1. Police in Ferguson arrest Getty photographer Scott Olson
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 06:28:05

    Arrest marks the second time that police have arrested journalists covering the Ferguson protests Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 34415 retweets and 190 favorites
    652 shares and 573 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 9 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Hedy Epstein, 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Arrested During Michael Brown Protest
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-19 at 06:15:30

    Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest over the death of Michael Brown, KMOV reports.

    Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest in downtown St. Louis "for failing t…

    103 twitter shares, 5836 retweets and 104 favorites
    6394 shares and 12635 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 6 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  3. WikiLeaks’ Assange hopes to exit London embassy if UK lets him
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-18 at 20:57:18

    LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years in Ecuador’s London embassy to avoid a sex crimes inquiry in Sweden, said on Monday he planned to leave the building "soon", but Britain signaled it would still ar…

    101 twitter shares, 12236 retweets and 83 favorites
    121 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 31 plus ones and 7 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Dozens killed in attack on convoy, Ukraine says; rebels deny firing rocket
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-19 at 04:33:30

    KIEV (Reuters) – Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed as they fled fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said.

    103 twitter shares, 9216 retweets and 121 favorites
    412 shares and 147 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    21 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

  5. IAEA expects progress by deadline in Iran nuclear inquiry
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-19 at 00:38:10

    VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday Iran had begun implementing transparency measures ahead of an Aug 25 deadline, as part of a long-running investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran.

    100 twitter shares, 6433 retweets and 34 favorites
    58 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Landmark Brazil poll contains good news for Rousseff
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-18 at 20:41:54

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Although a new poll shows Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff suddenly facing a tougher road to re-election, she also saw a sharp recovery in her approval ratings and resilient voter support through what will likely be the campaign’s …

    87 twitter shares, 5621 retweets and 84 favorites
    31 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Elephant deaths reach tipping point
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-19 at 00:31:07

    Africa’s elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.

    103 twitter shares, 4210 retweets and 62 favorites
    508 shares and 199 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 2 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Ferguson police officer was ‘doing his job’, say supporters
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-18 at 05:37:49

    Protesters, almost all of whom were white, say Darren Wilson is being victimised as they stage protest in St Louis Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1709 retweets and 91 favorites
    1033 shares and 1635 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 430 plus ones and 61 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Iceland volcano eruption risk level raised to orange for aviation
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-18 at 21:23:59

    Intense seismic activity at the Bardarbunga volcano indicates the potential for a disruptive ash event similar to 2010 Continue reading…

    100 twitter shares, 163 retweets and 19 favorites
    1758 shares and 2807 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    23 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Islamic State message to America: ‘we will drown all of you in blood’
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-19 at 07:33:20

    The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its milit…

    102 twitter shares, 4339 retweets and 29 favorites
    137 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Missouri Tries Another Idea: Call In National Guard
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-19 at 06:29:11

    In the days since a teenager was shot to death in Ferguson, Mo., an array of state and local law enforcement authorities have swerved from one approach to another.

    2014 shares and 2475 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    40 shares on LinkedIn

  12. What Happened in Ferguson?
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-18 at 21:56:48

    Why did the police shoot an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb, and what has unfolded since then? Here’s what you need to know about the situation in Missouri.

    1855 shares and 2354 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 2 reshares
    20 shares on LinkedIn
    127 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds retake strategic dam: officials
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-19 at 03:49:45

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq’s biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of U.S. air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and U.S. officials said …

    103 twitter shares, 3592 retweets and 137 favorites
    259 shares and 151 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 9 plus ones
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Renegade Libyan general claims air strikes on Tripoli
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-19 at 01:07:35

    TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) – Renegade General Khalifa Haftar’s air force was responsible for strikes on Islamist-leaning militia in Tripoli on Monday, one of his commanders said, after weeks of fighting for the capital in Libya’s worst violence sinc…

    103 twitter shares, 3626 retweets and 81 favorites
    262 shares and 139 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Israel, Palestinians renew truce but see risk of more Gaza violence
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-19 at 05:08:00

    GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) – The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel warned on Tuesday that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks.

    102 twitter shares, 3144 retweets and 46 favorites
    167 shares and 53 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Obama sends attorney general to Ferguson as governor lifts curfew
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 04:10:51

    Eric Holder dispatched to monitor events for federal inquiryJay Nixon abandons controversial and ineffective curfewMissouri National Guard readies for first night of deployment Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 2029 retweets and 28 favorites
    69 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 682 plus ones and 100 reshares

  17. Melbourne again tops Economist’s world most liveable cities index
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 08:01:00

    Australian cities rank highly in annual index with Adelaide, Perth and Sydney also in top 10, but Victorian capital dominates for fourth year running Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 2304 retweets and 76 favorites
    55 shares and 33 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  18. ‘Dozens’ killed in rebel strike on refugee convoy: Ukraine
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-19 at 08:30:32

    Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of killing dozens of civilians fleeing the war-torn east, as crisis talks between Kiev and Moscow failed to halt months of bloodshed. Kiev's military said insurgents using Russia-supplied weapons shelled adults …

    102 twitter shares, 113 retweets and 28 favorites
    859 shares and 1326 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Australia going to ‘unthinkable’ lengths to return Syria detainees, emails show
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 05:38:34

    Guardian Australia Exclusive: Emails reveal strategies used by immigration department to send back asylum seekers Syrian asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru being returned to face certain harm, say human rights experts Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1404 retweets and 47 favorites
    434 shares and 340 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Ferguson crisis: Obama says ‘young men of colour are left behind’ live updates
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 03:55:22

    Attorney general Eric Holder to travel to FergusonGovernor Jay Nixon calls in national guard troopsOrder follows eighth night of unrest, teargas and lootingBrown family attorney: autopsy showed at least six shotsCurfew defied by protesters and stun grenad…

    103 twitter shares, 1403 retweets and 61 favorites
    182 shares and 105 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 280 plus ones and 46 reshares

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