1. Joan Rivers, a Comic Stiletto Quick to Skewer, Is Dead at 81
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 04:30:40

    From the stage and the red carpet, Ms. Rivers reveled in skewering the rich and famous with cutting remarks and a caustic wit.

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  2. Islamic State kidnaps 40 men in Iraq’s Kirkuk region: residents
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-04 at 19:50:12

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State militants kidnapped 40 men from a town in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk on Thursday, dragging the men into cars before driving off, residents said.

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  3. Indian states on alert after al Qaeda announces local wing
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-04 at 23:06:31

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India put several provinces on heightened alert on Thursday after al Qaeda announced the formation of a wing of the militant group in India and its neighborhood, a senior government official said.

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  4. Former Governor in Virginia Guilty in Bribery Case
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 01:14:00

    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of doing favors for a businessman in exchange for gifts and loans.

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  5. Israel says close to cracking Hamas cell behind teens’ slaying
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-04 at 22:20:43

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has arrested eight Palestinians who had supporting roles in the abduction and killing of three Jewish teenagers in June but the two kidnappers themselves remain at large, Israeli officials said on Thursday.

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  6. Great Dane survives after eating 43 socks and its hospital wins a prize
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 17:04:00

    Portland animal hospital entered the dog’s story, complete with X-rays, in a contest sponsored by a vet magazine Continue reading…

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  7. Fast food protests: civil disobedience results in hundreds of arrests across US  as it happened
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 03:19:34

    Demonstrators call for $15 wage for fast-food workersMore than 400 arrested in 32 cities, organizer saysRestaurant owners group dismisses strikes as PR events Interactive graphic: minimum wage laws nationwideRead the latest blog summaryNews story: Fast-fo…

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  8. Argentine Dinosaur Was an Estimated 130,000 Pounds, and Still Growing
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 03:10:06

    The 85-foot-long dinosaur, whose remains were discovered in 2005 in Argentina but took years to excavate and prepare for study, is among the largest land animals ever.

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  9. Ukraine and rebels back peace plan, ceasefire from Friday
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-05 at 02:28:10

    NEWPORT Wales/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both order ceasefires on Friday, provided that an agreement is signed on a new peace plan to end the five-month war in Ukr…

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  10. BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 06:09:16

    A federal judge determined that the company’s conduct made it chiefly responsible for the oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers.

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  11. An Appraisal: Joan Rivers Could Never Stop Working
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 01:15:24

    Joan Rivers seemed as if she just couldn’t stop herself from telling jokes, driven by a desperation that was all her own.

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  12. Comedian Joan Rivers dies aged 81
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-05 at 01:41:39

    Television host Joan Rivers, best known for her acerbic wit, has died in New York, says her daughter, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.

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  13. ArtsBeat: Joan Rivers Overcame the ‘Handicap of a Woman Comic’
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 03:48:43

    Ms. Rivers’s reputation as a snarky fashion commentator has somewhat obscured her trailblazing comedy career.

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  14. Joan Rivers: 50 Years of Funny
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 00:42:03

    Moments from the groundbreaking career of Joan Rivers.

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  15. What next for Islamic State, the would-be caliphate?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 00:22:07

    Isis is making very modern military and media advances, but its existence is rooted in religion and old sectarian divides Continue reading…

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  16. Tony Abbott one year on: how the trust was won and lost
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 00:30:06

    Even when he knew he would win the election, Tony Abbott refused to risk telling voters the truth. Then came the overreach, the backtracking and the deferred decisions. The question now is whether voters will accept untrustworthiness as a given Continue r…

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  17. Cuts at W.H.O. Hurt Response to Ebola Crisis
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 04:37:27

    The epidemic has exposed gaping holes in the ability to tackle outbreaks in an increasingly interconnected world, where diseases can quickly spread from remote villages to cities housing millions of people.

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  18. Palestinians put Gaza reconstruction cost at $7.8 billion
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-04 at 21:15:42

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) – Rebuilding Gaza will cost $7.8 billion, the Palestinian Authority said on Thursday, in the most comprehensive assessment yet of damage from a seven-week war with Israel during which whole neighborhoods and vital infrastructu…

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  19. 34 miners trapped after Bosnia quake
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-05 at 08:03:30

    Thirty-four miners remained trapped inside a Bosnian coal mine on Friday after an earthquake triggered a gas explosion and caved in two tunnels. "Of 56 miners that were in the mine, 22 made it back to the surface and 34 are still in the affected …

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    62 shares and 137 likes on Facebook
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  20. Jennifer Lawrence nude photo leak: to click or not to click?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 21:27:28

    From private photos to violent videos, the internet is full of degrading material intended to tempt viewers. Can we learn not to gawp? Roxane Gay: the Great Naked Celebrity Photo Leak is just beginning Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 119 retweets and 40 favorites
    408 shares and 655 likes on Facebook
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