1. U.S.-led strikes pressure al Qaeda’s Syria group to join with Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-27 at 00:18:50

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, is facing mounting pressure from its own members to reconcile with its rival Islamic State and confront a common enemy after U.S.-led air strikes hit both groups this week.

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    103 twitter shares, 8940 retweets and 98 favorites
    125 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    25 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Palestinian president urges ‘firm timetable’ to end occupation
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-27 at 00:23:49

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – There is no value in peace talks with Israel unless the goal is ending its 47-year occupation of the Palestinian territories within a "firm timetable", Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations Genera…

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    101 twitter shares, 8886 retweets and 75 favorites
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  3. Poland-bound LOT Boeing Dreamliner resumes flight after emergency landing
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-27 at 00:03:20

    LONDON/WARSAW (Reuters) – A Boeing Co Dreamliner traveling from Chicago to Poland resumed its flight on Friday after making an emergency landing at Glasgow, Scotland, to check an alert from the fire protection system in the baggage hold.

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    100 twitter shares, 8177 retweets and 41 favorites
    53 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
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    15 shares on LinkedIn

  4. ‘It was a crank call’: family seeks action against 911 caller in Walmart shooting
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-27 at 01:32:24

    Family of John Crawford, man shot dead by police while holding an unloaded BB rifle, say call was a bunch of lies Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 7927 retweets and 89 favorites
    164 shares and 92 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares

  5. Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-27 at 04:01:58

    KARACA Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of a town on Syria’s border with Turkey on Friday despite U.S.-led air strikes aimed at defeating the militants in both Syria and Iraq, in a coalition which has now drawn wides…

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    101 twitter shares, 7527 retweets and 39 favorites
    60 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
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    4 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Ai Weiwei creates Blenheim art show
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-26 at 21:52:32

    The UK’s biggest exhibition of works by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has been put together at Blenheim Palace with the help of 3D technology.

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    100 twitter shares, 6633 retweets and 71 favorites
    35 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
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  7. The acid test: Australian journalists must ask what agenda they serve
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 15:06:08

    At the end of a week of much media hysteria about terrorism, the Senate passed arguably the most significant restraints on press freedom in this country outside of wartime Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1426 retweets and 73 favorites
    1451 shares and 2844 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Iran and six powers make little progress in nuclear talks
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-27 at 04:31:59

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran and six world powers made little progress in overcoming significant disagreements in the most recent round of nuclear talks, including on uranium enrichment, Iranian and Western diplomats close to the negotiations said on F…

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    103 twitter shares, 4927 retweets and 46 favorites
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  9. Curry spice ‘helps brain self-heal’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-26 at 04:37:11

    An early study in rats suggests the spice turmeric may help boost the brain’s ability to repair and regenerate itself.

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    103 twitter shares, 641 retweets and 93 favorites
    1715 shares and 2235 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 2 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Lawsuit makes for awkward start to Modi’s big U.S. visit
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-27 at 05:18:39

    NEW YORK/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his maiden visit to the United States as India’s leader on Friday, facing an unwelcome reminder of his once-strained relations with his host nation: a lawsuit alleging he fai…

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    102 twitter shares, 4524 retweets and 55 favorites
    42 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Where does Isis get its money? – video explainer
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 22:11:00

    Islamic State (Isis) is now the wealthiest militant group in the world, with a reported net worth of $2bn (£1.2bn). Where is all the cash coming from? The group has built up a fortune through a combination of oil resources and wheat productio…

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    93 twitter shares, 2261 retweets and 67 favorites
    60 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 1728 plus ones and 345 reshares

  12. Bombing against Isis to start in hours as MPs back new Iraq war
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-27 at 00:32:56

    Conflict meets little Commons resistance, as prime minister David Cameron claims this will not be shock and awe Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 3525 retweets and 26 favorites
    411 shares and 418 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  13. US ‘little rebels’ protest against changes to history curriculum
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 18:19:52

    After a conservative school board proposed dramatic changes to promote patriotism and downplay civil unrest in an advanced course, hundreds of students and teachers joined a growing protest against what they see as censorship of education Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 329 retweets and 45 favorites
    1013 shares and 2786 likes on Facebook
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  14. Three 9/11 firemen die on same day
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-26 at 20:03:06

    Three firefighters who were on duty at Ground Zero during the 9/11 attacks have died on the same day from cancer, fire officials say.

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    102 twitter shares, 3250 retweets and 64 favorites
    582 shares and 201 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Hungary suspends gas supplies to Ukraine under pressure from Moscow
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 22:19:36

    Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban announces move after Russia threatens to cut off countries re-exporting its gas to Kiev Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 3670 retweets and 13 favorites
    70 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Gaza war may be over but Jerusalem is still simmering
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 17:08:07

    Outbreaks of violence in the city have intensified since murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, fuelling talk of a third intifada Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 2018 retweets and 54 favorites
    194 shares and 104 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 810 plus ones and 163 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. ‘The internet poses one of the greatest threats to our existence’, says Australian senator Glenn Lazarus – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 09:22:00

    The internet is a serious threat because it can be used to orchestrate and undertake criminal behaviour across the world, Australia’s Palmer United party senator Glenn Lazarus said during a debate on national security laws giving sweeping new powers to Au…

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    28 twitter shares, 16 retweets and 1 favorites
    540 shares and 950 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 604 plus ones and 136 reshares

  18. Should Australia’s refugees be sent to Cambodia?
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-26 at 17:15:34

    Anger as Australia sends Cambodian refugees home

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    67 twitter shares, 1712 retweets and 36 favorites
    96 shares and 242 likes on Facebook

  19. Iraqi PM says Islamic State plans subway attacks in U.S. and Paris
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-26 at 07:48:17

    By Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Iraq has "credible" intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but U.S. and Fren…

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    101 twitter shares, 1772 retweets and 34 favorites
    80 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Hong Kong students storm government HQ in challenge to Beijing
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-26 at 23:27:14

    HONG KONG (Reuters) – Over 100 pro-democracy students stormed Hong Kong government headquarters and scuffled with police late on Friday in protest against the Chinese government’s tightening grip on the former British colony.

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    100 twitter shares, 15 retweets and 7 favorites
    795 shares and 1032 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

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