1. Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-20 at 00:12:23

    DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into Tur…

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  2. After Losing Scottish Independence Vote, Alex Salmond Will Resign
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-19 at 22:00:06

    A day after Scots voted against his plan to secede from Britain, Alex Salmond said he would step aside as first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party.

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  3. Scots spurn independence in historic vote, devolution battle begins
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-20 at 04:34:02

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland spurned independence and saved a union dating back 300 years in a historic referendum but its defeated leader said it would hold London to last minute offers of more power that could radically reshape the United Kingdom.

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    102 twitter shares, 11700 retweets and 226 favorites
    519 shares and 723 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 9 plus ones
    42 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-20 at 01:52:51

    FREETOWN (Reuters) – Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted on Friday as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

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    101 twitter shares, 7972 retweets and 41 favorites
    97 shares and 65 likes on Facebook
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  5. Russia critical of MH17 inquiry, wants bigger U.N. role
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-20 at 00:42:38

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia on Friday criticized an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, saying it can be transparent only with more U.N. involvement, even though the world body found the inquiry met …

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  6. Kiev, rebels ink deal creating buffer zone
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-20 at 08:06:28

    Minsk (AFP) – Kiev and pro-Russian separatists on Saturday signed a deal creating a demilitarised zone in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine after fresh talks aimed at ending a brutal five-month war.

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    59 shares and 107 likes on Facebook
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  7. Saturday Profile: Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s Ex-President, Plots Return From Williamsburg, Brooklyn
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-19 at 22:08:59

    After a steep fall from grace, the former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, is planning his life’s next chapter from a tower on the Williamsburg waterfront.

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  8. Indian TV news anchor fired after calling Xi Jinping ‘Eleven’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-19 at 14:22:21

    Newsreader mistakes Chinese president’s name for Roman numerals following his visit to India to boost economic ties Continue reading…

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  9. Iranian Pharrell Williams fans behind Happy video sentenced
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-19 at 20:20:00

    Seven young Iranians seen dancing in video that went viral handed suspended sentences of jail and 91 lashes each Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 76 retweets and 9 favorites
    1989 shares and 1642 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Salmond to quit after Scots vote No
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-20 at 02:54:04

    Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday’s referendum.

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    100 twitter shares, 24 retweets and 10 favorites
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    20 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 2 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn
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  11. 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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    911 shares and 732 likes on Facebook
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  12. Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-19 at 22:28:32

    A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.

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    101 twitter shares, 2265 retweets and 32 favorites
    493 shares and 220 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-19 at 14:44:36

    Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams’ song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.

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    101 twitter shares, 71 retweets and 19 favorites
    1593 shares and 884 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 3 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  14. DealBook Analysis: Alibaba’s Shares Close Up 38% on First Day of Trading
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-20 at 04:30:17

    The company made a splashy debut Friday and closed at $93.89 a share, reflecting the strong demand for stock in the Chinese e-commerce behemoth.

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    55 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Pro-gay mosque opens in Cape Town
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-19 at 22:37:34

    A Muslim academic opens a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and criticism from parts of the Muslim community.

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    101 twitter shares, 218 retweets and 11 favorites
    909 shares and 856 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
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  16. France bombs Isis depot in Iraq
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-19 at 16:52:00

    François Hollande’s office says air strike destroyed logistics depot in north-east held by Islamic State Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1049 retweets and 32 favorites
    348 shares and 456 likes on Facebook
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  17. British Muslim scholars tell Isis that holding hostage goes against Qur’an
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-19 at 22:45:57

    Video appeal from the orthodox Salafi school of Islamic thought calls for Isis to release British aid worker Alan Henning Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1039 retweets and 15 favorites
    240 shares and 408 likes on Facebook
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  18. Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-19 at 07:18:00

    Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes.

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    100 twitter shares, 70 retweets and 9 favorites
    828 shares and 760 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    11 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Ukrainian president makes emotional plea to Congress for greater US support – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-19 at 00:24:58

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appeals to the US Congress on Thursday, for lethal and non-lethal military aid and more sanctions. Poroshenko made the appeal during his visit to Washington to bolster US support for his strategy in handling Russian-ba…

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    76 twitter shares, 1620 retweets and 40 favorites
    16 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Norway the Slow Way
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-19 at 23:15:25

    On “the world’s most beautiful voyage,” up the country’s coast, gazing at the big views and looking for the midnight sun.

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    786 shares and 925 likes on Facebook
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