1. Islamic State video purports to show beheading of UK hostage David Haines
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-14 at 05:25:24

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday which purported to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

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    102 twitter shares, 29860 retweets and 145 favorites
    416 shares and 253 likes on Facebook
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    11 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Pope decries ‘piecemeal WWIII’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-13 at 20:20:15

    A World War III "fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction" may have started, Pope Francis says at a ceremony honouring WWI victims.

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    100 twitter shares, 14672 retweets and 6 favorites
    710 shares and 242 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. ISIS Video Shows Execution of David Cawthorne Haines, British Aid Worker
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-14 at 06:35:36

    A video released by the group shows the aid worker kneeling in a desert landscape that looks identical to where two American journalists were killed by the group in the past month. Moments later, he is beheaded.

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    103 twitter shares, 7987 retweets and 168 favorites
    2183 shares and 4696 likes on Facebook
    32 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Struggling to Starve ISIS of Oil Revenue, U.S. Seeks Assistance From Turkey
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-13 at 22:37:41

    The territory ISIS controls in Iraq produces thousands of barrels of oil that can fetch millions on the Turkish black market, and U.S. officials are leaning heavily on Turkey to take action.

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    103 twitter shares, 9338 retweets and 169 favorites
    453 shares and 217 likes on Facebook
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    39 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Oscar Pistorius Guilty of Culpable Homicide
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-14 at 00:35:42

    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.

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    103 twitter shares, 5506 retweets and 203 favorites
    1205 shares and 1701 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 58 plus ones and 7 reshares
    33 shares on LinkedIn
    44 views on StumbleUpon

  6. 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…

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    100 twitter shares, 85 retweets and 20 favorites
    1560 shares and 3443 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 74 plus ones and 9 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  7. NFL’s Elaborate Security Network Is Supposed To Protect League From Trouble
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-14 at 07:37:37

    Larry Wansley convinced himself long ago that three hours’ sleep is plenty. His thoughts kept him up anyway, but even if he did drift off, the chances were good that the phone — always next to his ear, whether at home or in a hotel roo…

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  8. N.F.L. Rocked Again as Adrian Peterson Faces a Child Abuse Charge
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-13 at 06:40:39

    Peterson, a star running back for the Minnesota Vikings, has been charged in a child abuse inquiry in Montgomery County, Tex., involving his son.

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    2070 shares and 2934 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 21 plus ones and 4 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Pope says conflicts may amount to ‘third war’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-13 at 18:43:39

    Head of Catholic Church talks of a "piecemeal" Third World War as he pays a visit to Italy’s largest war memorial.

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    101 twitter shares, 3372 retweets and 68 favorites
    315 shares and 634 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Police Armored Vehicle Is Unwelcome in California College Town
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-14 at 02:44:09

    Davis, Calif., obtained an armored vehicle from the Defense Department that the police chief called “perfect” for active shooter incidents. Then the City Council told the police to get rid of it.

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  11. ISIL claims beheading of British aid worker
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-14 at 08:16:20

    Group releases video showing murder of David Haines, weeks after killing US hostages James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

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    103 twitter shares, 2863 retweets and 33 favorites
    617 shares and 556 likes on Facebook
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    7 shares on LinkedIn

  12. ‘Islamic State’ is a slur on our faith, say leading Muslims
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-13 at 22:30:01

    Imams call on David Cameron and others to stop using phrase which they say gives credibility to a terrorist organisation Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 2377 retweets and 86 favorites
    540 shares and 549 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Isis video claims to show beheading of British hostage David Haines
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 06:28:21

    Haines, 44, an aid worker, was captured in Syria in 2013David Cameron denounces the murder as act of pure evilDavid Haines: a fantastic man and father Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1578 retweets and 72 favorites
    1199 shares and 636 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  14. David Haines: ‘a fantastic man and father’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 04:09:36

    British aid worker, a video of whose murder has been released online, had been in Syria for three days when he was seized Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 3107 retweets and 79 favorites
    85 shares and 51 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. ISIS Video Claims To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker David Haines
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-14 at 03:49:54

    Islamic State militants released a video on social media on Saturday they said showed the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

    In the video produced by ISIS’ media wing and posted on Twitter, a masked militant with a British-sounding accent add…

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    101 twitter shares, 57 retweets and 8 favorites
    1057 shares and 1667 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones

  16. Ferry sinks in central Philippines
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-14 at 07:28:03

    At least 100 people are rescued after a ferry sinks in bad weather in the central Philippines, but an unknown number are missing.

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    69 twitter shares, 2616 retweets and 25 favorites
    72 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Egypt wants wider ‘anti-ISIL’ campaign
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-14 at 04:27:05

    President tells US that its anti-Islamic State coalition should confront "terrorist hotbeds" in Africa and Middle East.

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    101 twitter shares, 2115 retweets and 13 favorites
    96 shares and 222 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. In Jordan, Ever Younger Syrian Brides
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-13 at 23:38:23

    For many Syrian families in Jordan’s refugee camps, marrying girls off at younger ages is seen as necessary, but women’s advocates say that they are trading immediate dangers for longer-term ones.

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    101 twitter shares, 1782 retweets and 58 favorites
    202 shares and 76 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  19. U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-13 at 06:40:17

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more and could infect hundreds of thousands, say scientists mapping its spread for the American government.

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    1285 shares and 759 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 20 plus ones and 5 reshares
    49 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Putin Intent on Taking ‘All of Ukraine,’ Premier Says
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-13 at 22:48:11

    Only the military backing of NATO can defend Ukraine, the prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, told a conference of security experts in Kiev.

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    103 twitter shares, 1419 retweets and 92 favorites
    235 shares and 228 likes on Facebook
    33 shares on LinkedIn

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