1. Two anti-government marches arrive in Pakistani capital
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 00:41:21

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Two large anti-government movements entered the Pakistani capital late on Friday night, presenting the 15-month-old civilian government with its biggest challenge yet.

    40092 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 39553 retweets and 296 favorites
    96 shares and 37 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas Is Indicted on Charge of Abuse of Power
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-16 at 07:41:52

    A grand jury indicted the governor of Texas on two felony counts in an investigation examining his handling of a local district attorney’s drunken driving arrest and the state financing for a public corruption unit under the lawyer’s c…

    32176 Shares
    9275 shares and 22491 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 295 plus ones and 28 reshares
    39 shares on LinkedIn
    28 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Aid convoy stops short of border as Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 17:19:00

    Armoured personnel carriers and support vehicles cross the border, while the 280-truck convoy comes to a halt separately Continue reading…

    24535 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 13407 retweets and 414 favorites
    5971 shares and 4466 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 3 reshares
    133 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Hezbollah sees Islamic State insurgents as threat to Gulf, Jordan
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 01:25:18

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Hezbollah leader described the radical Islamist movement that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria as a growing "monster" that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states, according to an intervie…

    14039 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 13661 retweets and 88 favorites
    128 shares and 43 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria: witnesses
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-15 at 23:10:54

    MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday.

    10037 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 9697 retweets and 80 favorites
    124 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  6. ‘New mass abduction’ in Nigeria
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-15 at 21:13:39

    Reports emerge of a new mass abduction in north-eastern Nigeria, suspected to have been carried out by Islamist militants Boko Haram.

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    102 twitter shares, 9340 retweets and 3 favorites
    380 shares and 182 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Kiev says forces destroyed Russian armour inside Ukraine
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 05:02:02

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine said its artillery destroyed part of a Russian armoured column that entered its territory overnight and said its forces came under shellfire from Russia on Friday in what appeared to be a major military escalation between the ex-S…

    8398 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 7427 retweets and 134 favorites
    463 shares and 215 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn
    8 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Emotions Flare in Missouri Amid Police Statements
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-16 at 06:36:13

    The manner in which the police identified the officer involved in the death of Michael Brown and released evidence that Mr. Brown was a suspect in a robbery renewed tension in the Missouri town.

    6331 Shares
    2706 shares and 3405 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 154 plus ones and 21 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Resisting Nazis, He Saw Need for Israel. Now He Is Its Critic.
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-16 at 15:53:53

    Henk Zanoli, 91, who saved a Jewish boy in 1943, said he could not keep the award he received from Israel after six relatives of his grandniece’s Palestinian husband were killed in Gaza last month.

    5995 Shares
    2557 shares and 3345 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 1 reshares
    55 shares on LinkedIn

  10. U.N. nuclear chief to visit Iran before investigation deadline
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-15 at 21:03:55

    VIENNA (Reuters) – U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano will visit Iran on Sunday in an apparent attempt to push for progress in a long-running investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran.

    5964 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 5694 retweets and 70 favorites
    52 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 33 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  11. German security recorded Clinton conversation: media
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 00:21:15

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German security agents recorded a conversation involving Hillary Clinton while she was U.S. Secretary of State, media reported on Friday, a potential embarrassment for Berlin which has lambasted Washington for its widespread surveillanc…

    5497 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4850 retweets and 111 favorites
    267 shares and 147 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Hamas negotiator: We are not interested in confrontation – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 01:06:00

    Hamas negotiator Khalil al-Hayya says the Islamist organisation is open to a long-term truce with Israel, but warns it will retaliate if provoked. He calls on Israel to stop ‘playing with terminologies and hiding behind them’, and threatens to renew confr…

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    18 twitter shares
    12 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 4046 plus ones and 849 reshares

  13. Ebola epidemic to take six months to control
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-16 at 07:41:50

    Medical charity says extraordinary measures needed to contain killer disease stalking several West African nations.

    4769 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2868 retweets and 6 favorites
    404 shares and 1354 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 7 reshares

  14. Palestinians accuse Israel of violating Gaza truce
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 00:47:40

    GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza accused Israel on Friday of a cross-border shooting in violation of a truce that has largely held since getting off to a shaky start on Thursday.

    4764 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4525 retweets and 51 favorites
    74 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Exclusive: Sunni leaders open to joining Iraq government if conditions met
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-15 at 20:17:30

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq’s Sunni Muslim heartland who rebelled against outgoing premier Nuri al-Maliki’s Shi’ite-led government are willing to join the new administration if certain conditions are met, a spokesman said on F…

    4366 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 4176 retweets and 55 favorites
    26 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Ebola Epidemic Most Likely Much Larger Than Reported, W.H.O. Says
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-15 at 22:20:34

    More than 1,100 deaths have been reported in four African nations, but the World Health Organization said the actual number is almost certainly higher.

    4251 Shares
    2327 shares and 1861 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 13 plus ones
    37 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Two players die at world chess event in Norway
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-15 at 23:14:58

    Competitor dies in the middle of a match during Chess Olympiad in Norway and another is found dead in hotel room Continue reading…

    4228 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 323 retweets and 49 favorites
    1588 shares and 2090 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 46 plus ones and 4 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Rick Perry: Texas governor indicted for abuse of power allegations
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-16 at 15:06:18

    Potential Republican presidential candidate faces sentence of five to 99 years after vetoing funding for corruption presecutors Continue reading…

    3894 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1387 retweets and 47 favorites
    523 shares and 992 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 777 plus ones and 42 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  19. 11 dead in attacks on air force bases in Pakistan’s Quetta
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 00:16:51

    QUETTA Pakistan (Reuters) – Eleven Taliban-linked militants were killed and 13 members of the Pakistani security forces wounded in attacks on two air force bases in the west Pakistan city of Quetta on Thursday, officials said.

    3857 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 3629 retweets and 57 favorites
    63 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Gazans return to ruined homes as truce holds
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-15 at 13:50:05

    Five-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas encourages many Palestinians to head back home to inspect damage.

    3533 Shares
    1037 shares and 2485 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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