1. U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 23:23:23

    QUNEITRA Golan Heights (Reuters) – U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 44 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants i…

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    101 twitter shares, 14628 retweets and 63 favorites
    75 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
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    6 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Judge Rejects Texas Stricture on Abortions
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-30 at 04:57:02

    A federal judge in Austin, Tex., blocked a stringent new rule on Friday that would have forced more than half of the state’s remaining abortion clinics to close.

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    26 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N.
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 23:14:12

    GENEVA (Reuters) – Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance of Islamist militants or are having difficulty in reaching open border crossings, the United Nations said.

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    103 twitter shares, 6210 retweets and 100 favorites
    302 shares and 332 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 30 plus ones and 3 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    9 views on StumbleUpon

  4. U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-29 at 20:09:05

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United States has begun delivering nearly $20 million of arms including assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and mortars to bolster Lebanon’s army after Islamist insurgents seized a border town for several days this month, U.S. offici…

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    101 twitter shares, 6003 retweets and 33 favorites
    68 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  5. George Galloway ‘beaten over Israel comments’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-30 at 07:55:27

    Pro-Palestinian British MP attacked in London street by man said to have been shouting about the Holocaust.

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    103 twitter shares, 3804 retweets and 56 favorites
    795 shares and 1353 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. More than 3m have fled Syria – UN
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-29 at 13:32:53

    The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.

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    103 twitter shares, 4032 retweets and 42 favorites
    778 shares and 635 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 4 reshares
    21 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-30 at 01:51:34

    LAKE SELIGER Russia/KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebel…

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    102 twitter shares, 4842 retweets and 81 favorites
    284 shares and 132 likes on Facebook
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    20 shares on LinkedIn

  8. UK’s terror threat level raised
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-29 at 23:34:29

    The UK’s terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.

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    102 twitter shares, 1642 retweets and 55 favorites
    1684 shares and 1021 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 53 plus ones and 6 reshares
    86 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Tony Abbott says first fleet arrival is the defining moment in Australian history
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 09:07:14

    Its British settlement that has most profoundly shaped the country that we are, says prime minister Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 633 retweets and 23 favorites
    947 shares and 2184 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Mount Tavurvur erupts in Papua New Guinea in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 16:50:59

    Mount Tavurvur has rumbled to life on the tip of the remote island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed. The volcano destroyed the town of Rabaul when it erupted simultan…

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    66 twitter shares, 5 retweets
    907 shares and 2340 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  11. Russians start asking: are we at war?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 09:30:10

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

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    101 twitter shares, 267 retweets and 6 favorites
    517 shares and 700 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 1192 plus ones and 186 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    10 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Iceland’s volcano ash alert lifted
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-30 at 03:03:56

    An eruption near Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.

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    102 twitter shares, 876 retweets and 33 favorites
    873 shares and 927 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 2 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Senegal confirms first Ebola case
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-30 at 01:58:21

    Senegal’s health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.

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    99 twitter shares, 117 retweets and 4 favorites
    1293 shares and 1320 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 4 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Protesters block entry as World Congress of Families starts in chaos
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-30 at 06:54:18

    Speakers and attendees held up on their way in to the Catch the Fire evangelical ministries venue in suburban Melbourne Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 354 retweets and 30 favorites
    479 shares and 1823 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Burmese beauty queen ‘vanishes with tiara’ from pageant
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 17:09:20

    May Myat Noe alleged to have run off with crown after contest organisers said she should have breast enhancement operation Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 34 retweets and 7 favorites
    740 shares and 1818 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Inside Putinworld, where few risk speaking truth to power
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-29 at 23:36:34

    Kremlinology is back in vogue, the inner circle contracts and ruthless competition is encouraged among underlings Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1603 retweets and 141 favorites
    333 shares and 373 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 52 plus ones and 6 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  17. ISIS Fears Prompt Britain to Raise Terrorism Threat Level
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-29 at 22:22:38

    Alarmed by the suspected presence of hundreds of British jihadists among Sunni militants in Syria and Iraq, the government also said new laws would be introduced to counter security threats.

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    931 shares and 1248 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  18. 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…

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    100 twitter shares, 120 retweets and 7 favorites
    131 shares and 85 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 1372 plus ones and 292 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Brazil’s economy enters recession
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-29 at 19:24:17

    A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil’s economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.

    2088 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 105 retweets and 14 favorites
    727 shares and 1065 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    72 shares on LinkedIn

  20. George Galloway attacked on street
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-30 at 06:59:47

    George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.

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    102 twitter shares, 1228 retweets and 74 favorites
    328 shares and 325 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 views on StumbleUpon

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