1. Escape from Mount Ontake in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-27 at 18:27:20

    The Japanese volcano erupted on Saturday, injuring at least eight people, leaving more than 250 people stranded near the peak. Some were able to flee and recorded their escape Continue reading…

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    357 shares and 1087 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Turkey Inching Toward Alliance With U.S. in Syria Conflict
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-28 at 01:45:39

    Turkey is caught between conflicting interests: defeating Islamic militants across its border with Syria while not strengthening Kurdish separatists inside Turkey.

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    103 twitter shares, 11366 retweets and 154 favorites
    452 shares and 471 likes on Facebook
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    18 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Chelsea Clinton gives birth to girl
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-27 at 12:01:21

    Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gives birth to a baby girl.

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    101 twitter shares, 11417 retweets and 222 favorites
    192 shares and 94 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  4. Catalonia leader decrees referendum
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-27 at 19:51:22

    The president of the Spanish region of Catalonia signs a decree for a referendum on independence, in a move opposed by central government.

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    103 twitter shares, 4799 retweets and 65 favorites
    1316 shares and 1560 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Indian Leader Narendra Modi, Once Unwelcome in U.S., Gets Rock Star Reception
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-28 at 04:18:25

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has stirred hopes and excitement in sections of India’s large and far-reaching diaspora, will take the stage at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

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    102 twitter shares, 6901 retweets and 76 favorites
    127 shares and 88 likes on Facebook
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  6. ‘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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    102 twitter shares, 4397 retweets and 102 favorites
    864 shares and 1687 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 3 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Russia at U.N. accuses U.S., allies of bossing world around
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-28 at 01:55:54

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia used its annual appearance at the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday to accuse the United States and its Western allies of bossing the world around, complaining they were attempting to dictate to everyone "what is goo…

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    101 twitter shares, 5124 retweets and 24 favorites
    145 shares and 35 likes on Facebook
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    18 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Catalonia leader calls referendum on independence from Spain
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-27 at 15:26:28

    President of region announces vote for November but Madrid government hopes court will deem it illegal Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 3903 retweets and 54 favorites
    335 shares and 615 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Exclusive: Rohingya could face detention under Myanmar draft plan
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-27 at 20:01:10

    YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) – Myanmar’s national government has drafted a plan that will give around a million members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority a bleak choice: accept ethnic reclassification and the prospect of citizenship, or be det…

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    101 twitter shares, 4082 retweets and 19 favorites
    110 shares and 33 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Pro-Democracy Group Shifts to Collaborate With Student Protesters in Hong Kong
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-28 at 01:49:35

    Saturday’s gathering of thousands at the city’s government offices appeared to be an early start for bigger protests, which an established pro-democracy group expected to start on Wednesday.

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    103 twitter shares, 2259 retweets and 181 favorites
    740 shares and 914 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 40 plus ones and 9 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Catalonia signs decree for independence vote
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-27 at 16:49:39

    President calls for referendum on November 9, in defiance of Spain’s insistence it would be unconstitutional.

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    103 twitter shares, 3675 retweets and 43 favorites
    156 shares and 143 likes on Facebook
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  12. Top India politician is jailed
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-27 at 20:50:41

    One of India’s most controversial politicians, Jayaram Jayalalitha, is jailed for four years after conviction in a long-running corruption case.

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    101 twitter shares, 159 retweets and 29 favorites
    1345 shares and 1674 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares
    14 shares on LinkedIn
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  13. Plot to kill Napoleon linked to British cabinet minister
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 00:59:03

    Historian Andrew Roberts claims to have found first direct connection between Lord Castlereagh and 1804 conspiracy to assassinate French leader Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2921 retweets and 78 favorites
    50 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
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  14. Al-Qaida splinter group claims rocket attack on US embassy in Yemen
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 02:15:37

    Ansar al-Sharia says attack is revenge for drone strikeState says no staff wounded by missile launched from carUS gives strong backing to Yemen governmentUS orders embassy staff out of Yemen Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2926 retweets and 17 favorites
    39 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
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  15. Daughter for Chelsea Clinton (and Granddaughter for a Certain Couple)
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-27 at 22:00:05

    The child, Charlotte, whose birth was announced on Twitter early Saturday, is the first for Ms. Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky.

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    915 shares and 1921 likes on Facebook
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Activists step up protests in Hong Kong
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-28 at 05:36:18

    Thousands surround government headquarters in pro-democracy campaign demanding open nominations for 2017 vote.

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    101 twitter shares, 2625 retweets and 10 favorites
    53 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Leader of Catalonia Calls for Independence Vote
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-27 at 17:05:04

    By signing the decree, the regional leader of Catalonia pushed the northeastern region into a risky and direct confrontation with the central government in Madrid.

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    407 shares and 1777 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    256 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Russia at U.N. accuses U.S., allies of bossing world around
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-28 at 01:55:54

    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia used its annual appearance at the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday to accuse the United States and its Western allies of bossing the world around, complaining they were attempting to dictate to every…

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    101 twitter shares, 1900 retweets and 46 favorites
    126 shares and 36 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. HK sit-in protesters issue demands
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-28 at 09:15:50

    A civil disobedience pro-democracy movement aiming to paralyse parts of Hong Kong with a massive sit-in has issued its demands.

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    66 twitter shares, 2008 retweets and 16 favorites
    59 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
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  20. Strategies: $199 Apple iPhone 6 Is Fiction, if Not Fantasy
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-27 at 19:30:14

    Investors as well as consumers might want to look closely at the purchase plans that carriers are offering for Apple’s new iPhone 6.

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    872 shares and 857 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 3 reshares
    178 shares on LinkedIn
    22 views on StumbleUpon

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