1. Armoured Russian vehicle seen inside Ukraine
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 20:57:45

    Personnel carrier bearing blue circle and yellow writing of peacekeepers was seen after Ukrainian convoy was destroyed Continue reading…

    20007 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 19538 retweets and 127 favorites
    124 shares and 89 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 3 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Kerry plays down hopes of imminent anti-Islamic State coalition
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-13 at 02:03:29

    ANKARA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday played down chances of an imminent broad coalition against Islamic State militants, illustrating the difficulty Washington faces winning commitment for a military campaign in the heart of the…

    19556 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 19157 retweets and 111 favorites
    109 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    39 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 15:14:00

    Innocent people under military rule exposed to surveillance by Israel, say 43 ex-members of Unit 8200, including reservists Continue reading…

    15622 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 504 retweets and 37 favorites
    5173 shares and 9494 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 154 plus ones and 51 reshares
    86 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-12 at 23:07:32

    PRETORIA (Reuters) – Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison.

    13610 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 13170 retweets and 69 favorites
    140 shares and 115 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  5. U.S. intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-13 at 01:02:48

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States hit Russia’s largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine.

    8689 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 8274 retweets and 83 favorites
    137 shares and 69 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Men involved in Malala Yousafzai shooting arrested in Pakistan
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 17:35:00

    Ten men accused of trying to kill teenage education campaigner detained in operation by army, police and intelligence agencies Continue reading…

    8239 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 6258 retweets and 156 favorites
    314 shares and 1396 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Israeli intelligence veterans’ letter to Netanyahu and military chiefs – in full
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 14:31:00

    Read the letter from 34 reserve soldiers who have served in Unit 8200 explaining why they refuse to serve in Palestinian territories Continue reading…

    8083 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1472 retweets and 64 favorites
    2651 shares and 3702 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 45 plus ones and 11 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Toronto mayor Rob Ford withdraws from race, brother steps in
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-13 at 05:24:29

    TORONTO (Reuters) – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety for admitting he smoked crack cocaine, dropped his re-election bid on Friday, citing a health crisis, but his older brother took his place in the race to run Canada’s largest city.

    8002 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 7789 retweets and 33 favorites
    28 shares and 44 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  9. How U.N. troops defied orders, opened fire and escaped Syrian rebels
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-12 at 23:31:11

    UNITED NATIONS/MANILA (Reuters) – Early on Aug. 28, al Qaeda-linked militants fighting government forces in Syria crossed a ceasefire line in the Golan Heights on Israel’s border and seized 45 Fijians serving in a United Nations peacekeeping force.

    7881 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 7539 retweets and 92 favorites
    66 shares and 67 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  10. U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions despite Ukraine ceasefire
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-13 at 02:35:09

    KIEV/DUSHANBE (Reuters) – The United States and European Union imposed new sanctions against Russia on Friday, tightening financial measures against Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine despite a week-old ceasefire which has brought calm to the embattl…

    5202 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4878 retweets and 35 favorites
    115 shares and 51 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Palins Said to Be Involved in Brawl at Party in Alaska
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-13 at 02:42:02

    The police in Anchorage are investigating reports of a “verbal and physical altercation” at the party last weekend.

    4835 Shares
    1779 shares and 2981 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 52 plus ones and 5 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 17:30:00

    Athlete to be sentenced on 13 October after judge says athlete used excessive force when he shot into toilet cubicle, killing Reeva Steenkamp Latest updates on the Oscar Pistorius trial verdict Continue reading…

    4545 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 79 retweets and 8 favorites
    1654 shares and 2564 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 77 plus ones and 11 reshares
    32 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Yahoo $250,000 daily fine over NSA data refusal was set to double ‘every week’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-13 at 03:03:59

    Company releases 1,500 documents from failed suit against NSA over user data requests and cooperation with Prism compliance Continue reading…

    4146 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2457 retweets and 62 favorites
    893 shares and 546 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 5 reshares
    45 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Tanya Plibersek slams budget’s effect on low income women video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 07:15:30

    Deputy opposition leader Tanya Plibersek has slammed the effect of the budget on low income women and called for wage increases for people such as social workers employed in the community sector. Plibersek said the Abbott government is also attacking the …

    3510 Shares
    17 twitter shares and 1 favorites
    411 shares and 3080 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  15. Malala attack suspects held in Pakistan
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-13 at 09:11:06

    Pakistan army says it has arrested 10 Taliban fighters suspected of shooting rights activist Malala Yousafzai.

    3353 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1279 retweets and 23 favorites
    315 shares and 1632 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Polls put Scottish unionists a nose ahead as vote approaches
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-12 at 23:20:04

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a tiny lead over separatists less than a week before Scots vote in an independence referendum that is balanced on a knife edge, opinion surveys showed on Friday.

    3123 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2825 retweets and 68 favorites
    105 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Koch brothers sought say in academic hiring in return for university donation
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-13 at 00:26:39

    Florida university receives $1.5m from rightwing billionaires Kochs wanted appointment of ultra-rightwing economics faculty Continue reading…

    3029 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2745 retweets and 27 favorites
    101 shares and 43 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Israeli reservists refuse to serve
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-13 at 00:49:08

    Dozens of reserve soldiers from Israeli intelligence unit publicly declare their refusal to operate in Palestine.

    2972 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 392 retweets and 21 favorites
    847 shares and 1593 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 2 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Palin family in Alaska brawl: ‘Alcohol was believed to be a factor’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-13 at 02:23:07

    Police confirm verbal and physical altercation took place outside house party in Anchorage, where former governor Sarah Palin was reported to have shouted: Do you know who I am? Continue reading…

    2894 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 64 retweets and 11 favorites
    928 shares and 1716 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 58 plus ones and 5 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Oscar Pistorius Guilty of Culpable Homicide
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-13 at 03:46:51

    Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of a charge equivalent to manslaughter in the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp, but he was granted bail and will remain free until sentencing procedures on Oct. 13.

    2778 Shares
    1148 shares and 1510 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 59 plus ones and 7 reshares
    29 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

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