1. West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 01:30:40

    GENEVA/LAGOS (Reuters) – The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overc…

    101 twitter shares, 21377 retweets and 67 favorites
    100 shares and 39 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Pandering to the crowd: panda accused of faking pregnancy in bun fraud case
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 10:08:48

    Ai Hin showed all the signs she was expecting but only wanted extra food and the trappings of celebrity, say keepers Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 787 retweets and 33 favorites
    3467 shares and 13306 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    13 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Islamic State kills 150 captured troops in Syria, say activists
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-28 at 23:01:09

    UN says 43 peacekeepers also detained during fighting in the Golan Heights Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 13518 retweets and 43 favorites
    137 shares and 81 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 54 plus ones and 4 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  4. UN soldiers seized by rebels in Golan Heights
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-29 at 08:34:36

    US blames Nusra Front fighters for capture of 43 Fijians serving in UN observer force in Israeli-occupied area.

    103 twitter shares, 11242 retweets and 15 favorites
    360 shares and 728 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Arab East Jerusalem seethes with protests and raids
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 00:37:53

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Violent protests in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem have been raging nightly beyond the spotlight on the Gaza war, leading to a crackdown by Israeli police in which hundreds of Palestinians have been detained.

    101 twitter shares, 9138 retweets and 56 favorites
    95 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  6. U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by militants, 81 trapped
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 03:08:39

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on …

    102 twitter shares, 6857 retweets and 51 favorites
    150 shares and 111 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 7 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Video shows Islamic State executes scores of Syrian soldiers
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 02:17:29

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State fighters executed scores of Syrian soldiers captures when the militants seized an airbase in the province of Raqqa at the weekend, according to a video posted on You Tube on Thursday.

    103 twitter shares, 5749 retweets and 87 favorites
    232 shares and 59 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 2 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn
    25 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Exclusive: U.S. may use secrets act to stop suit against Iran sanctions group
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 04:46:45

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government is considering using a powerful national security law to halt a private lawsuit against a non-profit group, United Against A Nuclear Iran, according to a source familiar with the case.

    101 twitter shares, 6048 retweets and 41 favorites
    57 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    20 shares on LinkedIn
    8 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Ukraine crisis: Obama says US ‘not taking military action’ as it happened
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 03:19:21

    US president says Russian incursion plain for world to seeDeclines to use the word invasionUN security council holds emergency meetingRussian envoy: Everybody knows Russian volunteers in UkraineObama: additional steps may follow Nato summitRead a summary …

    103 twitter shares, 4621 retweets and 43 favorites
    93 shares and 40 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 341 plus ones and 104 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Obama leads condemnation as West rounds on Russia
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-29 at 07:40:37

    Ukraine and the West said that Russian troops were actively involved in the fighting tearing apart the east of the country, raising fears of a direct military confrontation between Kiev and its former Soviet master. US President Barack Obama led a chorus …

    101 twitter shares, 4085 retweets and 19 favorites
    100 shares and 28 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Turkey’s Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 01:57:22

    ANKARA (Reuters) – Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey’s president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life….

    90 twitter shares, 2928 retweets and 36 favorites
    61 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Ukraine Leader Says ‘Huge Loads of Arms’ Pour in From Russia
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-29 at 06:00:33

    President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine said that mercenaries and regular Russian servicemen were trying to overrun positions held by the Ukrainian military.

    1864 shares and 926 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 9 plus ones
    31 shares on LinkedIn
    65 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Over 1,000 Russian Soldiers Join Fight, NATO Says
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-29 at 06:30:40

    Satellite photos released publicly for the first time appear to corroborate NATO assertions that Russian forces are operating in Ukraine territory.

    103 twitter shares, 2209 retweets and 62 favorites
    312 shares and 122 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Obama suggests further sanctions against Russia over Ukraine incursion
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 03:51:31

    President insisted there would be no military escalation in wests response, but stopped short of using word invasion in remarksEmergency meetings after Russian invasion claim Continue reading…

    51 twitter shares, 14 retweets and 5 favorites
    18 shares on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 2219 plus ones and 421 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Russians start asking: are we at war?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 09:30:11

    Families demand answers over deaths and disappearances of troops thought to have been fighting in neighbouring Ukraine. RFE/RL reports Continue reading…

    16 twitter shares, 42 retweets and 1 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 2102 plus ones and 342 reshares

  16. Canada, Russia in Twitter map fight
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-29 at 00:58:20

    Russia responds to a Canadian geography lesson

    100 twitter shares, 64 retweets and 16 favorites
    1006 shares and 1141 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Obama admits ‘no strategy’ on IS in Syria
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-29 at 08:47:28

    US president says military options considered but "we don’t have a strategy yet", as evidence emerges of IS atrocities.

    100 twitter shares, 1828 retweets and 11 favorites
    62 shares and 53 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  18. Cuban migrant boat turned away from Caymans despite rough seas
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 03:26:46

    GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) – A small, homemade aluminum boat carrying 16 Cuban migrants sought refuge from rough seas in Grand Cayman on Thursday but local officials prevented a landing, citing a migration agreement with Cuba.

    51 twitter shares, 1806 retweets and 47 favorites
    16 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  19. Pakistan army steps in amid political crisis
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-29 at 04:09:22

    Military offers to mediate as guarantor in dispute between PM Nawaz Sharif and opposition leader Imran Khan.

    100 twitter shares, 1703 retweets and 2 favorites
    29 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Obama: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ to combat Isis militants
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 03:25:31

    Pushing back against fervent speculation that he is preparing to bomb Isis in Syria, Obama said plans limited to Iraq Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 56 retweets and 5 favorites
    42 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 1320 plus ones and 279 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

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