1. Ex-banker replaces rebel minister in French cabinet shake-up
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-27 at 01:11:23

    PARIS (Reuters) – President Francois Hollande replaced his maverick leftist economy minister with a former Rothschild partner on Tuesday, in a reshuffle intended to reconcile his efforts to revive the stagnant French economy with deficit-cutting orthodoxy…

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    94 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
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    4 shares on LinkedIn
    7 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Gaza ceasefire takes hold as focus turns to longer term
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-27 at 02:44:06

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus shifted to securing an arrangement for the long term.

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    103 twitter shares, 9819 retweets and 228 favorites
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  3. Palestinian joy as Israel agrees Gaza truce
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-27 at 02:24:27

    Hamas and Israel agree long-term deal which will ease Israeli blockade of enclave after talks brokered by Egypt.

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    103 twitter shares, 1401 retweets and 29 favorites
    2614 shares and 6198 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 41 plus ones and 6 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  4. DealBook: Burger King to Buy Tim Hortons for $11.4 Billion
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-27 at 01:11:43

    As part of the $11.4 billion deal to create one of the biggest fast-food operations in the world, the American burger giant will move its home to Canada, where Tim Hortons is based.

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    3023 shares and 5025 likes on Facebook
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  5. The man who renounced Australia
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 07:43:36

    Canberra press gallery journalist Jeremy Geia has walked away from his job, given up his passport and belongings and reverted to his tribal name, Murrumu Walubara Yidindji. He tells Paul Daley why he decided to leave Australia while remaining on the conti…

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    1316 shares and 2572 likes on Facebook
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    5 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Gaza ceasefire: Israel and Palestinians agree to halt weeks of fighting
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 09:42:00

    Terms of indefinite ceasefire brokered by Egypt expected to be similar to those agreed at the end of 2012 conflict Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 162 retweets and 22 favorites
    1473 shares and 2776 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 1411 plus ones and 297 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. American Fighting for ISIS Is Killed in Syria
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-27 at 08:18:03

    Douglas McAuthur McCain’s death is an early clue for American officials as they try to identify the Americans who have joined ISIS.

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    383 shares and 390 likes on Facebook
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  8. Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-27 at 01:55:26

    Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza agree a long-term truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people dead.

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    103 twitter shares, 344 retweets and 35 favorites
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  9. Poroshenko to seek ceasefire plan after ‘very tough’ talks with Putin
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-27 at 04:47:19

    MINSK (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to work on an urgent ceasefire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic.

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    103 twitter shares, 5322 retweets and 141 favorites
    230 shares and 70 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Rarest Native Animals Find Haven on Tribal Lands
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-26 at 21:12:48

    A growing number of younger Native Americans are helping to restore native animals to the Northern Great Plains, providing new homes for the animals and a connection to the past.

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  11. 350 Years Ago, New Amsterdam Became New York. Don’t Expect a Party.
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-26 at 23:22:25

    No celebration is planned for Tuesday to honor the 350th anniversary of when a settlement known as New Amsterdam became New York in a bloodless regime change.

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  12. Emmys 2014: ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Modern Family’ Take Top Honors
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-26 at 22:43:38

    The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles included expected wins for the final season of “Breaking Bad” and yet another top comedy honor for “Modern Family.”

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    790 shares and 4130 likes on Facebook
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  13. Woman kills leopard in long battle
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-26 at 21:44:13

    An Indian woman armed only with farm tools is stable in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her.

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    102 twitter shares, 3742 retweets and 114 favorites
    577 shares and 383 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Putin Talks to Ukrainian Leader as Videos Show Captured Russian Soldiers
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-27 at 06:32:58

    Ukraine released video of what it said were captured Russian soldiers, raising tensions as President Vladimir V. Putin met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro O. Poroshenko.

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    103 twitter shares, 3728 retweets and 109 favorites
    412 shares and 160 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 2 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Russia admits its soldiers have been caught in Ukraine
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 15:14:25

    Issue of captured soldiers to be discussed at meeting between Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart on Tuesday afternoon Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1705 retweets and 25 favorites
    810 shares and 529 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 209 plus ones and 88 reshares
    38 shares on LinkedIn
    9 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Iran supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurds; Baghdad bomb kills 12
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-27 at 03:37:42

    ARBIL (Reuters) – Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region….

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    101 twitter shares, 3184 retweets and 78 favorites
    136 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
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  17. Drilling deeper as US taps run dry
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-27 at 05:17:49

    Is California about to run out of water?

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    78 twitter shares, 3251 retweets and 39 favorites
    46 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  18. U.N. Draft Report Lists Unchecked Emissions’ Risks
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-26 at 21:49:53

    The report says that warming has already led to food and climate crises, and that the failure to reduce emissions will lead to worse catastrophes.

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    1531 shares and 1478 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    76 shares on LinkedIn
    11 views on StumbleUpon

  19. ‘Watching Titanic made me realise something was wrong in my country,’ says North Korean defector
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-26 at 16:11:10

    Illicit foreign films offer young North Koreans like Park Yeon-mi a rare window on the outside world. She believes the exposure has changed her generation, and theres no going back Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 218 retweets and 37 favorites
    726 shares and 2028 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Nato plans east European bases to counter Russian threat
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-27 at 01:34:00

    Nato chief announces move in response to Ukraine crisis and says alliance is dealing with a new Russian military approach Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 370 retweets and 40 favorites
    756 shares and 752 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 508 plus ones and 88 reshares
    33 shares on LinkedIn

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