1. Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and vegetables in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-07 at 05:22:59

    MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebe…

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    103 twitter shares, 38059 retweets and 226 favorites
    658 shares and 303 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 2 reshares
    21 shares on LinkedIn
    81 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Kurds, Islamic State clash near Kurdish regional capital
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-07 at 00:32:07

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil in northern Iraq on Wednesday in a change of tactics supported by the Iraqi central government to try to break the Islamists’ momentum.

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    101 twitter shares, 19658 retweets and 105 favorites
    141 shares and 60 likes on Facebook
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    4 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Passengers tilt train carriage to free man trapped in the gap
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 12:12:32

    Staff seek help from commuters to rescue man stuck between train and platform after he stepped awkwardly and slipped Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 20 retweets and 6 favorites
    2970 shares and 14073 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares and 11 plus ones
    27 shares on LinkedIn

  4. The movement that dare not speak its name in Israel
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 23:58:33

    Vocal opposition to the war in Gaza can be hard to express in Israel, where campaigner Gideon Levy says people ‘leave their liberalism’ at the 1967 border Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 6510 retweets and 146 favorites
    1051 shares and 1337 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 372 plus ones and 114 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Israel offers Gaza truce extension
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-07 at 09:13:53

    Israel offers to extend a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, say Israeli officials, but Hamas, which controls Gaza, has yet to agree to the plan.

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    101 twitter shares, 9050 retweets and 75 favorites
    218 shares and 53 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 2 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Crocodile v shark: tourist captures epic Northern Territory battle – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 08:54:32

    A family taking a trip around Australia were treated to more than they bargained for on a crocodile-sighting trip in the Top End, when crocodilian crowd favourite Brutus took on a bull shark in the muddy mangroves. The result? Dinner for Brutus, curtains …

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    102 twitter shares, 358 retweets and 40 favorites
    2252 shares and 5047 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Frances Abbott scholarship: former worker is charged with data breach
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 05:13:52

    Whistleblower who used to work at the Whitehouse Institute of Design to face court after police investigate news of $60,000 scholarship given to PMs daughter Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1705 retweets and 25 favorites
    2040 shares and 3852 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 2 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Rosetta goes into orbit around comet
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-06 at 14:30:12

    In a historic first, a European spacecraft arrives at a speeding comet after a 10-year chase.

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    103 twitter shares, 1391 retweets and 88 favorites
    2222 shares and 3541 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 49 plus ones and 4 reshares
    76 shares on LinkedIn
    24 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Ebola-infected Americans show signs of recovery after experimental ‘cocktail’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 21:48:04

    Nancy Writebol and Kent Brantly show signs of recovery after receiving drug treatment previously only tested on monkeys Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 7134 retweets
    75 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Food companies marketing ‘unhealthy’ foods to children, says study
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 03:31:36

    Advertising of products such as Coco Pops and Smarties, which is allowed by industry, would fail government criteria Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 2488 retweets and 46 favorites
    63 shares and 123 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 3781 plus ones and 709 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Gaza ceasefire holds on second day, extension talks under way
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-07 at 04:59:11

    GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) – A 72-hour Gaza truce held through its second day on Wednesday and Israel said it was ready to extend the deal as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israelis and Palestinians on an enduring end to a war that devastated the Hamas-r…

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    102 twitter shares, 6274 retweets and 50 favorites
    197 shares and 127 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Texas Bolsters Border Patrol With Its Own
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-06 at 23:22:15

    The state has spent $500 million since 2005 to beef up its border security, drawing criticism from scores of detractors who say the threat posed by illegal immigrants and the extent of crime have been exaggerated.

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    1266 shares and 3876 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Murder trial begins for three Israelis accused of killing Palestinian teenager
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 01:32:05

    Joseph Haim Ben-David, 29, and two unnamed minors, have gone on trial for the death of Mohammed Abu Khdeir Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 3703 retweets and 48 favorites
    22 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 283 plus ones and 96 reshares

  14. Cocaine haul in Spanish navy ship
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-06 at 21:52:47

    Spanish police say they have seized 127kg of cocaine located in a storeroom of a navy training ship searched in Cadiz.

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    88 twitter shares, 3848 retweets and 15 favorites
    39 shares and 40 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Iraqi government air strike on Islamic State court kills 60
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-06 at 23:49:00

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An Iraqi government air strike on a Sharia court set up by Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul killed 60 people on Wednesday, the office of the prime minister’s military spokesman said.

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    102 twitter shares, 3376 retweets and 36 favorites
    65 shares and 138 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Israel ‘willing to extend Gaza ceasefire’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-07 at 09:55:05

    Official quoted as saying "Israel has expressed its readiness to extend truce under current terms".

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    101 twitter shares, 980 retweets and 21 favorites
    477 shares and 1293 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. George Brandis concedes website visits will be saved for two years
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 13:43:33

    Attorney general admits metadata collection will include records of websites despite saying web surfing would not be caught Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 968 retweets and 20 favorites
    576 shares and 1098 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Well: Women Pace Marathons Better Than Men Do
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-07 at 02:38:46

    A study of thousands of racers provides unexpected insights into how both genders might improve their race times by noting how the other one runs.

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    1109 shares and 1520 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares
    83 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Perth commuters tilt train to free man – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 15:14:22

    A man at Sterling station in Perth, Australia falls between a stationary train and the platform, trapping his leg. Staff ask passengers on board to move to the other side of the train to tilt it, but this doesn’t work, so staff line up other passengers wh…

    2630 Shares
    91 twitter shares, 78 retweets and 21 favorites
    788 shares and 1605 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    30 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Gazans take stock of damage during ceasefire with Israel in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 17:26:52

    A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is holding for a second day, after a month of fighting Continue reading…

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    42 twitter shares, 14 retweets and 1 favorites
    1004 shares and 1509 likes on Facebook

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