1. Egyptian forces ‘planned massacre’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-12 at 20:18:25

    Human Rights Watch says its year-long inquiry into the deaths of hundreds of protesters in Cairo in 2013 found evidence of systematic killings.

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    102 twitter shares, 40041 retweets and 189 favorites
    556 shares and 297 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Nigeria races to halt Ebola spread in overcrowded Lagos
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-12 at 23:02:26

    LAGOS (Reuters) – When Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer collapsed at Lagos airport, he brought Ebola into a potentially ideal place for the deadly virus to spread – a vast, dirty, overcrowded city where tracing carriers and their contacts is a major probl…

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    102 twitter shares, 15985 retweets and 75 favorites
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  3. Living with loss in Gaza – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-12 at 21:11:08

    Guardian photographer Sean Smith documents bereaved and wounded Palestinians trying to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the conflict with Israel Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 8914 retweets and 35 favorites
    1133 shares and 2104 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 2876 plus ones and 752 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Lauren Bacall Dies at 89; in a Bygone Hollywood, She Purred Every Word
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-13 at 06:52:05

    Ms. Bacall’s provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age, and her lasting mystique put her on a plateau in American culture that few stars reach.

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    4758 shares and 10259 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 137 plus ones and 22 reshares
    40 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Ukraine says may block Russian aid convoy
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-13 at 00:27:39

    KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian convoy of trucks carrying tonnes of humanitarian aid left on Tuesday for eastern Ukraine, where government forces are closing in on pro-Russian rebels, but Kiev said it would not allow the vehicles to cross onto its terri…

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    103 twitter shares, 10820 retweets and 197 favorites
    174 shares and 47 likes on Facebook
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    15 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Islamic State carves jihadist hub in heart of Middle East
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-12 at 21:28:19

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Ridiculed at first, the new power which has seized a third of Iraq and triggered the first American air strikes since the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011 – has carved itself a powerful and pos…

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    102 twitter shares, 10470 retweets and 108 favorites
    115 shares and 48 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Gaza: hopes rise of end to war as Hamas ‘optimistic’ of deal with Israel
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-13 at 00:59:02

    Smaller Palestinian groups also confident peace agreement can be reached in Cairo talks before ceasefire ends on Wednesday Continue reading…

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    99 twitter shares, 114 retweets and 11 favorites
    63 shares and 80 likes on Facebook
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  8. Talks on ending Gaza war ‘difficult’, but truce holds
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-13 at 04:56:30

    GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) – Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are "difficult", Palestinian delegates said on Tuesday, while Israeli officials said no progress had been made so far and fighting could soon resume.

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    101 twitter shares, 6542 retweets and 57 favorites
    109 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
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  9. Russia, Belarus hold talks over re-export of banned Western food
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-12 at 22:48:25

    MINSK/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow dispatched top veterinary officials to Belarus on Tuesday after the neighboring country, which has a free trade zone with Russia, said it would not become a back-door conduit for banned Western food products.

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    101 twitter shares, 6630 retweets and 33 favorites
    47 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Mbeki calls for Israel goods boycott
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-12 at 16:27:35

    South Africa’s ex-President Thabo Mbeki calls for a boycott of Israeli goods, saying Israel must "pay a price" for the conflict in Gaza.

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    103 twitter shares, 4422 retweets and 85 favorites
    384 shares and 210 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 1 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-13 at 07:58:54

    Legendary actress Lauren Bacall, an icon of Hollywood's golden age who lit up the silver screen in a series of classic movies opposite her husband Humphrey Bogart, died Tuesday aged 89. "With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her…

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    100 twitter shares, 4491 retweets and 57 favorites
    60 shares and 34 likes on Facebook

  12. Fearing Iraq’s downfall, power brokers chose safe bet Abadi
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-13 at 01:39:09

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Pressure on Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to step aside had become unbearable. Sunnis, Kurds, fellow Shi’ites, regional power broker Iran and the United States all wanted him out.

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    101 twitter shares, 4503 retweets and 73 favorites
    47 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
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    7 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Critic’s Notebook: German Artists Say They Put White Flags on Brooklyn Bridge
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-13 at 01:34:38

    Two Berlin-based artists said they were behind the raising of white flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge last month, and discussed their reasons.

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    1695 shares and 2821 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 12 plus ones
    29 shares on LinkedIn
    26 views on StumbleUpon

  14. US to give South Sudan $180m in aid
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-12 at 21:15:46

    The US offers $180m (£107m) in aid for the growing food crisis in South Sudan, as UN envoys meet with warring factions to end the conflict there.

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    73 twitter shares, 4225 retweets and 90 favorites
    15 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  15. U.S. ready to help new Iraq leader, Iran welcomes choice
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-13 at 04:40:09

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country.

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    103 twitter shares, 3578 retweets and 71 favorites
    150 shares and 59 likes on Facebook
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    13 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Amal Alamuddin refuses UN offer to investigate possible war crimes in Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-12 at 03:22:44

    Through agent of her fiance, George Clooney, the British-Lebanese human rights lawyer denies reports that she will serve on inquiry commission Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1247 retweets and 33 favorites
    888 shares and 1288 likes on Facebook
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  17. First female winner for maths medal
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-13 at 03:05:33

    Iranian mathematician Prof Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win a Fields Medal at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.

    3484 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 117 retweets and 31 favorites
    1103 shares and 2040 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 20 plus ones and 3 reshares
    50 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Police Cite Threats in Deciding Not to Name Officer Who Shot Missouri Teenager
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-13 at 02:58:17

    The police chief in Ferguson, Mo., said he had decided not to release the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown because of threats against the officer and the department.

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    1397 shares and 1751 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 35 plus ones and 9 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn
    9 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Russian aid convoy ‘will not be admitted into Ukraine’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-12 at 16:19:00

    Ukrainian spokesman says convoy not certified by Red Cross, raising fears that Russia could use initiative to send in troops Continue reading…

    2923 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2292 retweets and 48 favorites
    230 shares and 192 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 28 plus ones and 12 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Lion cub leads ranger to dead mother
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-12 at 16:27:56

    A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother’s corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.

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    102 twitter shares, 1387 retweets and 73 favorites
    547 shares and 785 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

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