1. Pakistan army ‘concerned’ by clashes
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-31 at 23:50:47

    Violence between protesters and police should stop, Pakistan’s army says, as it backs democracy after Islamabad clashes saw three people die.

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    100 twitter shares, 23580 retweets and 11 favorites
    315 shares and 161 likes on Facebook
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    3 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Israel claims West Bank land for possible settlement use, draws U.S. rebuke
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-01 at 04:32:39

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.

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    103 twitter shares, 11969 retweets and 369 favorites
    652 shares and 385 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 3 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Israel Claims Nearly 1,000 Acres of West Bank Land Near Bethlehem
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-01 at 01:06:17

    The move could herald significant Israeli construction in the area — defying Palestinian demands for a halt in settlement expansion and challenging world opinion.

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    103 twitter shares, 8217 retweets and 337 favorites
    1469 shares and 1537 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 5 reshares
    47 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Op-Ed Contributor: Arm Ukraine or Surrender
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 21:47:24

    The West must back Kiev militarily or back down from Russia.

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    103 twitter shares, 7176 retweets and 176 favorites
    1976 shares and 2052 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 5 reshares
    27 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Syrian Rebels Trade Fire With Troops From U.N.
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 17:25:35

    Gunfire broke out on Saturday between United Nations peacekeepers in southern Syria and the Islamist rebels who had been surrounding their base near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

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    102 twitter shares, 9281 retweets and 94 favorites
    59 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
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  6. Philippine troops in Syria rescued
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-31 at 09:56:44

    Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive.

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    101 twitter shares, 9150 retweets and 29 favorites
    133 shares and 72 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  7. Libyans Overrun Compound Abandoned by U.S. Embassy in Tripoli
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-01 at 02:40:12

    A video circulating online Sunday showed gleeful trespassers diving off a balcony into a pool in the residential compound abandoned by the American Embassy when it pulled out of Tripoli in July.

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    102 twitter shares, 5389 retweets and 87 favorites
    108 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
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    6 shares on LinkedIn

  8. China Restricts Voting Reforms for Hong Kong
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 14:38:23

    China’s legislature laid down strict limits to proposed voting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what could be a deepening confrontation over the future of the city and of China.

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    102 twitter shares, 1000 retweets and 119 favorites
    1598 shares and 2601 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    38 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Will Brazil elect Marina Silva as the world’s first Green president?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-31 at 03:38:32

    Born into a poor, mixed-race Amazon family, Marina Silva is on the verge of a stunning election win after taking over her party Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1522 retweets and 110 favorites
    1173 shares and 1959 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 3 reshares
    28 shares on LinkedIn

  10. March in August: thousands rally against Tony Abbott by taking to streets
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-31 at 12:36:08

    It is obvious that the Abbott government has declared war on children and young people, union official tells Sydney crowd Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 336 retweets and 27 favorites
    724 shares and 3569 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 2 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Pakistan anti-government protests turn deadly
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-01 at 01:47:20

    At least three people killed and 494 injured as police clash with protesters calling for PM Nawaz Sharif to resign.

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    100 twitter shares, 4151 retweets and 4 favorites
    85 shares and 51 likes on Facebook
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  12. U.S. Strikes Militants Besieging Turkmen in Iraq
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 08:04:41

    American planes struck the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and dropped food, water and aid near the northern town of Amerli.

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    101 twitter shares, 3920 retweets and 98 favorites
    122 shares and 27 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Pakistani Army Calls for Calm After Protest Turns Deadly
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-01 at 06:13:42

    At least three people died in clashes with the police when demonstrators, calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation, marched toward his official residence.

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    101 twitter shares, 2744 retweets and 89 favorites
    174 shares and 27 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Putin Urges ‘Statehood’ Talks for Eastern Ukraine
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 20:35:22

    In an interview Sunday, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia veered between veiled threats and demands that the Ukraine government negotiate directly with separatists.

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    103 twitter shares, 2282 retweets and 84 favorites
    239 shares and 54 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 2 reshares
    47 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Iraq breaks Islamic State siege of Amerli
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-31 at 21:54:16

    Government forces mainly composed of peshmerga fighters enter northern town where thousands of civilians were trapped.

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    103 twitter shares, 655 retweets and 38 favorites
    374 shares and 1544 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Ukraine President Says Europe’s Security Depends on Stopping Russia
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 05:39:43

    President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine won no pledges of military assistance from the European Union, but his warnings helped set the stage for a new round of sanctions against Russia.

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    102 twitter shares, 1252 retweets and 73 favorites
    723 shares and 412 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    53 shares on LinkedIn

  17. US decries Israel’s West Bank land grab
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-01 at 08:46:02

    Official describes as counterproductive Israeli announcement to appropriate 400 hectares of West Bank land.

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    102 twitter shares, 2350 retweets and 15 favorites
    77 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Pakistan’s army instructs prime minister Sharif to act without violence
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 03:41:02

    Protests led by Imran Khan continue while the government is at pains to avoid an ugly standoff with demonstrators Continue reading…

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    74 twitter shares, 15 retweets and 4 favorites
    35 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 2038 plus ones and 269 reshares

  19. US senators urge arms for Ukraine
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-01 at 09:45:40

    Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".

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    102 twitter shares, 1630 retweets and 17 favorites
    471 shares and 170 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 2 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Russia’s Putin seeks ‘statehood’ talks on east Ukraine
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-01 at 08:36:31

    Moscow and Kiev representatives will meet in Minsk Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state. Putin's remarks o…

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    103 twitter shares, 1747 retweets and 25 favorites
    154 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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