1. Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-16 at 05:13:01

    PARIS/DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington’s efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Ira…

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    100 twitter shares, 12734 retweets and 88 favorites
    79 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  2. As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-16 at 02:35:19

    GENEVA (Reuters) – More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said o…

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    101 twitter shares, 8530 retweets and 28 favorites
    50 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Darrien Hunt: Utah authorities alter account of shooting by police
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 05:42:58

    Family lawyer says bullets came from behind and criticises almost incomprehensible delay in questioning officers involved Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 7267 retweets and 82 favorites
    118 shares and 64 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  4. Fresh shelling in Ukraine’s Donetsk puts ceasefire under more strain
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-16 at 02:27:19

    KIEV (Reuters) – Fighting broke out again in Ukraine’s rebel-held city of Donetsk on Monday as President Petro Poroshenko prepared to unveil a risky plan to give the separatist-minded east "special status" in a bid to end a conflict that has kil…

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    102 twitter shares, 7256 retweets and 22 favorites
    53 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. Apple releases U2 album removal tool
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-16 at 00:02:30

    Apple releases a tool to remove U2’s new album from its customers’ iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free.

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    102 twitter shares, 1097 retweets and 128 favorites
    1913 shares and 3076 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 37 plus ones and 1 reshares
    35 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Hurricane Odile batters Mexico’s Baja resorts, sparks looting
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-16 at 04:56:02

    By Gerardo Esquerre CABO SAN LUCAS Mexico (Reuters) – Hurricane Odile ground its way up Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Monday, gradually losing strength after injuring dozens of people, forcing the evacuation of thousands and smashing shops open to…

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    101 twitter shares, 4600 retweets and 59 favorites
    97 shares and 54 likes on Facebook

  7. John Howard questions Coalition’s two royal commissions
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-15 at 11:23:22

    Former Coalition PM says process shouldnt be used for narrow targeted political purposes Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 628 retweets and 36 favorites
    875 shares and 2951 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Forging coalition, Sweden’s new left leader angers ally
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-16 at 00:49:57

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s center-left leader risked alienating a major ally on Monday as he tried to forge a minority government with his defeated center-right foes on Monday after an election that saw an anti-immigrant party surge.

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    102 twitter shares, 3821 retweets and 58 favorites
    72 shares and 21 likes on Facebook
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    2 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Out There: A Pioneer as Elusive as His Particle
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-15 at 23:06:04

    The Nobel laureate Peter Higgs, 85, whose public appearances have been as rare and fleeting as the tracks of the Higgs boson, discussed his life’s work in an interview at an Edinburgh cafe.

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    981 shares and 3002 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 4 reshares
    28 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Greenwald, Dotcom, Snowden and Assange take on ‘adolescent’ John Key
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-15 at 20:45:27

    Internet interceptors unfazed by mega-drills or media drilling as they reveal Moment of Truth to New Zealand ahead of election Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2080 retweets and 74 favorites
    317 shares and 755 likes on Facebook
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  11. Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-15 at 18:40:51

    Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).

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    100 twitter shares, 17 retweets and 12 favorites
    1144 shares and 1074 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 20 plus ones and 2 reshares
    66 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Afghan gang-rapists sentenced to death
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-16 at 05:38:28

    Five men in gang-rape case to be executed, while two other defendants sentenced 20 years in jail.

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    100 twitter shares, 2086 retweets
    51 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. U.S. Pushes Back Against Warnings That ISIS Plans to Enter From Mexico
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-16 at 06:28:33

    Counterterrorism officials said they are far more concerned that a militant will enter the country in a quite typical way: legally, on a commercial airline flight.

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    1274 shares and 941 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 2 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  14. World leaders vow to do ‘whatever necessary’ to defeat Isis jihadis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 01:31:11

    Meeting of 24 countries in Paris sees support for Iraq’s new government and urgent calls for action against ‘global threat’ Bombs won’t solve the Isis problem Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1990 retweets and 52 favorites
    70 shares and 35 likes on Facebook

  15. US begins expanded campaign against ISIL
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-16 at 05:55:46

    Jets hit ISIL fighters south of Baghdad at request of Iraqi forces, starting campaign to "degrade and destroy" group.

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    101 twitter shares, 934 retweets and 12 favorites
    387 shares and 756 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Brotherhood leader jailed for 25 years
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-16 at 07:06:27

    Egypt sentences Mohamed Badie and 14 others for murder and inciting violence in July last year.

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    103 twitter shares, 1186 retweets and 43 favorites
    257 shares and 573 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Dropbox reveals government requests for user information
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-15 at 18:52:30

    More than 250 requests have been made for user information in the first half of 2014, the companys transparency report revealed Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1370 retweets and 55 favorites
    105 shares and 41 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 4 reshares
    29 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  18. DealBook: Microsoft Says It Will Pay $2.5 Billion for Company That Created Minecraft
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-16 at 06:48:10

    Microsoft agreed on Monday to buy the creator of Minecraft, the world-building computer game, for $2.5 billion, in a move meant to add the immensely popular title to its stock of content.

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    579 shares and 908 likes on Facebook
    217 shares on LinkedIn

  19. US man imprisoned in Yemen makes emotional plea: ‘They’re gonna kill me in here’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-15 at 21:10:09

    Sharif Mobley, abducted in Sanaa in murky circumstances in 2010 and missing inside prison system for seven months, tells wife that Yemeni captors are threatening to kill him Continue reading…

    1586 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1005 retweets and 12 favorites
    170 shares and 294 likes on Facebook
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Hurricane strands tourists, sparks looting in Mexico
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-16 at 07:23:52

    Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) (AFP) – Hurricane Odile destroyed homes and shut down airports in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Monday, sparking looting, marooning thousands of foreign tourists and injuring 135 people.

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    103 twitter shares, 1043 retweets and 31 favorites
    221 shares and 108 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

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