1. F1 boss Ecclestone pays to end trial
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-05 at 18:26:41

    A German court agrees to end the bribery trial of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone in exchange for a $100m (£60m) payment from him.

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    103 twitter shares, 59852 retweets and 1568 favorites
    1694 shares and 2442 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 58 plus ones and 7 reshares
    27 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Afghan Kills U.S. General; Others Injured
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-06 at 06:20:55

    An Afghan soldier killed Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, who appeared to be the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in hostilities overseas since the Vietnam War.

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  3. U.S. General Is Killed in Attack at Afghan Base; Others Injured
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-06 at 06:20:55

    An Afghan soldier killed Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, who appeared to be the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in hostilities overseas since the Vietnam War.

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    20 Google+ Shares, 71 plus ones and 14 reshares
    87 shares on LinkedIn
    168 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Gaza ceasefire sets stage for Cairo talks
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-06 at 09:18:58

    Humanitarian truce brokered by Egypt holds in Palestinian enclave as both sides agree to take part in indirect talks.

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    103 twitter shares, 11804 retweets and 147 favorites
    577 shares and 604 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour Gaza truce begins
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-06 at 02:22:52

    GAZA/CAIRO/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel withdrew ground forces from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and started a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war.

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    213 shares and 107 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 1 reshares
    32 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  6. White House Weighs Actions to Deter Overseas Tax Flight
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-06 at 00:47:38

    Treasury officials are assembling an array of options that would wipe out the enticements of so-called tax inversions.

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  7. UN alarm over Iraqi Yazidi children
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-05 at 19:18:48

    The UN children’s agency has expressed “extreme concern” over reports that 40 children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority died after an offensive by jihadists.

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  8. Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-06 at 01:45:31

    The hacked records, discovered by a security firm based in Milwaukee, include user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses.

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    4401 shares and 1596 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 64 plus ones and 19 reshares
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    64 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Ukraine keeps up anti-rebel offensive with nervous eye on Russia
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-06 at 00:34:12

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian government forces, backed by warplanes, kept up a military offensive to claw back lost territory from pro-Russian separatists on Tuesday while casting a nervous eye at Russian military exercises over the border.

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    106 shares and 28 likes on Facebook
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  10. Ceasefire agreed in Lebanese border town battle
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-06 at 02:33:54

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Lebanese army and Islamist militants agreed a 24-hour ceasefire on Tuesday after four days of fighting triggered by the rebels’ seizure of a border town, in the most serious spillover of Syria’s three-year civil war into Lebanon.

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  11. Palestinian leaders poised to join ICC in order to pursue Israel for war crimes
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 23:49:46

    Diplomats expect plan to join international criminal court and call for investigation to be used as bargaining chip in Cairo talks Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 627 retweets and 32 favorites
    964 shares and 2466 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 695 plus ones and 149 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  12. U.S. general dead, German general wounded in Afghan attack
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-06 at 05:07:42

    KABUL (Reuters) – A U.S. general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded on Tuesday, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said.

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    103 twitter shares, 4142 retweets and 138 favorites
    273 shares and 131 likes on Facebook
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    27 shares on LinkedIn
    40 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Gaza truce pushes into second day ahead of Cairo talks
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-06 at 08:52:22

    A fragile ceasefire in Gaza pushed into a second day Wednesday as Israeli and Palestinian delegations prepared for crunch talks in Cairo to try to extend the 72-hour truce. The ceasefire, which came into effect Tuesday and carried past midnight into Wedne…

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    102 twitter shares, 4110 retweets and 44 favorites
    49 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  14. Tim Huelskamp Wins GOP Primary After Unexpectedly Strong Challenge
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-06 at 09:20:42

    Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) won Tuesday’s Republican primary despite an unexpectedly strong challenge from fellow Republican Alan LaPolice, the Associated Press reports.

    Huelskamp was hammered with ad buys from the Now or Never PAC due to his support of…

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    140 shares and 4032 likes on Facebook

  15. Gaza crisis: Israel and Hamas begin 72-hour ceasefire
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 19:30:00

    Hostilities suspended as of Tuesday morning, with Israel saying it has finished destroying tunnels and withdrawn forces Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 82 retweets and 6 favorites
    909 shares and 2641 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 112 plus ones and 27 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Israel Exits Gaza; Truce Takes Hold
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-06 at 01:29:58

    As a 72-hour truce mediated by Egypt took hold, Israel said it had withdrawn its forces from Gaza and Hamas said it would engage in talks on a lasting peace arrangement.

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    1025 shares and 2552 likes on Facebook
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  17. Last of the burrnesha: Balkan women who pledged celibacy to live as men
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 17:30:34

    ‘Sworn virgins’ exchange limited rights of women for freedoms of men in patriarchal Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo Continue reading…

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    80 twitter shares, 68 retweets and 15 favorites
    1225 shares and 2163 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Incomes and Outcomes: A New Report Argues Inequality Is Causing Slower Growth. Here’s Why It Matters.
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-05 at 22:32:49

    A new report says inequality is causing slower growth. It is not a novel conclusion. The surprise is the source: Standard & Poor’s.

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    1687 shares and 1777 likes on Facebook
    98 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Experts: Give new US Ebola drug to Africans
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-06 at 08:36:51

    World’s top Ebola specialists question why only US aid workers given experimental drug, but firm says little available.

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    101 twitter shares, 2820 retweets and 9 favorites
    133 shares and 262 likes on Facebook
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  20. If we are Team Australia, we need to be told more about these policies
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 15:32:56

    We still dont know if Abbott agrees with Brandis on bigots, what the terror laws really mean or if they are actually needed Continue reading…

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    38 twitter shares, 16 retweets and 5 favorites
    128 shares and 404 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 1659 plus ones and 255 reshares
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