1. A Garden Filled With Art
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-14 at 04:23:03

    Turning the corner in a Dutch collector’s 50 acres, you may encounter more than greenery. Like a giant set of feet.

    205349 shares and 96338 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 4 reshares
    50 shares on LinkedIn
    285321 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Brazil presidential candidate Campos killed in plane crash
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-14 at 04:48:04

    SANTOS Brazil (Reuters) – Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, throwing the October election and local financial markets into disarray.

    103 twitter shares, 25358 retweets and 207 favorites
    486 shares and 649 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    41 shares on LinkedIn
    83 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Exclusive: Islamic State militants grab new weapon – Iraqi wheat
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-13 at 21:13:56

    BAGHDAD/ABU DHABI (Reuters) – After seizing five oil fields and Iraq’s biggest dam, Sunni militants bent on creating an Islamic empire in the Middle East now control yet another powerful economic weapon – wheat supplies.

    103 twitter shares, 19086 retweets and 128 favorites
    103 shares and 41 likes on Facebook
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  4. 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.

    103 twitter shares, 1380 retweets and 165 favorites
    4270 shares and 12977 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 37 plus ones and 5 reshares
    330 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Japan ‘strongly protests’ Russia maneuvers on disputed isles
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-14 at 01:14:26

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan "strongly protested" on Wednesday exercises by the Russian military on Pacific islands that it also claims and which have been at the root of strained relations between the two countries since the end of World War Two.

    100 twitter shares, 16019 retweets
    90 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  6. My wife thinks I will come home in a box and three days later Gaza bomb disposal expert was dead
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-13 at 19:19:39

    Rahed Taysir al-Hom headed northern Gazas only bomb disposal unit. He spoke to the Guardian just days before he was killed by a 500kg explosive Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 5012 retweets and 85 favorites
    3176 shares and 5758 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Islamic State seizes more territory in Syria: monitor
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-13 at 18:58:56

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State insurgents have seized several towns and villages from rival Islamist groups in the Syrian province of Aleppo, opening the way for further westward advances, an organization monitoring the war in Syria said on Wednesday.

    103 twitter shares, 12239 retweets and 107 favorites
    100 shares and 96 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Twelve Ukrainian nationalist fighters killed in separatist ambush
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-13 at 19:24:46

    KIEV (Reuters) – Twelve Ukrainian nationalist fighters, battling a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine, were killed early on Wednesday and an unknown number taken captive when rebels ambushed their bus, a spokesman for their group said.

    101 twitter shares, 12343 retweets and 62 favorites
    79 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  9. It’s Perfectly Legal To Film The Cops
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-14 at 07:46:21

    Snapping photos of police in Ferguson, Missouri, may have gotten Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly arrested Wednesday night while he was covering protests prompted by the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death by a p…

    103 twitter shares, 10444 retweets and 42 favorites
    680 shares and 921 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  10. Giant panda triplets born in China video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-13 at 05:16:00

    A Chinese zoo has announced the rare birth of panda triplets, adding that all three are in good health. The mother of the cubs, a 12-year-old named Ju Xiao, gave birth on 29 July in Guangzhou, in the country’s south. The director of China’s conservation a…

    100 twitter shares, 242 retweets and 12 favorites
    1957 shares and 9532 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  11. VIDEO: US Yazidis lobby for Iraq community
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-13 at 18:00:10

    The BBC’s Barbara Plett Usher meets Yazidi Americans who have dropped everything to keep Washington’s attention on the tragedy in their homeland.

    96 twitter shares, 8640 retweets and 144 favorites
    9 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Palestinians says Gaza truce extended five days
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-14 at 04:18:19

    GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) – Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Wednesday to extend a Gaza truce by five days minutes before an earlier ceasefire was set to expire, a Palestinian official said in Cairo.

    101 twitter shares, 5387 retweets and 44 favorites
    103 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Israel, Gaza violence defies truce ‘deal’
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-14 at 08:58:54

    Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza early Thursday, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiralling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse. The resumption of hostilities shattered nearly three days of calm over…

    103 twitter shares, 5212 retweets and 45 favorites
    18 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-14 at 04:54:16

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An increasingly isolated Nuri al-Maliki again protested his removal as Iraqi prime minister on Wednesday, as his own political party and his former sponsor in Iran publicly endorsed a successor who many in Baghdad hope can halt advanci…

    102 twitter shares, 4703 retweets and 72 favorites
    126 shares and 62 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Ukraine accuses Russia of cynicism over convoy; death toll rises sharply
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-13 at 22:59:28

    KIEV/VORONEZH Russia (Reuters) – Ukraine described Russia’s dispatch of an aid convoy advancing now towards its border as a cynical act designed to fan a pro-Russian rebellion the UN said on Wednesday had claimed nearly 1,000 lives, fighters and civilians…

    103 twitter shares, 3912 retweets and 73 favorites
    155 shares and 44 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    20 shares on LinkedIn
    24 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Ferguson police arrest reporters amid rage over Michael Brown shooting
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-14 at 08:06:35

    Washington Post and Huffington Post journalists detained amid continuing fraught situation on streets Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 3165 retweets and 79 favorites
    386 shares and 246 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Poor spend most on petrol, figures show, as anger grows at Joe Hockey
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-14 at 07:39:37

    Poorest 20% spend more than three times as much of their income on petrol, Australia Institute analysis reveals Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 3755 retweets and 31 favorites
    62 shares and 40 likes on Facebook

  18. Statement On The False Arrest Of Reporters Ryan Reilly And Wesley Lowery
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-14 at 08:53:58

    We are relieved Ryan Reilly and Wesley Lowery are safe, but we are disturbed by their arrest and assault.

    Ryan was working on his laptop in a McDonald’s near the protests in Ferguson, MO, when police barged in, armed with high-powered weapons, and began…

    103 twitter shares, 3601 retweets and 15 favorites
    88 shares and 28 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. US actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-13 at 23:01:50

    Lauren Bacall, one of Hollywood’s biggest post-war stars, has died at home in New York after a career spanning seven decades.

    100 twitter shares, 80 retweets and 13 favorites
    1496 shares and 1752 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 64 plus ones and 10 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    38 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Hamas shows off M-75 rockets as truce winds down – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-14 at 01:37:00

    Hamas TV broadcasts footage of M-75 rockets under production at an unknown location as the deadline for a three-day ceasefire draws near. Israeli forces are also seen gathering near the Gaza border. The 78-hour truce is due to expire at midnight on Wednes…

    40 twitter shares, 6 retweets and 3 favorites
    12 shares on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 2829 plus ones and 572 reshares

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