1. Barack Obama strolls among the sarsens at Stonehenge in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-06 at 14:33:28

    The US president broke off from discussing world affairs at the Nato summit in Newport, Wales, to visit the stone age monument Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 1113 retweets and 131 favorites
    1909 shares and 9586 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  2. The Education Issue: So Bill Gates Has This Idea for a History Class …
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 22:48:38

    Should one of the world’s richest men get to dictate the future of how we learn about our past?

    3416 shares and 5881 likes on Facebook
    248 shares on LinkedIn
    305 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Kei Nishikori Reaches U.S. Open Final, Beating Novak Djokovic
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 06:11:44

    Kei Nishikori became the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam singles final by defeating top-seeded Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

    1654 shares and 8024 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    34 shares on LinkedIn

  4. 100 Die in 5 Days of Flooding in Northern India
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 20:47:06

    Swollen and swift-moving rivers in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir force thousands of displaced people into relief camps.

    101 twitter shares, 6326 retweets and 62 favorites
    54 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Scottish poll shows majority back breakaway
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-07 at 05:03:38

    Campaign for independence leads opinion polls for first time, 11 days before referendum on future of Scotland.

    101 twitter shares, 3173 retweets and 18 favorites
    341 shares and 713 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Obama Enlists 9 Allies to Help in the Battle Against ISIS
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 07:23:38

    President Obama escalated the response to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Friday, recruiting allies to help crush the group and outlining a strategy that echoes the war on terror.

    1642 shares and 2334 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 2 reshares
    48 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Tony Abbott one year on: how the trust was won and lost
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 03:10:11

    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…

    101 twitter shares, 743 retweets and 28 favorites
    950 shares and 2089 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Obama Delays Immigration Action, Yielding to Democratic Concerns
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 21:32:15

    In putting off action until after the November elections, President Obama was acting out of concern for Senate Democrats on the ballots, White House officials said on Saturday.

    1285 shares and 2099 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    21 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Saudi unveils 900km fence on Iraq border
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-07 at 03:39:07

    Kingdom announces 900km fence along its northern border, as part of efforts to secure its vast desert frontiers.

    103 twitter shares, 925 retweets and 28 favorites
    525 shares and 1026 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Syrian warplanes hit Islamic State-run bakery, training camp: monitor
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-06 at 20:35:20

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian warplanes bombed a bakery run by Islamic State in the city of Raqqa, killing 25 people, in air raids on Saturday that also hit a major training camp used by the insurgent group for a second day running, a group monitoring the war…

    101 twitter shares, 1169 retweets and 47 favorites
    265 shares and 896 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Ex-MI6 chief: encourage UK jihadis to return home
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 01:33:00

    Counter-terrorism expert Richard Barrett says repentant jihadis ‘can expose true nature of Islamic State’ Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 2208 retweets and 29 favorites
    87 shares and 22 likes on Facebook

  12. Afghans Say Taliban Are Nearing Control of Key District
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 16:59:51

    Local Afghan officials say more than 200 police officers and soldiers have been killed during a fierce Taliban offensive in Helmand Province.

    103 twitter shares, 2026 retweets and 77 favorites
    167 shares and 59 likes on Facebook
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Syrian Bombs Hit ISIS-Held Territory
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 01:42:18

    At least 25 people, mostly civilians, were killed in the northeastern province of Raqqa as government forces attacked territory controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

    100 twitter shares, 1653 retweets and 70 favorites
    160 shares and 39 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  14. VIDEO: Gaza girl weeps for her father
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-06 at 14:16:03

    The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville meets two young girls in Gaza whose family were victims of an attack on a UN school injuring their mother and killing their father.

    45 twitter shares, 1892 retweets and 30 favorites
    30 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  15. Qatar confirms arrest of UK rights workers
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-07 at 06:31:06

    Qatar says it arrested Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev last week for "violating the law of the land".

    101 twitter shares, 1698 retweets and 19 favorites
    70 shares and 69 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  16. On Religion: As Iraqi Christians in U.S. Watch ISIS Advance, They See ‘Slow-Motion Genocide’
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 09:44:58

    Worshipers at the Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church in Southfield, Mich., have been trying desperately to raise awareness about persecution in their home country.

    634 shares and 924 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Islamic State ‘kills second Lebanese captive’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-07 at 04:26:44

    Extremist group says it has beheaded Abbas Medlej, one of 19 soldiers captured in assault on the Lebanese town of Arsal.

    100 twitter shares, 1103 retweets and 5 favorites
    97 shares and 174 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  18. Ukraine ceasefire under threat amid claims of shelling near crucial port city
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 03:35:00

    Reports of sustained bombardment in Mariupol’s outskirts, while Ukrainian fighters claim to have been targeted by rocket fire Continue reading…

    100 twitter shares, 186 retweets and 2 favorites
    92 shares and 36 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 750 plus ones and 168 reshares

  19. Iraq welcomes US plan for coalition against jihadists
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-07 at 08:58:14

    Iraq welcomed US President Barack Obama's plan for an international coalition against jihadists as a "strong message of support", after repeatedly calling for aid against the militants. Obama outlined the plan at a NATO summit o…

    96 twitter shares, 1080 retweets and 25 favorites
    94 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  20. Somalia’s al-Shabab names new leader
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-07 at 03:12:34

    Armed group appoints Ahmed Omar as successor to Ahmed Abdi Godane who was killed in US strikes last Tuesday.

    103 twitter shares, 907 retweets and 20 favorites
    116 shares and 96 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    19 shares on LinkedIn

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