1. Tony Abbott: Australia to send military force to fight Isis ‘death cult’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 09:08:44

    Some 600 personnel, including special forces troops, and eight F/A-18F Super Hornet jets will make up military contribution to international coalition Continue reading…

    100 twitter shares, 19018 retweets and 3 favorites
    374 shares and 730 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 11 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Sun and Wind Alter Global Energy Outlook
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-14 at 21:34:30

    Germany’s renewable-energy push has had an impact far beyond its shores, driving down costs faster than almost anyone thought possible just a few years ago.

    5574 shares and 8258 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 32 plus ones and 5 reshares
    535 shares on LinkedIn
    159 views on StumbleUpon

  3. N Korea jails US man for six years
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-14 at 17:53:31

    An American man in North Korea is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile" acts against Pyongyang, state media say.

    101 twitter shares, 7382 retweets and 41 favorites
    210 shares and 56 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  4. Australia joining the fight against Isis can be justified but where will it end?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 12:30:04

    Tony Abbott has pushed hard for Australian intervention but it brings the risk of more retaliation and becoming embroiled in what he calls the witches brew Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 1164 retweets and 28 favorites
    43 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 5034 plus ones and 1096 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Isis video claims to show beheading of British hostage David Haines
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 13:17:16

    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…

    103 twitter shares, 2919 retweets and 73 favorites
    1830 shares and 1959 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 35 plus ones and 5 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Arab Nations Offer to Fight ISIS From Air
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-15 at 06:25:13

    American officials have made it clear they do not want the airstrikes to get ahead of the ground action against ISIS, which they said would take time to mass.

    103 twitter shares, 2813 retweets and 445 favorites
    1307 shares and 1137 likes on Facebook
    55 shares on LinkedIn
    11 views on StumbleUpon

  7. ‘Miss America’ Broadcast Misspells Jane Austen As ‘Jane Austin’
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-15 at 09:41:40

    Looks like someone at the "Miss America" pageant is lacking a little sense and sensibility.

    During Sunday night’s broadcast, bits of trivia about each contestant popped up on the screen, including the fact that Miss New York Kira Kazantsev (who…

    1 twitter shares
    174 shares and 4892 likes on Facebook

  8. 72% Of Americans Disapprove Of Republicans In Congress
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-15 at 07:33:13

    An astounding 72% percent of Americans say they are unhappy with Republicans in Congress, according to a recent poll.

    President Obama and the Democrats fared a bit better. The poll, conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News and released last week, f…

    100 twitter shares, 872 retweets and 6 favorites
    833 shares and 3022 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Gaza children back to school after 50-day war
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-15 at 00:35:43

    More than 250 schools are damaged, while some 64,000 refugees are still being housed in 20 Gaza schools.

    102 twitter shares, 2715 retweets and 33 favorites
    357 shares and 1272 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-15 at 04:05:53

    Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game wins the People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival.

    77 twitter shares, 3722 retweets and 167 favorites
    39 shares and 48 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  11. Senator Bernie Sanders ‘thinking of running for president’ in 2016
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-15 at 02:42:42

    Self-described socialist Independent speaks to NBCRun from left could challenge Hillary Clinton Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 135 retweets and 14 favorites
    1017 shares and 1921 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 321 plus ones and 97 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  12. End of a war, start of a school year in Gaza – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 21:16:00

    More than 500,000 school children in Gaza begin a new school year on Sunday after 51 days of war. The opening had been delayed for two weeks because of damage to schools and the use of UN school buildings as temporary centres to house displaced people. Ch…

    26 twitter shares, 3 retweets and 1 favorites
    36 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 2685 plus ones and 626 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Django Unchained actor alleges racial bias after being held by LA police
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 23:43:09

    Daniele Watts claims police assumed she was a prostitute Actor says she was humiliated in incident with partner Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 2314 retweets and 36 favorites
    349 shares and 536 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Hundreds feared dead as boat sinks off Libya
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-15 at 04:39:07

    Libyan navy officials say only 26 people have been rescued so far on vessel carrying up to 250 migrants.

    102 twitter shares, 2197 retweets and 3 favorites
    160 shares and 221 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Merkel speaks out on anti-Semitism
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-14 at 21:55:21

    Fighting anti-Semitism is every German’s duty, German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells a mass rally in Berlin, after growing attacks on Jews.

    103 twitter shares, 2061 retweets and 37 favorites
    249 shares and 157 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 3 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Algeria’s al-Qaeda defectors join IS group
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-14 at 20:55:37

    ‘Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria’ split from al-Qaeda’s North African branch, allying with the Islamic State group.

    101 twitter shares, 1041 retweets and 7 favorites
    352 shares and 664 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  17. New Zealand PM deceiving public over spying claims, says Glenn Greenwald
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-14 at 17:45:38

    Journalist says he will produce documents by Edward Snowden that prove John Key approved mass surveillance of citizens Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 886 retweets and 37 favorites
    419 shares and 698 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 2 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Swedish left-wing bloc wins election
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-15 at 06:52:49

    Social Democrats to lead new coalition – but far-right party scores large gains to become third-largest in country.

    103 twitter shares, 1459 retweets and 21 favorites
    192 shares and 329 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Iraq’s Falluja hospital ‘shelled’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-14 at 19:34:25

    A hospital in the Iraqi city of Falluja, which is under the control of Islamic State fighters, has been hit by government shelling, reports say.

    81 twitter shares, 1938 retweets and 22 favorites
    47 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  20. Pope marries cohabiting couples
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-14 at 21:03:53

    Pope Francis marries 20 Italian couples at the Vatican, including some who were cohabiting, one of them with a child.

    101 twitter shares, 628 retweets and 42 favorites
    596 shares and 437 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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