1. Protesters stay out on Hong Kong streets, defying Beijing
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-30 at 04:43:48

    HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters blocked Hong Kong streets in the early hours on Tuesday, maintaining pressure on China as it faces one of its biggest political challenges since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ag…

    103 twitter shares, 46606 retweets and 420 favorites
    674 shares and 1003 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    38 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Brazil presidential candidate airs homophobic rant during TV debate
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 14:11:28

    Fringe candidate Levy Fidelix said gay people needed psychological care and should be kept well away Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1437 retweets and 96 favorites
    5533 shares and 26225 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 1 reshares
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  3. At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano, search called off
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-29 at 23:48:56

    TOKYO (Reuters) – At least 36 people are feared to have died after a Japanese volcano erupted without warning at the weekend, raining ash and stones on hikers, but the search for victims was abandoned on Monday because of fears of toxic gases.

    101 twitter shares, 25904 retweets and 120 favorites
    150 shares and 39 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Escape from Mount Ontake in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 21:13:12

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

    102 twitter shares, 18115 retweets and 236 favorites
    586 shares and 1785 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Spanish court suspends Catalonia independence vote
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-30 at 00:14:37

    MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Constitutional Court suspended on Monday an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November, although political forces in the wealthy north-east region forged ahead with a political campaign ahead of their planned vote….

    102 twitter shares, 14632 retweets and 86 favorites
    47 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. California adopts historic ‘yes means yes’ rule on sexual consent
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 20:17:31

    Officials say legislation will begin a paradigm shift in how college campuses in California prevent and investigate sexual assaultsValenti: The future of campus rape prevention is yes means yes Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 125 retweets and 28 favorites
    641 shares and 1451 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 4154 plus ones and 5000 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack, straining ceasefire
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-29 at 22:51:29

    KIEV (Reuters) – Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed when separatist shelling hit their armoured vehicle near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Monday, putting a fragile ceasefire under further strain.

    102 twitter shares, 7802 retweets and 30 favorites
    78 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Israel’s Netanyahu: Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-30 at 03:26:15

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday tried to shift the spotlight away from the Islamic State militant group and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater threa…

    101 twitter shares, 7552 retweets and 101 favorites
    111 shares and 93 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 2 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  9. U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-30 at 05:19:27

    BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.

    101 twitter shares, 6179 retweets and 84 favorites
    289 shares and 359 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  10. US-led air strikes pound Isis bases in Syria
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 13:40:14

    Coalition raids target oil facilities held by Islamic State while Syrian army bombs areas in Aleppo province overnight Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 593 retweets and 37 favorites
    98 shares and 41 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 3419 plus ones and 908 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  11. World wildlife populations ‘plummet’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-30 at 02:59:43

    The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says.

    103 twitter shares, 2226 retweets and 78 favorites
    1246 shares and 572 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 63 plus ones and 11 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  12. The battle for Hong Kongs future: theres no going back
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 23:40:18

    Regardless of what the end game is, Beijing cannot ignore the pro-democracy protests that have given the people of Hong Kong their voice Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1753 retweets and 47 favorites
    603 shares and 1635 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Mexico students missing after rally
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-29 at 19:38:25

    A search is under way for dozens of Mexican students after they clashed with police at a protest in the southern town of Iguala.

    101 twitter shares, 3376 retweets and 16 favorites
    59 shares and 34 likes on Facebook

  14. Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-30 at 02:41:04

    KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test.

    100 twitter shares, 2863 retweets and 2 favorites
    126 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Armed Intruder at White House Got to East Room
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-30 at 06:35:49

    Omar J. Gonzalez, who jumped the White House fence this month, made it far deeper into the mansion than previously disclosed, overpowering a Secret Service agent before he was tackled, according to a member of Congress.

    1253 shares and 1510 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    55 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Hong Kong: more join protests as crowds are urged to keep going
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-30 at 00:51:29

    Occupy Central leader asks people to stay on until national holiday as tens of thousands pack into heart of city Hong Kong protests: Mondays live blog Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1345 retweets and 32 favorites
    338 shares and 882 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. UNHCR deeply concerned over Cambodia-Australia refugee deal video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 06:05:48

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is ‘deeply concerned’ over a deal struck between Australia and Cambodia, in which Cambodia will resettle potentially hundreds of refugees who were intercepted trying to reach Australia. ‘This is a …

    48 twitter shares, 16 retweets and 1 favorites
    531 shares and 1719 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones

  18. Hong Kong protests: pro-democracy campaigners stand ground ahead of Chinese national day holiday live
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-30 at 09:49:40

    Huge crowds subside but pro-democracy campaigners continue to hold key Hong Kong streets, preparing for renewed protests – and a possible crackdown – on Wednesdays national day holiday.Read the latest blog summary Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1328 retweets and 42 favorites
    201 shares and 285 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 242 plus ones and 89 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Eight migrants die every day trying to reach richer countries, study reveals
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 17:39:00

    Research into migrant deaths in Europe shows 22,000 missing, presumed dead, in past 14 years more than half the global total Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 370 retweets and 18 favorites
    789 shares and 808 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    32 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Iran executes man for heresy
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 22:45:00

    Mohsen Amir-Aslani convicted of insulting prophet Jonah and making innovations in religion through interpretations of Quran Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 684 retweets and 39 favorites
    681 shares and 489 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares and 17 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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