1. Ninety-year-old gay couple marries in Iowa after 72 years together
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-08 at 20:00:19

    Vivian Boyack and Alice Nonie Dubes, 91 and 90, met in hometown of Yale, Iowa, while growing up Continue reading…

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    7370 shares and 53096 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 37 plus ones and 4 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Japanese economy contracts 1.8%
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-08 at 14:07:32

    Japan’s economy contracts more than forecast, shrinking 1.8% in the April-to-June quarter from the previous three months, official figures show.

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  3. Ray Rice Cut by Ravens and Suspended by N.F.L.
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-09 at 01:02:18

    The N.F.L. team terminated Rice’s contract on Monday, after a video, posted by TMZ earlier in the day, showed him punching Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator in Atlantic City in February.

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  4. Ebola spread is exponential in Liberia, thousands of cases expected soon: WHO
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-09 at 01:30:42

    GENEVA (Reuters) – The Ebola virus is spreading fast in Liberia, where many thousands of new cases are expected over the coming three weeks, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

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    102 twitter shares, 18993 retweets and 63 favorites
    174 shares and 91 likes on Facebook
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    8 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Somali Islamists bomb two convoys, killing at least 12
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-09 at 00:27:23

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s Islamist rebel group bombed African peacekeepers and government vehicles on Monday in twin attacks that left at least 12 civilians dead, marking al Shabaab’s first major attack since promising revenge for the killing of its…

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  6. German waiter breaks beer-carrying record video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-08 at 14:15:00

    A German waiter has set a new world record, carrying 27 one-litre beer glasses. Oliver Struempfl, who works at the traditional Gillamoos beer festival in the Bavarian town of Abensberg, carried the beer 40 metres. Struempfl says he trained at the gym for …

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  7. Islamic State launch gunboat attack on river-side town
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-09 at 02:15:57

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State fighters attacked a riverside town north of Baghdad on Monday with gunboats and a car bomb, killing 17 people and wounding 54, a security source said.

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  8. China boy finds 3,000-year-old sword
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-08 at 15:31:06

    Archaeologists date the weapon to the Shang or Zhou dynasties – the dawn of Chinese civilisation.

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  9. EU official: gap with Iran over nuclear program can be narrowed
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-08 at 22:23:00

    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Iran is far apart from the six world powers negotiating with it over scaling back its nuclear program, but that gap could be narrowed in talks next week, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Monday.

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  10. New U.N. rights boss warns of ‘house of blood’ in Iraq, Syria
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-09 at 02:43:26

    GENEVA (Reuters) – The new U.N. human rights chief urged world powers on Monday to protect women and minorities targeted by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, saying the fighters were trying to create a "house of blood."

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  11. Iraqi parliament approves new government headed by Haider al-Abadi
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-09 at 04:08:50

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s parliament approved a new government headed by Haider al-Abadi as prime minister on Monday night, in a bid to rescue Iraq from collapse, with sectarianism and Arab-Kurdish tensions on the rise.

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  12. Another Royal Baby Is Expected for an Uneasy Kingdom
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-09 at 05:50:45

    The announcement of the pregnancy set off speculation about whether it would influence a secession vote in Scotland.

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  13. Bomb blast in Chile wounds 10; government blames ‘terrorists’
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-09 at 04:04:43

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A bomb exploded next to an underground train station in the Chilean capital of Santiago on Monday afternoon, wounding at least 10 people, and the government said it bore the signs of "a terrorist" act.

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    161 shares and 54 likes on Facebook
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  14. Steven Sotloff Was Sold To ISIS By ‘Moderate’ Rebels, Family Spokesman Tells CNN
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-09 at 09:40:51

    Steven Sotloff, the American journalist murdered by Islamic State militants last week, was sold to the terrorist organization by supposedly moderate rebels in Syria, a family spokesman told CNN on Monday night.

    "For the first time, we can say Steve…

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  15. Ukraine president visits frontline city amid ‘shaky’ ceasefire
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-09 at 02:06:45

    MARIUPOL/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visited the eastern port of Mariupol on Monday and promised to deal a "crushing defeat" to pro-Russian rebels massed on the edge of town if they tried to advance in violat…

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    98 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
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  16. British markets spooked by poll showing Scots may vote to break up UK
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-09 at 00:40:15

    LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) – British financial markets tumbled on Monday after an opinion poll showed for the first time this year that Scots may vote for independence in a referendum next week, breaking up the United Kingdom.

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  17. Marin Cilic Defeats Kei Nishikori at U.S. Open for His First Grand Slam Title
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-09 at 08:22:04

    The 14th-seeded Cilic, who defeated Nishikori, is the lowest seed to win the U.S. Open since Pete Sampras won the 2002 tournament as the No. 17 seed.

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  18. Russia ‘blocks Estonia’ over captive
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-08 at 22:23:58

    Estonia says Russia is preventing its consul from seeing a security official detained by Russia at the border and accused of spying.

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    83 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Cameroon ‘kills over 100 Boko Haram fighters’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-09 at 08:11:28

    Government says its army confronted Nigeria-based fighters following attempted incursion into its territory.

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    100 twitter shares, 2485 retweets and 3 favorites
    59 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
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  20. Shooting from across Syrian frontier wounds Israeli soldier
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-08 at 22:43:34

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli soldier was wounded on Monday by errant fire from fighting inside neighboring Syria, the Israeli military said.

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    63 twitter shares, 2352 retweets and 38 favorites
    18 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

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