1. Crackdown on Protests by Hong Kong Police Draws More to the Streets
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-29 at 06:16:12

    Downtown Hong Kong turned into a battlefield of tear gas and seething crowds on Sunday after the police moved against a student democracy protest.

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    4651 shares and 8181 likes on Facebook
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    42 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Russia’s Lavrov says ties with Washington need ‘reset 2.0’
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-29 at 01:06:49

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow called on Sunday for a new "reset 2.0" in relations with Washington, saying the situation in Ukraine that had led to Western sanctions against Russia was improving thanks to Kremlin peace initiatives.

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    142 shares and 123 likes on Facebook
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    5 shares on LinkedIn
    65 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Arabs in Israel decry racial discrimination
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-28 at 20:47:32

    Palestinian citizens of Israel are blocked from living in Jewish communities for lacking ‘Zionist vision’.

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    729 shares and 1704 likes on Facebook
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    2 shares on LinkedIn

  4. At Madison Square Garden, Chants, Cheers and Roars for Modi
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-29 at 05:23:06

    Narendra Modi, who spoke at Madison Square Garden on his first trip to the United States since being elected in May, was treated like a rock star.

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    103 twitter shares, 7527 retweets and 152 favorites
    366 shares and 349 likes on Facebook
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  5. At least 31 feared dead near peak of Japanese volcano
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-29 at 02:20:08

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Thirty-one people were presumed dead on Sunday near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted a day earlier, catching hundreds of hikers unawares as it belched out clouds of rock and ash.

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    100 twitter shares, 284 retweets and 8 favorites
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    7333 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Isis reconciles with al-Qaida group as Syria air strikes continue
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 22:26:32

    Jabhat al-Nusra denounces US-led attacks as war on Islam, and leaders of group holding meetings with Islamic State Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 5377 retweets and 144 favorites
    464 shares and 464 likes on Facebook
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  7. Hong Kong police use teargas and pepper spray to disperse protesters
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 17:14:12

    Protest movement urges all those who want to make their feelings known to Beijing to join in defining moment for territory Continue reading…

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  8. Obama Predicts Democrats Will Hold The Senate In November
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-29 at 04:30:26

    President Barack Obama said that he thinks Democrats can maintain control of the Senate and defended his administration’s record during an interview with “60 Minutes” on Sunday evening.

    When asked by “60 Minutes&ac…

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  9. HK protests: Inside Xi Jinping’s head
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-28 at 20:46:15

    Carrie Gracie on what Beijing may be thinking about HK protests

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    100 twitter shares, 3623 retweets and 16 favorites
    546 shares and 556 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
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  10. Hong Kong surprises itself with the exuberance and spontaneity of protests
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 04:46:23

    Sight of police wearing helmets and respirators unfamiliar and chilling to many, even before teargas was deployed Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 2383 retweets and 54 favorites
    544 shares and 1286 likes on Facebook
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  11. Japan volcano rescue finds 31 bodies
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-28 at 20:05:46

    The bodies of 31 hikers are found near the peak of Japan’s Mount Ontake as rescuers search for those missing since Saturday’s sudden volcanic eruption.

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  12. Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-29 at 08:26:17

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong on Monday, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s top leader to go home.

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    100 twitter shares, 3825 retweets and 28 favorites
    155 shares and 57 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Obama Acknowledges U.S. Erred in Assessing ISIS
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-29 at 05:21:34

    President Obama told “60 Minutes” that the United States had placed too much trust in the Iraqi military, allowing the region to become “ground zero for jihadists around the world.”

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    597 shares and 524 likes on Facebook
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  14. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citizens United Was The Current Supreme Court’s Worst Ruling
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-29 at 07:12:46

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed her extreme regret over several of the current Court’s rulings in a wide-ranging interview published in The New Republic Sunday evening, including their rejecting the commerce clause of President Barack …

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  15. Pro-Palestine protesters again thwart Israeli cargo ship in Oakland
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 01:10:38

    New picketing effort at Port of Oakland prevents Israeli-owned cargo ship from unloading after similar incident last month Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 2489 retweets and 91 favorites
    206 shares and 310 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Hong Kong democracy protesters defy tear gas, baton charge in historic standoff
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-29 at 04:39:09

    HONG KONG (Reuters) – Riot police advanced on Hong Kong democracy protesters in the early hours of Monday, firing volleys of tear gas after launching a baton-charge in the worst unrest there since China took back control of the former British colony two d…

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    20 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 2 reshares
    61 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Roads blocked as HK protests spread
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-29 at 07:21:02

    Thousands of people remain on the streets of Hong Kong for another day of pro-democracy protests, defying tear gas and ignoring appeals to leave.

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    1218 shares and 1389 likes on Facebook
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  18. Time to recognise a Palestinian state
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 00:01:57

    Continue reading…

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    18 Google+ Shares, 2054 plus ones and 455 reshares

  19. Tens of thousands join pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 23:10:52

    Occupy Central activists rally against plan to limit electoral changes after police charge with batons and fire teargas Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 280 retweets and 24 favorites
    648 shares and 1267 likes on Facebook
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    9 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Japan resumes search for victims of volcanic eruption
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-29 at 08:40:38

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – More than 500 rescuers in Japan resumed searching on Monday for victims of a volcano that erupted without warning at the weekend, leaving four confirmed dead and 27 presumed to have perished in a sudden rain of ash and sto…

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    66 twitter shares, 2021 retweets and 40 favorites
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