1. Two anti-government marches arrive in Pakistani capital
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 00:41:21

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Two large anti-government movements entered the Pakistani capital late on Friday night, presenting the 15-month-old civilian government with its biggest challenge yet.

    103 twitter shares, 40293 retweets and 265 favorites
    94 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Aid convoy stops short of border as Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 17:19:00

    Armoured personnel carriers and support vehicles cross the border, while the 280-truck convoy comes to a halt separately Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 20632 retweets and 411 favorites
    5885 shares and 4288 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 3 reshares
    130 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas Is Indicted on Charge of Abuse of Power
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-16 at 07:41:52

    Governor Perry was charged by a state grand jury in an inquiry over using a veto to encourage a district attorney to resign.

    7317 shares and 15705 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 118 plus ones and 15 reshares
    32 shares on LinkedIn
    22 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Russian aid convoy checked; military vehicles mass near Ukraine
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-15 at 17:00:29

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY Russia (Reuters) – Dozens of heavy Russian military vehicles massed on Friday near the border with Ukraine, while Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge Russian aid convoy.

    102 twitter shares, 18899 retweets and 74 favorites
    260 shares and 80 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 20 plus ones and 8 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  5. ‘New mass abduction’ in Nigeria
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-15 at 21:13:39

    Reports emerge of a new mass abduction in north-eastern Nigeria, suspected to have been carried out by Islamist militants Boko Haram.

    102 twitter shares, 14040 retweets and 3 favorites
    327 shares and 157 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Hezbollah sees Islamic State insurgents as threat to Gulf, Jordan
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 01:25:18

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Hezbollah leader described the radical Islamist movement that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria as a growing "monster" that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states, according to an intervie…

    102 twitter shares, 14255 retweets and 83 favorites
    120 shares and 36 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria: witnesses
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-15 at 23:10:54

    MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday.

    102 twitter shares, 11094 retweets and 72 favorites
    121 shares and 27 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Kiev says forces destroyed Russian armour inside Ukraine
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 05:02:02

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine said its artillery destroyed part of a Russian armoured column that entered its territory overnight and said its forces came under shellfire from Russia on Friday in what appeared to be a major military escalation between the ex-S…

    103 twitter shares, 8760 retweets and 129 favorites
    425 shares and 186 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    19 shares on LinkedIn
    8 views on StumbleUpon

  9. German security recorded Clinton conversation: media
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 00:21:15

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German security agents recorded a conversation involving Hillary Clinton while she was U.S. Secretary of State, media reported on Friday, a potential embarrassment for Berlin which has lambasted Washington for its widespread surveillanc…

    103 twitter shares, 6619 retweets and 106 favorites
    232 shares and 122 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-16 at 07:04:22

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation.

    102 twitter shares, 6284 retweets and 89 favorites
    30 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Gaza and the propaganda machines
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 23:44:28

    Continue reading…

    54 twitter shares, 188 retweets and 10 favorites
    94 shares and 80 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 4802 plus ones and 1125 reshares

  12. U.N. nuclear chief to visit Iran before investigation deadline
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-15 at 21:03:55

    VIENNA (Reuters) – U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano will visit Iran on Sunday in an apparent attempt to push for progress in a long-running investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran.

    100 twitter shares, 5839 retweets and 70 favorites
    42 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 32 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Emotions Flare in Missouri Amid Police Statements
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-16 at 06:36:13

    The police in Ferguson, Mo., identified the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black teenager but also released evidence that the victim was a suspect in a convenience store robbery.

    2586 shares and 3181 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 143 plus ones and 18 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Palestinians accuse Israel of violating Gaza truce
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 00:47:40

    GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza accused Israel on Friday of a cross-border shooting in violation of a truce that has largely held since getting off to a shaky start on Thursday.

    102 twitter shares, 4792 retweets and 50 favorites
    73 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Hamas negotiator: We are not interested in confrontation – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 01:06:00

    Hamas negotiator Khalil al-Hayya says the Islamist organisation is open to a long-term truce with Israel, but warns it will retaliate if provoked. He calls on Israel to stop ‘playing with terminologies and hiding behind them’, and threatens to renew confr…

    18 twitter shares
    11 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 4032 plus ones and 847 reshares

  16. Israel bans national service with rights group B’Tselem in Gaza row
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 17:21:00

    Young barred from serving in organisation as alternative to military service after it is accused of ‘incitement against IDF’ Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 3652 retweets and 83 favorites
    483 shares and 265 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 8 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Who Said It: Hillary Clinton Or John McCain?
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-16 at 09:54:07

    152 shares and 4348 likes on Facebook

  18. Exclusive: Sunni leaders open to joining Iraq government if conditions met
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-15 at 20:17:30

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq’s Sunni Muslim heartland who rebelled against outgoing premier Nuri al-Maliki’s Shi’ite-led government are willing to join the new administration if certain conditions are met, a spokesman said on F…

    99 twitter shares, 4176 retweets and 55 favorites
    26 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Joe Hockey may be sorry, but that doesn’t mean he gets it
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 14:44:00

    The treasurer is really, really sorry for his comments about poor people, but even his apology shows he is still out of touch Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1330 retweets and 59 favorites
    731 shares and 2127 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones

  20. Ebola epidemic to take six months to control
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-16 at 07:41:50

    Medical charity says extraordinary measures needed to contain killer disease stalking several West African nations.

    101 twitter shares, 3166 retweets and 6 favorites
    154 shares and 238 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 6 reshares

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