1. Indonesian family finds daughter swept away in 2004 tsunami
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 10:05:20

    Mother says Raudhatul Jannah was rescued from sea and taken in by islanders until an uncle spotted her in street In pictures: tsunami girl reunited with family Continue reading…

    34046 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1689 retweets and 75 favorites
    4299 shares and 27854 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-08 at 19:46:36

    Since he was a child, Zero Freitas has been unable to stop buying records. Now he wants to save every album in existence

    26001 Shares
    8422 shares and 17440 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 4 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn
    70 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Spanish civil war nostalgics join fight alongside Ukrainian rebels
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 22:56:32

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Angel Davilla-Rivas, a Spaniard who came to east Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels, proudly shows off two big monochrome portraits of Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, tattooed on the right and left s…

    23022 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 22672 retweets and 158 favorites
    60 shares and 28 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  4. Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-09 at 03:49:08

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in a month-old war.

    10025 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 9187 retweets and 173 favorites
    355 shares and 182 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  5. U.S. bombs Islamic State after Obama call to prevent Iraq ‘genocide’
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-09 at 04:38:30

    BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) – U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq’s Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".

    8948 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 7351 retweets and 221 favorites
    725 shares and 492 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 1 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Militants say seeking prisoner swap with Lebanon
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 23:43:16

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamist militants holding 19 Lebanese soldiers seized during an incursion into Lebanon said on Friday they had demanded the release of Islamist prisoners in exchange for letting their captives go.

    8710 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 8544 retweets and 22 favorites
    35 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  7. Iraq crisis: who are the Yazidis and why is Isis hunting them?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 13:22:00

    The Iraqi ethnic and religious minority descends from some of the regions most ancient roots and face executions for a reputation as devil worshippersUS considers air strikes and aid to Iraqis trapped on mountain Continue reading…

    7571 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1640 retweets and 135 favorites
    2588 shares and 3058 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 3 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Ukraine troops break out of encirclement, 15 troops killed
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 23:52:25

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian army units which had been trapped by separatists on the border with Russia broke out of the blockade on Friday and rejoined government forces, but 15 soldiers and border guards were killed in the operation, the Ukrainian militar…

    6589 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6367 retweets and 36 favorites
    78 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  9. Deadly Gaza conflict reignites as Egypt urges new truce
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-09 at 08:41:28

    Israeli warplanes pounded targets in Gaza Saturday, a day after killing at least five Palestinians, and militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel after attempts to extend a three-day truce stalled. The month-long conflict flared once again after media…

    5851 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 5085 retweets and 88 favorites
    333 shares and 240 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Gaza fighting resumes after ceasefire ends
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-09 at 01:11:36

    Ten-year-old child killed in Gaza City, while three others died following a drone strike in Khan Younis.

    5817 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2295 retweets and 49 favorites
    1263 shares and 2018 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 53 plus ones and 14 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  11. IBM Develops a New Chip That Functions Like a Brain
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 01:03:54

    The processor, named TrueNorth, may eventually excel at calculations that stump today’s supercomputers.

    5359 Shares
    2014 shares and 2564 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 70 plus ones and 27 reshares
    404 shares on LinkedIn
    260 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Australia’s ‘cruel’ asylum regime must end, say 190 experts
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 07:18:09

    Array of leading figures sign statement calling for a halt to mandatory detention and unacceptable asylum-seeker policy Continue reading…

    5106 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1447 retweets and 79 favorites
    855 shares and 2617 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. U.S. Jets and Drones Attack Militants in Iraq, Hoping to Stop Advance
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-09 at 06:19:49

    American warplanes launched airstrikes against Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Friday, destroying rebel positions around Erbil, the Kurdish capital.

    5038 Shares
    2528 shares and 2283 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 99 plus ones and 15 reshares
    93 shares on LinkedIn

  14. WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 15:45:00

    Director general Margaret Chan says west African countries’ health systems need international help to manage infection Continue reading…

    4853 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 3441 retweets and 36 favorites
    717 shares and 510 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    36 shares on LinkedIn

  15. US warplanes bomb Islamic State group in Iraq
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-09 at 02:21:37

    Pentagon says F/A-18 aircraft launched attacks on mobile artillery piece, convoy and mortar positions near Erbil.

    4725 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 240 retweets and 25 favorites
    1337 shares and 3005 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  16. US begins air strikes against Isis targets in Iraq, Pentagon says
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 21:30:26

    Barack Obama authorised targeted air strikes against militant jihadists on Thursday to assist in protection of civilians Continue reading…

    4705 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1826 retweets and 55 favorites
    987 shares and 998 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 592 plus ones and 115 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Victoria zoos train Maremma bodyguards in bid to save bandicoots
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 14:09:15

    Maremma dogs have protected a colony of little penguins and conservationists hope their next mission will be as successfulMaremma dogs trained as bandicoot bodyguards in pictures Continue reading…

    3794 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 189 retweets and 26 favorites
    1043 shares and 2434 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  18. Isis persecution of Iraqi Christians has become genocide, says religious leaders
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-09 at 00:10:21

    Calls for UK to give asylum to those fleeing violence come as Syrian Kurdish fighters resisting jihadist attacks appeal for help Continue reading…

    3500 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2612 retweets and 82 favorites
    451 shares and 239 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Gaza crisis: a closer look at Israeli strikes on UNRWA schools
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-09 at 00:01:44

    UN-run schools acting as civilian shelters have been hit seven times during Israels Gaza offensive. We catalogue them in detail Continue reading…

    3203 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2248 retweets and 36 favorites
    398 shares and 380 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 6 reshares

  20. Gaza conflict: Hamas far from disabled after weeks of fighting
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 20:39:50

    Even top-end estimates of casualties are but a fraction of the strength of Hamas’ military brigades and other groups Gaza: a close look at Israeli strikes on UNRWA schools Continue reading…

    2979 Shares
    83 twitter shares, 1383 retweets and 33 favorites
    49 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 1179 plus ones and 231 reshares

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