1. House-sized asteroid flies by Earth
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-08 at 05:57:25

    A 60ft asteroid is flying close to Earth but is not expected to pose any danger, US space agency Nasa says.

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    101 twitter shares, 38680 retweets and 7 favorites
    393 shares and 100 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. At Joan Rivers’s Funeral, Celebrities, Cameras and Crowds
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 21:34:07

    Hundreds of people gathered in Manhattan to say goodbye to the comedian, who once wrote of the funeral she wanted: “a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action.”

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    2191 shares and 10739 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Singles Title
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-08 at 03:40:39

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.
    Williams equaled Chris Evert and …

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    101 twitter shares, 3497 retweets and 194 favorites
    1101 shares and 7170 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 06:48:22

    Prominent Washington think tanks, nonprofits known for their impartiality, have received tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments while pushing United States government officials to adopt policies that often reflect the donors’ prior…

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    4623 shares and 5042 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 1 reshares
    349 shares on LinkedIn
    38 views on StumbleUpon

  5. U.S. Open 2014: Serena Williams Beats Caroline Wozniacki for 18th Grand Slam Title
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-08 at 06:41:04

    Top-ranked Serena Williams tied Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the career list for Grand Slam singles titles, defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the United States Open final.

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    1569 shares and 5212 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Destroying ISIS May Take Years, U.S. Officials Say
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-08 at 06:56:31

    The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a phased campaign requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to officials.

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    103 twitter shares, 5983 retweets and 109 favorites
    254 shares and 85 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Tennis Fans Rejoice After Kei Nishikori’s Win Over Novak Djokovic
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-07 at 07:30:15

    In Japan, tennis fans rejoiced as Kei Nishikori became the first man from Japan, and Asia, to reach a Grand Slam final.

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    753 shares and 4927 likes on Facebook
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    19 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Small meteorite strikes Nicaragua, government says
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-08 at 06:18:31

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government said Sunday that a mysterious boom heard overnight in the capital was made by a small meteorite that left a crater in a wooded area near Managua's airport.

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    91 twitter shares, 4682 retweets and 56 favorites
    170 shares and 60 likes on Facebook

  9. Egypt arrests seven over ‘gay wedding’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-08 at 04:42:51

    Authorities detain seven men accused of appearing in a video apparently showing the country’s first gay marriage.

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    103 twitter shares, 2960 retweets and 73 favorites
    442 shares and 912 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    18 views on StumbleUpon

  10. ‘Meteorite’ smashes into Nicaraguan capital
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-08 at 08:42:09

    A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite, officials said Sunday. "We are convinced that this was a meteorite. We have seen the crate…

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    101 twitter shares, 2526 retweets and 18 favorites
    708 shares and 262 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 20 plus ones and 4 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Anjem Choudary: the British extremist who backs the caliphate
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 04:34:17

    Anjem Choudary, the radical Muslim linked to many Britons who have fought in Syria, talks about stoning women, rejecting democracy and freedom, and why executions are OK Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 805 retweets and 43 favorites
    929 shares and 1107 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Tony Abbott protects a vulnerable claim: that he hasn’t broken promises
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 13:06:59

    By sticking to the line that his election promises are being kept, the PM seems to think voters will eventually believe him Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 916 retweets and 25 favorites
    598 shares and 1369 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-08 at 07:16:33

    Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on…

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    28 twitter shares and 2 favorites
    500 shares and 2342 likes on Facebook
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Doubts cast on witness’s account of black man killed by police in Walmart
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 20:07:26

    Alleged to have threatened customers, John Crawford, 22, was having a phone conversation while holding an unloaded BB gun Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1421 retweets and 73 favorites
    604 shares and 609 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 4 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Isis beheadings of journalists are against Islam, says Abu Qatada
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-08 at 02:46:00

    Islamist cleric’s comments, from a cell in Jordan, highlight rift between jihadist groups Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra Continue reading…

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    79 twitter shares, 57 retweets and 6 favorites
    35 shares and 65 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 2047 plus ones and 273 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Libya accuses Sudan of arming rebels
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-08 at 04:41:07

    Government intercepts flight and expels Sudan military attache amid accusations Khartoum was flying weapons to Tripoli.

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    102 twitter shares, 1723 retweets and 16 favorites
    137 shares and 223 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares

  17. Isis fighters must be allowed back into UK, says ex-MI6 chief
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-07 at 14:14:00

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

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    103 twitter shares, 523 retweets and 56 favorites
    622 shares and 764 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Pakistan and Kashmir floods kill hundreds
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-08 at 07:39:07

    More than 335 dead and thousands homeless in Pakistan and the Indian and Pakistan-administered areas of Kashmir.

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    101 twitter shares, 1322 retweets and 4 favorites
    129 shares and 224 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  19. Ukraine truce shaken by new shelling
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-08 at 06:12:13

    There has been fresh shelling near Donetsk airport, but European observers say the fighting is not sufficient to make Ukraine’s ceasefire collapse.

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    101 twitter shares, 890 retweets and 21 favorites
    310 shares and 248 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Abbas threatens to end Hamas unity deal
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-08 at 04:49:50

    Palestinian president threatens to break off unity deal if Hamas does not allow new government to operate in Gaza Strip.

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    101 twitter shares, 236 retweets and 4 favorites
    332 shares and 839 likes on Facebook
    6 shares on LinkedIn

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