1. Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-18 at 08:30:17

    A private, family-requested autopsy shows that Michael Brown was shot at least six times — twice in the head — with all of the bullets striking him in the front.

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    9047 shares and 11785 likes on Facebook
    62 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

  2. ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Has Raised Millions for ALS Association
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-18 at 05:31:41

    The “Ice Bucket Challenge,” a campaign to raise money to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, has caught fire on social media, with celebrities drenching themselves in ice water.

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    3863 shares and 4123 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    219 shares on LinkedIn
    13 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Ferguson Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesters Hours Before Curfew (UPDATE)
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-18 at 09:20:29

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Police cleared Ferguson of protesters hours before a state-imposed curfew was set to take effect, throwing tear gas at individuals who were out in the streets over the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by …

    7993 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4837 retweets and 149 favorites
    857 shares and 2021 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Icac: Tony Abbott says ‘problem’ was Labor banning developer donations
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-18 at 09:40:49

    Prime minister points finger at Labor after being asked on radio about the damage done to the NSW Liberal party by the Icac revelations Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1957 retweets and 35 favorites
    1545 shares and 3427 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 4 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Israeli court allows protesters to picket Palestinian-Jewish wedding
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 20:44:28

    Anti-Arab group urges supporters to bring loudspeakers and horns to wedding of Mahmoud Mansour and Moral Malka Continue reading…

    6339 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1485 retweets and 33 favorites
    2240 shares and 2357 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 58 plus ones and 13 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn
    8 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Confusion as Ebola patients vanish
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-18 at 03:00:40

    There are conflicting reports over the fate of 17 suspected Ebola patients who disappeared after a quarantine centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia was looted.

    6143 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 89 retweets and 15 favorites
    3823 shares and 2055 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  7. National Guard called in after second night of chaos in Ferguson, Missouri
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-18 at 14:36:46

    FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) – Missouri’s governor said on Monday he would send the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to restore calm after authorities forcibly dispersed a crowd protesting last week’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black …

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    102 twitter shares, 5140 retweets and 36 favorites
    281 shares and 133 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  8. National Guard called to Ferguson
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-18 at 16:21:18

    The US state of Missouri is deploying the National Guard to Ferguson as protests escalate over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

    4569 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3908 retweets and 20 favorites
    394 shares and 113 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. James Risen calls Obama ‘greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-18 at 01:54:43

    Journalist refuses to reveal source of story about CIA operation Presidents support for press freedom called hypocritical Continue reading…

    4430 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1643 retweets and 90 favorites
    993 shares and 1091 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 354 plus ones and 116 reshares
    20 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Saudi prince robbed of 250,000 euros in Paris carjacking
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-18 at 16:25:40

    Kalashnikov-wielding robbers have attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with 250,000 euros ($335,000) in cash and reportedly stealing "sensitive" documents, French police said Monday. The spectacular robbery took …

    4000 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 3852 retweets and 23 favorites
    19 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  11. Unidentified war planes, explosions heard in Libyan capital
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-18 at 08:04:38

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Unidentified war planes flew over the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Monday and explosions could be heard, residents said.

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    103 twitter shares, 3604 retweets and 53 favorites
    122 shares and 64 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Iran rocked by 6.3 magnitude earthquake
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-18 at 16:37:53

    At least 60 people injured and power cut after major earthquake struck Iran’s Ilam province, according to state media.

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    102 twitter shares, 3130 retweets and 6 favorites
    144 shares and 298 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  13. Violence Flares in Ferguson After Appeals for Harmony
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-18 at 11:29:51

    Despite efforts throughout the day in local churches to tamp down the outrage, the most chaotic violence in a week of unrest broke out in Ferguson, Mo., on Sunday night.

    3002 Shares
    1209 shares and 1707 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 6 reshares
    33 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Ireland: Woman forced to give birth by caesarean after being denied abortion
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-18 at 00:46:02

    Immigrant saying she was suicidal was refused termination at eight weeks before court made her have the baby at 25 weeks Continue reading…

    2464 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 207 retweets and 17 favorites
    1013 shares and 1119 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Israeli demolitions ‘collective punishment’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-18 at 15:25:31

    Families decry Israel’s demolition of the homes of Palestinians accused of killing three Israeli settlers in June.

    2462 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2097 retweets and 4 favorites
    83 shares and 168 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares

  16. Kurdish forces take parts of Mosul dam from Isis fighters
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 18:47:00

    General reports success and ongoing fighting in offensive launched after US air strikes near critical Iraqi dam Continue reading…

    2104 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 918 retweets and 46 favorites
    164 shares and 173 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 550 plus ones and 138 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Saudi prince’s convoy robbed in Paris hold-up
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-18 at 15:12:24

    Robbers attack Saudi prince’s convoy in Paris, reportedly making off with $335,000 and sensitive documents.

    2062 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 1905 retweets and 13 favorites
    32 shares and 12 likes on Facebook

  18. Craig Emerson calls Andrew Bolt ‘racist’ on Bolt Report video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-18 at 05:25:12

    Andrew Bolt has been called a racist on his own TV show by former Labor frontbencher Craig Emerson. Bolt attacked Qantas’ decision to support the Recognise campaign for Indigenous constitutional recognition as racist, but Emerson said Bolt was the racist …

    1804 Shares
    28 twitter shares, 42 retweets and 2 favorites
    269 shares and 1463 likes on Facebook

  19. Four arrested at Arab-Israeli wedding in Tel Aviv
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-18 at 05:24:38

    Police barricade ceremony against 200 far-right protesters objecting to marriage of Jewish woman and Muslim man Continue reading…

    1720 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 361 retweets and 17 favorites
    308 shares and 148 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 678 plus ones and 96 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Ferguson police officer was ‘doing his job’, say supporters
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-18 at 05:37:49

    Protesters, almost all of whom were white, say Darren Wilson is being victimised as they stage protest in St Louis Continue reading…

    1698 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 317 retweets and 23 favorites
    425 shares and 364 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 402 plus ones and 58 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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