1. George Galloway ‘beaten over Israel comments’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-30 at 10:32:09

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

    19851 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 3672 retweets and 74 favorites
    5112 shares and 10828 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 25 plus ones and 8 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-31 at 09:24:36

    Clashes are continuing in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif, with 300 reported injured.

    15245 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 15132 retweets
    12 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  3. Why I stopped wearing the headscarf
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-31 at 05:06:59

    Why I stopped wearing the headscarf

    14291 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 14095 retweets and 2 favorites
    65 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  4. Philippine troops in Syria rescued
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-31 at 09:56:44

    Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive.

    11817 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 11656 retweets and 8 favorites
    39 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  5. At Ferguson March, Call to Halt Traffic in Labor Day Highway Protest
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 01:48:06

    In the continuing protests over the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer, protesters were encouraged to tie up traffic on the Labor Day holiday.

    10823 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 9646 retweets and 110 favorites
    432 shares and 514 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Syrian Rebels Trade Fire With Troops From U.N.
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 01:23:42

    Gunfire broke out on Saturday between United Nations peacekeepers in southern Syria and the Islamist rebels who had been surrounding their base near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

    9374 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 9133 retweets and 80 favorites
    44 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Power Up: In E-Sports, Video Gamers Draw Real Crowds and Big Money
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-30 at 22:48:14

    Professional video gaming is becoming a worldwide spectator sport offering big prizes to competitors and helping the game industry gain even greater cultural and economic clout.

    7749 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 5987 retweets and 212 favorites
    687 shares and 575 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 3 reshares
    143 shares on LinkedIn
    20 views on StumbleUpon

  8. China warns of Hong Kong ‘meddling’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-30 at 16:05:29

    China warns foreign countries against "meddling" in Hong Kong’s politics ahead of a crucial announcement on the territory’s election process.

    7593 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 7220 retweets and 33 favorites
    135 shares and 89 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Pakistani Opposition Clashes With the Police
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 01:53:43

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Saturday that he would not resign and called the demands to do so by his opponents “unacceptable” and “unconstitutional.”

    7264 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 6985 retweets and 64 favorites
    81 shares and 26 likes on Facebook
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  10. China struggles with mental health problems of ‘left-behind’ children
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-31 at 01:00:00

    Youngsters have been isolated by government one-child policy and parents moving to find work Continue reading…

    6907 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 20 retweets and 10 favorites
    43 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 5816 plus ones and 916 reshares

  11. ISIS Militants Behead Lebanese Soldier and Hold 18 More
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 00:43:42

    A video posted on social media sites on Saturday showed members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria beheading a soldier captured when militants seized a Lebanese border town.

    4095 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3648 retweets and 82 favorites
    194 shares and 55 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  12. ISIS Displaying a Deft Command of Varied Media
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-30 at 21:29:01

    ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is using every contemporary mode of messaging to recruit fighters, intimidate enemies and promote its claim to have established a caliphate.

    3970 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3035 retweets and 289 favorites
    390 shares and 101 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    38 shares on LinkedIn

  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.

    3539 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 95 retweets and 2 favorites
    1533 shares and 1763 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 3 reshares
    21 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Worlds apart: From Gaza to Sydney
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-30 at 18:52:23

    Australia and Gaza share ocean views, but not much else

    3469 Shares
    68 twitter shares, 3308 retweets and 77 favorites
    14 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  15. Will Brazil elect Marina Silva as the world’s first Green president?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-31 at 03:38:32

    Born into a poor, mixed-race Amazon family, Marina Silva is on the verge of a stunning election win after taking over her party Continue reading…

    3448 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 3076 retweets and 43 favorites
    125 shares and 96 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  16. George Galloway, British Lawmaker, Is Released From Hospital After Attack
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-30 at 23:47:59

    A spokesman for George Galloway, known for his vocal criticism of Israel, said the attack on Friday was related to his declaration that a city in northern England was an “Israel-free zone.”

    2871 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2470 retweets and 97 favorites
    127 shares and 59 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    8 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Rams Cut Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player Drafted in N.F.L.
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 02:39:12

    On the final day of cuts across the league, the St. Louis Rams released defensive lineman Michael Sam, a seventh-round pick out of Missouri.

    2460 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1569 retweets and 79 favorites
    333 shares and 326 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn
    42 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Bahrain arrests top human rights activist
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-31 at 09:08:15

    Maryam al-Khawaja, who campaigns against abuse in Gulf state, charged with insulting king and assault on arrival.

    2460 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2138 retweets and 27 favorites
    62 shares and 128 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. U.S. Strikes Militants Besieging Turkmen in Iraq
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 08:04:41

    American planes struck the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and dropped food, water and aid near the northern town of Amerli.

    2332 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2103 retweets and 64 favorites
    57 shares on Facebook
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Lesotho Military Moves on Police
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 01:12:41

    The country’s prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, although a spokesman for the army said the soldiers were only securing the country.

    2325 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2108 retweets and 63 favorites
    45 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

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