kill Palestinian during West Bank raid
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-10 at 21:03:52

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian on Wednesday during a raid on a West Bank refugee camp, Palestinian medics and the Israeli military said.

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    102 twitter shares, 13319 retweets and 53 favorites
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  4. U.N.’s Ban urges Assad to seek political solution to Syria crisis
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-11 at 01:52:21

    ABU DHABI (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged President Bashar al-Assad to seek a political solution to Syria’s war, saying this would help international efforts against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, al-Hayat newspaper report…

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    101 twitter shares, 9940 retweets and 53 favorites
    80 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Emma Thompson in the Arctic with Greenpeace: ‘There are more good-looking men on this boat than any place I have ever been’ video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 13:35:00

    Actor Emma Thompson has gone on an expedition with Greenpeace to raise awareness of the dangers of drilling for oil. She doesn’t want to tweet, but Stephen Fry has told her to ‘get a grip’. It’s freezing cold, Greenpeace keep asking her to pose for pictur…

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    103 twitter shares, 1751 retweets and 130 favorites
    1594 shares and 6263 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 149 plus ones and 38 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Kerry in Iraq backs government, says Baghdad a partner against Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-11 at 02:05:04

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday endorsed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s plans to mend Baghdad’s relations with Sunnis and Kurds, and said Iraq was a partner in the fight against Islamic State militants.

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    102 twitter shares, 8249 retweets and 43 favorites
    84 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
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    9 shares on LinkedIn

  7. From the archives: Iran in the 1960s – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 15:54:29

    The march toward modernity coincided with Ayatollah Khomeinis exile to Najaf in 1964, and the assassination of the secular prime minister Hassan Ali Mansour just a few months later. Meanwhile foreign firms, especially American ones, poured into the countr…

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    101 twitter shares, 173 retweets and 28 favorites
    1575 shares and 5394 likes on Facebook
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    29 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Obama Authorizes Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-11 at 06:33:38

    President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday night, setting out a long-term strategy for defeating the Islamic State — the militant group formerly known as ISIS or ISIL — that includes authorizing U.S. airstrikes against the group in Syria.

    &q…

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    28 twitter shares, 399 retweets and 8 favorites
    1284 shares and 4939 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 81 plus ones and 8 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  9. VIDEO: Scanners reveal Stonehenge secrets
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-11 at 00:32:05

    Scientists have discovered a hidden complex of archaeological monuments at Stonehenge, challenging the modern impression that it stood in isolation.

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    101 twitter shares, 5176 retweets and 322 favorites
    255 shares and 214 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Azov fighters are Ukraine’s greatest weapon and may be its greatest threat
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 18:06:18

    The battalion’s far-right volunteers’ desire to ‘bring the fight to Kiev’ is a danger to post-conflict stability Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 4879 retweets and 119 favorites
    385 shares and 195 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 167 plus ones and 30 reshares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Ukraine says Russia withdrawing forces from east, sees boost for peace
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-11 at 04:33:21

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president said on Wednesday Russia had removed the bulk of its forces from his country, raising hopes for a peace drive now underway after five months of conflict in which more than 3,000 people have been killed.

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    102 twitter shares, 3952 retweets and 89 favorites
    261 shares and 85 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Boy helps his dead rat take flight
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-10 at 17:02:18

    Following the death of his pet rat, Pepeijn Bruins decided he wanted to have it stuffed and attach three propellers.

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    2031 shares and 1866 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares

  13. Video Shows Witnesses’ Disbelief Following Michael Brown Shooting
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-11 at 07:56:43

    A video airing on CNN Wednesday showed witnesses’ immediate reactions to the shooting death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer last month.

    In a cell phone video provided to CNN, two men wh…

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    54 twitter shares, 2552 retweets and 50 favorites
    239 shares and 704 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Guinness World Records 2015 in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 12:38:56

    The 60th-anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book will reflect on six decades of record-breaking, whilst also featuring the latest additions to the oddball hall of fame Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 1859 retweets and 70 favorites
    239 shares and 336 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  15. The Mennonites of Bolivia – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 13:15:03

    Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, sees five photojournalists each receive a grant of US$10,000, as well as collaborative editorial support from Getty Images, to pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance.Jordi BusquÃ&cop…

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    57 twitter shares, 190 retweets and 6 favorites
    747 shares and 1355 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Obama to lay out plan to ‘degrade and destroy’ Isis threat
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 01:08:00

    President’s strategy to ‘degrade and destroy’ insurgents will include military action and support for Iraq and Syrian opposition Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1653 retweets and 83 favorites
    338 shares and 145 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
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  17. Julia Gillard: surely the union corruption saga must now move on without her?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-10 at 13:53:03

    The former prime minister spent a day under oath over her involvement in the slush fund scandal. And nothing new emerged Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 417 retweets and 30 favorites
    271 shares and 1372 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Amazon destruction increases again
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-11 at 05:39:47

    New figures show destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has risen again, with more than almost 6,000 sq km (2,315 sq miles) being cleared.

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    54 twitter shares, 1986 retweets and 37 favorites
    22 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Obama’s legal rationale for Isis strikes: shoot first, ask Congress later
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 06:31:32

    For expanded Isis strikes, president relies on legal authority he disavowed only a year agoObama authorises air strikes against Isis in Syria Continue reading…

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    78 twitter shares, 1165 retweets and 48 favorites
    191 shares and 266 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 313 plus ones and 44 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Obama Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-11 at 06:32:23

    President Obama, addressing the nation, said he would deploy nearly 500 more military advisers to Iraq, but sought to draw a distinction between the new action and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    1012 shares and 930 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 76 plus ones and 9 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

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