1. Final TV debate before Scotland’s independence vote begins
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-26 at 01:19:13

    GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) – Two of Scotland’s leading politicians began a final TV debate on Monday night, just weeks before a historic independence referendum, with secessionists looking for a game-changing performance to catch up in the polls.

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  2. Rival second Libyan assembly chooses own PM as chaos spreads
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-26 at 04:38:12

    BENGHAZI Libya/CAIRO (Reuters) – The Libyan parliament that was replaced in an election in June reconvened on Monday and chose an Islamist-backed deputy as the new prime minister, leaving the chaotic country with two rival leaders and assemblies, each bac…

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  3. U.S. prepares military options in Syria against Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-26 at 05:27:41

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is preparing military options, including surveillance flights, to pressure Islamic State in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, but they cautioned no decision had been made to expand U.S. action beyond the limite…

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  4. Syria says would work with any state to fight Islamist militants
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-26 at 01:06:10

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria said on Monday it would cooperate in any international effort to fight Islamic State militants, after Washington signaled it was considering extending the battle against the group into Syrian territory.

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    128 shares and 53 likes on Facebook
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  5. James Foley’s letter home published
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-26 at 02:22:01

    The family of the US journalist killed by Islamic State militants last week make public a letter they say he sent while in captivity, via a fellow hostage.

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    101 twitter shares, 11819 retweets and 118 favorites
    113 shares and 105 likes on Facebook

  6. Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-26 at 04:09:30

    The airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias were a major escalation by the bloc of nations seeking to roll back Islamist gains since the Arab Spring.

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  7. Egypt and United Arab Emirates Said to Have Secretly Carried Out Libya Airstrikes
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-25 at 21:52:32

    American officials said they were caught by surprise by the airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias, in a major escalation by the bloc of nations seeking to roll back Islamist gains since the Arab Spring.

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  8. Slim chance of progress as Russian and Ukrainian leaders meet
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-26 at 02:46:21

    MINSK (Reuters) – Divided by mistrust and mutual recriminations, the Russian and Ukrainian leaders will hold rare talks on Tuesday that offer only a slim hope of progress towards ending five months of separatist war in Ukraine.

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  9. Homemade Hovercraft Is The Childhood Fun You Never Had
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-26 at 08:26:03

    OK, dads… the bar for awesome has just been raised. A father who goes by the name of "Papa" on YouTube has made a homemade hovercraft for his kids.

    And it looks every bit as fun as it sounds.

    Papa wrote in the description that he used a po…

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  10. Here Are The Best GIFs From The 2014 Emmys
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-26 at 08:28:44

    Well friends, the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have come and gone. Together we celebrated the best television has to offer. Here are the most GIF-able moments to relive the wonder of the evening in three-second memories on loop.

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  11. Ebola ‘has killed 120 health workers’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-26 at 03:43:13

    WHO says epidemic has affected an "unprecedented number of medical staff" in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

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    547 shares and 1648 likes on Facebook
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  12. U.N. accuses Islamic State of mass killings
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-26 at 02:09:05

    GENEVA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United Nations on Monday condemned "appalling, widespread" crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners that could amount to war crimes.

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    123 shares and 73 likes on Facebook
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  13. France’s Hollande ejects rebel minister Montebourg from cabinet
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-26 at 05:15:28

    PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande on Monday called for a cabinet reshuffle, evicting from his government rebel leftist ministers who had argued for an economic policy U-turn away from budgetary rigor.

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    103 twitter shares, 3202 retweets and 84 favorites
    197 shares and 121 likes on Facebook
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    38 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Emmys’ Best Actor In Drama Goes To Bryan Cranston For Fourth Time
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-26 at 08:21:19

    Bryan Cranston won his fourth and final Emmy award for playing Walter White on "Breaking Bad." Cranston took home Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series on Monday.

    "Even I thought about voting for Matthew," Cranston joked of his com…

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  15. Israeli air strikes kill two Palestinians, 20 wounded
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-26 at 04:31:12

    GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli air strikes launched before dawn on Tuesday killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza’s tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people, Palestinian health officials said….

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    177 shares and 43 likes on Facebook
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  16. France thrown into political turmoil after government dissolved
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-25 at 15:49:00

    PM Manuel Valls told to form new government after minister’s call to end austerity policies imposed by Germany triggers crisis Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 135 retweets and 30 favorites
    1087 shares and 1235 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares
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  17. Thousands bid farewell to slain US teenager
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-26 at 09:08:48

    The black teenager whose shooting by a white officer ignited protests and revived the race debate in the United States was eulogized as a victim of abusive policing whose untimely death demands justice. During a cathartic funeral service that drew thousan…

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    102 twitter shares, 1219 retweets and 49 favorites
    730 shares and 415 likes on Facebook
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  18. Amid Mourning for Michael Brown, Call for Change
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-26 at 06:34:46

    Speakers at the service, addressing an overflowing crowd, exhorted mourners to work for justice not just for Mr. Brown but for others.

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  19. British embassy sparks anger for tweet celebrating 1814 White House burning
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-25 at 22:40:35

    Tweet featured a photograph of a cake on which a model of the White House was flanked by US and UK flags Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1194 retweets and 50 favorites
    333 shares and 395 likes on Facebook
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  20. Led Zeppelin wins ‘best guitar riff’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-25 at 22:07:03

    Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love is voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2.

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    102 twitter shares, 264 retweets and 44 favorites
    648 shares and 878 likes on Facebook
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