1. Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity of Fossil Fuels
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-22 at 22:11:58

    The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to rid its $860 million Rockefeller Brothers Fund of investments in companies trading in nonrenewable energy.

    10423 shares and 29162 likes on Facebook
    545 shares on LinkedIn
    96 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Taking a Call for Climate Change to the Streets
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-22 at 21:40:56

    The People’s Climate March in Manhattan was a spectacle even for a city known for doing things big, and it was joined, in solidarity, by demonstrations on Sunday across the globe, from Paris to Papua New Guinea.

    8758 shares and 23232 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 131 plus ones and 21 reshares
    260 shares on LinkedIn
    29 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., French citizens, taunts Obama
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-22 at 21:42:37

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

    102 twitter shares, 28160 retweets and 194 favorites
    329 shares and 300 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    69 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Ebola toll passes 2,800 but ‘contained’ in Senegal, Nigeria : WHO
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-23 at 00:05:08

    FREETOWN (Reuters) – An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region…

    101 twitter shares, 26344 retweets and 95 favorites
    49 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-23 at 06:51:57

    The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.

    103 twitter shares, 1580 retweets and 68 favorites
    5017 shares and 7121 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    199 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Obama to target ‘inversion’ firms moving HQ abroad to avoid US taxes
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-23 at 03:47:50

    Treasury secretary Jack Lew says unfair loophole must be closed and claims rules will reduce benefits of corporate inversions Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 20 retweets and 4 favorites
    29 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 6036 plus ones and 5309 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Exclusive: U.S., France propose U.N. sanctions on foreign Islamist fighters
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-23 at 02:16:46

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A United Nations Security Council committee is considering requests by the United States and France to blacklist more than a dozen foreign extremist fighters, fundraisers and recruiters linked to Islamist militant groups in Syri…

    101 twitter shares, 11105 retweets and 45 favorites
    62 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Israeli high court orders closure of detention center for African migrants
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-23 at 01:26:34

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s high court on Monday outlawed a detention center where African migrants are held without trial and ordered some 2,000 inmates there released over the next three months.

    101 twitter shares, 9908 retweets and 64 favorites
    27 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Heirs to Rockefeller oil fortune divest from fossil fuels over climate change
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-22 at 21:49:04

    Heirs to Standard Oil fortune join campaign that will withdraw a total of $50bn from fossil fuels, including from tar sands fundsUS will not commit to climate change aid for poor nations Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1326 retweets and 74 favorites
    2445 shares and 4866 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 6 reshares
    58 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-22 at 22:56:12

    MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgent…

    101 twitter shares, 8662 retweets and 47 favorites
    68 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Ukrainians to pull back big guns from front line with separatists
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-22 at 20:26:44

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Monday it was pulling back artillery and heavy armor from the front line with separatists, backing President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan for a conflict that has cost more than 3,000 lives.

    101 twitter shares, 7658 retweets and 46 favorites
    74 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 4 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Tomb mystery captivates Greece
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-22 at 13:31:54

    Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing

    103 twitter shares, 2402 retweets and 134 favorites
    1759 shares and 2974 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 25 plus ones
    64 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Iraqi soldiers describe heavy losses as Islamic State overruns camp
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-23 at 01:15:59

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi soldiers described on Monday how Islamic State fighters inflicted heavy losses in a chaotic raid on a military base just an hour’s drive from Baghdad, highlighting the jihadists’ ability to attack high-profile targets despite U.S…

    103 twitter shares, 6963 retweets and 53 favorites
    66 shares and 27 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Frenchman says has been kidnapped by Islamic State offshoot in Algeria: video
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-23 at 00:29:11

    PARIS (Reuters) – A French man purported to have been kidnapped in Algeria on Sunday appeared in a video on Monday saying he had been kidnapped by an Algeria-based Islamic State splinter group the Caliphate Soldiers.

    101 twitter shares, 6296 retweets and 24 favorites
    77 shares and 84 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. U.S. opposes linking Iran cooperation on Islamic State to nuclear talks
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-23 at 03:51:13

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday it would refuse to seek Iran’s cooperation in fighting Islamic State forces by being more flexible in the negotiations of six world powers with Tehran on its nuclear program.

    101 twitter shares, 5739 retweets and 44 favorites
    36 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Chad becomes 37th African state to seek ban on homosexuality
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-22 at 22:22:46

    Draft law condemned for making same-sex relations punishable by 20-year sentence, though abolition of death penalty is praised Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 3832 retweets and 34 favorites
    377 shares and 331 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. US begins bombing ISIL strongholds in Syria
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-23 at 09:41:00

    US says attacks involve bombers, fighters and cruise missiles, while reports state involvement of Arab allies.

    101 twitter shares, 2466 retweets and 12 favorites
    639 shares and 1037 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  18. US launches air strikes against Isis targets in Syria
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-23 at 07:28:51

    US and allies have deployed jets and missiles against militantsIsis stronghold of Raqqa is among targets, says US officialBombing raids could become daily Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan involved Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1962 retweets and 69 favorites
    629 shares and 811 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 425 plus ones and 92 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  19. US strikes Islamic State in Syria
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-23 at 09:04:06

    The US and other nations, including Arab states, begin air strikes against Islamic State militant targets in Syria, the Pentagon says.

    102 twitter shares, 357 retweets and 17 favorites
    1485 shares and 1680 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 2 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  20. US, Arab allies bomb IS jihadists in Syria
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-23 at 09:47:10

    Washington (AFP) – US and Arab warplanes hammered Islamic State militants in eastern Syria early Tuesday, opening a new front in the fight against the jihadist group, defense officials said.

    101 twitter shares, 2994 retweets and 34 favorites
    189 shares and 59 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

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