1. José Mujica: is this the worlds most radical president?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 10:30:15

    Uruguays José Mujica lives in a tiny house rather than the presidential palace, and gives away 90% of his salary. Hes legalised marijuana and gay marriage. But his greatest legacy is governing without giving up his revolutionary ideals Contin…

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    50 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Murder ‘comes naturally’ to chimps
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 13:13:17

    A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.

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    8 shares on LinkedIn
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  3. Scots independence polls close, UK’s future in the balance
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-19 at 03:30:54

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland has voted on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or declare independence to break the 307-year-old union in a finely balanced referendum with global consequences.

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    102 twitter shares, 16684 retweets and 218 favorites
    438 shares and 360 likes on Facebook
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    31 shares on LinkedIn

  4. UK Muslim leaders call for release of Briton held by Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-18 at 22:58:56

    LONDON (Reuters) – Muslim groups across Britain called on Thursday for the release of British hostage Alan Henning, a volunteer aid worker captured in Syria whose life was threatened in a recent video released by Islamic State militants.

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    101 twitter shares, 15642 retweets and 66 favorites
    38 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  5. Russia’s Putin says sanctions violate principles of WTO
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-19 at 03:11:26

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Western sanctions against Russia violated the principles of the World Trade Organization and the main way to combat them was to develop the domestic market.

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  6. US school districts given free machine guns and grenade launchers
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 10:00:44

    Calls to hand back weapons and gear, from M16 rifles to mine-proof vehicles, obtained under Pentagon scheme Continue reading…

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    6 shares on LinkedIn
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  7. Forgotten death of Russian serviceman
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 17:54:42

    Russians find their relatives killed in Ukraine conflict are forgotten

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    103 twitter shares, 9345 retweets and 115 favorites
    304 shares and 192 likes on Facebook
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  8. As Votes Are Tallied, Scotland Awaits Word on Independence
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-18 at 23:42:19

    About 4.3 million registered voters will decide today whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent nation.

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  9. Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-19 at 09:53:09

    The outcome headed off the political, economic and military imponderables that would have accompanied a divorce from the United Kingdom.

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    20 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 3 reshares
    44 shares on LinkedIn
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  10. Terrorism raids: Isis ‘urging followers to behead Australians’, says PM
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 14:17:21

    Two charged and nine released after Sydney raids22-year-old accused of planning public killingsAbbott: Isis militants urged demonstration killings video Continue reading…

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    2375 shares and 5445 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 114 plus ones and 12 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  11. VIDEO: Assange on his ‘difficult situation’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 23:26:17

    The BBC’s John Simpson speaks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on his new book and his continued refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy.

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    53 shares and 136 likes on Facebook

  12. Frances Abbott scholarship: whistleblower pleads guilty
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 10:07:02

    Freya Newman pleads guilty to accessing restricted records showing PMs daughter received $60,000 scholarship Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 2965 retweets and 31 favorites
    1083 shares and 3521 likes on Facebook

  13. Australia in ‘beheading plot’ raids
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 21:18:45

    Police carry out anti-terrorism raids in Sydney sparked by intelligence that Islamist extremists were planning random killings in Australia.

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    101 twitter shares, 2911 retweets and 64 favorites
    1185 shares and 929 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 121 plus ones and 12 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Ebola team ‘found dead in Guinea’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-19 at 02:56:15

    Officials in Guinea say they have found the bodies of several people thought to be part of a team of health workers and journalists who went missing earlier this week.

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    953 shares and 404 likes on Facebook
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    14 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Ukrainian president makes emotional plea to Congress for greater military aid
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 22:20:16

    Petro Poroshenko asks US to authorise military equipment for Ukrainian forces, and says one cannot win the war with blankets Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 617 retweets and 26 favorites
    68 shares and 173 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 2760 plus ones and 552 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Lisa Coleman executed by lethal injection after final appeal rejected
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 05:46:01

    Coleman, 38, was put to death in Texas for her role in the starvation death and torture of her partner’s nine-year-old son Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 64 retweets and 11 favorites
    1054 shares and 2390 likes on Facebook
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    5 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Russia, Ukraine and Europe have been into Vladimir Putin’s black hole of fear
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 15:35:27

    The formula for saving any dictatorship is universal: create an enemy, start a war. We are back in Soviet times of total lies – Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 557 retweets and 30 favorites
    652 shares and 782 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 617 plus ones and 157 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Bell Shooting: Man Kills Daughter, Six Grandchildren, Commits Suicide In Florida
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-19 at 05:17:52

    A man in Bell, Florida shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren before fatally shooting himself, the Gilchrist County Sheriff said Thursday.

    Our reporters have just arrived on the scene. Bell shooting: 8 confirmed dead pic.twitter.com/7Y1WCqqgT…

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    76 twitter shares, 96 retweets and 4 favorites
    616 shares and 1549 likes on Facebook

  19. Florida shooting: man kills six grandchildren and daughter in murder-suicide
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-19 at 08:00:18

    Police were summoned to home when Don Spirit threatened family, county sheriff says Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 163 retweets and 4 favorites
    456 shares and 242 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 965 plus ones and 321 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Islamic State shows captive British journalist in new video
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-19 at 04:25:08

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in W…

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    134 shares and 102 likes on Facebook
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