1. A Call for a Low-Carb Diet
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-02 at 02:47:57

    In a finding that upends long-held notions about a healthy diet, a major study shows that avoiding carbohydrates and eating more fat contributes to weight loss and fewer cardiovascular risks.

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    3231 shares and 4176 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    73 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Facts on the ground at either end of Iraq
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 00:50:49

    Continue reading…

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    33 twitter shares, 4 retweets and 1 favorites
    7 shares on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 5075 plus ones and 983 reshares

  3. Huge new Israeli settlement in West Bank condemned by US and UK
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 21:00:01

    British foreign secretary urges Israel to reverse decision to seize 990 acres of Palestinian land near Gvaot to create new city Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 3267 retweets and 57 favorites
    830 shares and 751 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Pakistani Protesters Briefly Take Over Headquarters of State Television
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-02 at 06:24:14

    After ransacking the headquarters of Pakistan Television and cutting transmission cables in the newsrooms, antigovernment demonstrators yielded to the military.

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    103 twitter shares, 4055 retweets and 108 favorites
    120 shares and 40 likes on Facebook
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    7 shares on LinkedIn

  5. ‘Russian tank battalion’ helps rebels make gains in east Ukraine, Kiev claims
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 00:03:25

    Ukraine says Moscow is providing direct military support to rebels as army and volunteer battalions report heavy casualties Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 4209 retweets and 43 favorites
    34 shares on Facebook
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  6. Kiev warns of ‘great war’ with Russia as its forces retreat
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-02 at 08:24:38

    Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives. The sense of foreboding in Kiev came as Europea…

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    100 twitter shares, 3859 retweets and 18 favorites
    245 shares and 43 likes on Facebook

  7. Germany to Arm Kurds Battling ISIS
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-02 at 05:10:26

    Chancellor Angela Merkel and top ministers decided Sunday to deliver thousands of machine guns, as well as antitank missiles and armored vehicles to Kurdish forces battling ISIS in northern Iraq.

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    102 twitter shares, 3399 retweets and 70 favorites
    37 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
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  8. Iraq retakes more towns from Islamic State
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-01 at 17:49:31

    Kurdish forces and Shia armed volunteers kill at least two senior Islamic State fighters as they make military gains.

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    102 twitter shares, 1369 retweets and 24 favorites
    294 shares and 1384 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 69 plus ones and 7 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  9. U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-02 at 06:23:06

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said.

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    102 twitter shares, 2621 retweets and 55 favorites
    144 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
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    9 shares on LinkedIn

  10. U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-02 at 07:14:15

    The fight for Amerli appeared to mark the first time American warplanes and militias backed by Iran were working with a common purpose on the battlefield against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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    103 twitter shares, 451 retweets and 108 favorites
    881 shares and 1071 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 116 plus ones and 9 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Iran leader urges clerics to accept Internet
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-02 at 02:12:54

    President Hassan Rouhani urges clerics to be more tolerant and lift restrictions on new technologies and the Internet.

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    102 twitter shares, 1310 retweets and 18 favorites
    206 shares and 961 likes on Facebook
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  12. Apple, FBI investigate massive celebrity photo ‘hack’
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-02 at 07:46:55

    The FBI and Apple were urgently investigating after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of dozens of celebrities across the Internet. Anonymous posters to online message boards boasted of having nude i…

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    100 twitter shares, 2055 retweets and 26 favorites
    155 shares and 133 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  13. U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-02 at 06:23:06

    Department of Defense spokesman said. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement. Al Shabaab is an Islamist grou…

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    77 twitter shares, 2121 retweets and 39 favorites
    172 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  14. United Nations predicts climate hell in 2050 with imagined weather forecasts
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 23:48:40

    ‘Reports from the future’ warn of floods, storms and searing heat in campaign for climate change summit Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1102 retweets and 35 favorites
    355 shares and 566 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 69 plus ones and 15 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and others posted online by alleged hacker
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 09:03:37

    Website user publishes list of 100 mostly female actors, singers and celebrities of whom they claim to have explicit images Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 24 retweets and 16 favorites
    431 shares and 1335 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 57 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Bill Shorten and Adam Bandt on Australia’s military involvement in Iraq video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-02 at 07:57:00

    Opposition leader Bill Shorten reiterates his support for the supply of ‘light arms’ to Kurdish forces after Iraq’s ambassador to Australia made a call for weapons. Meanwhile, the Greens’ Adam Bandt questions the legality of any such mission without Iraq…

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  17. In Interviews, 3 Americans Held in North Korea Plead for U.S. Help
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-02 at 07:17:40

    The three were interviewed by CNN and The Associated Press, and the choreography of the interviews suggested that North Korea wanted to use the prisoners as bargaining leverage.

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    100 twitter shares, 1438 retweets and 68 favorites
    122 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Decaying Guantánamo Defies Closing Plans
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-02 at 05:44:02

    More than 12 years after the Bush administration first sent detainees to the prison in Cuba, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close it before leaving office.

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    103 twitter shares, 242 retweets and 55 favorites
    564 shares and 553 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 99 plus ones and 16 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Ukraine’s troops retreat from vital airport
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-01 at 22:55:27

    Soldiers abandon defence of an airport in Luhansk after heavy clashes with what Kiev says are Russian tanks.

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    102 twitter shares, 873 retweets and 17 favorites
    152 shares and 484 likes on Facebook
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    7 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Iranians play role in breaking IS siege of Iraqi town
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-02 at 00:48:58

    AMERLI Iraq (Reuters) – Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Shi’ite militiamen paraded through Amerli on Monday, a day after breaking the two-month siege of the northern town by Sunni Islamist militants.

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    103 twitter shares, 1304 retweets and 54 favorites
    46 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
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