1. Police in Ferguson arrest Getty photographer Scott Olson
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 06:28:05

    Arrest marks the second time that police have arrested journalists covering the Ferguson protests Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 25973 retweets and 218 favorites
    940 shares and 933 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 9 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Don Pardo, the Voice of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Dies at 96
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-19 at 09:35:48

    An announcer whose career began with radio and grew with popular game shows like “The Price Is Right,” he was best known for decades of introducing stars on the sketch comedy.

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    3176 shares and 3806 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 80 plus ones and 19 reshares
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  3. Iceland volcano eruption risk level raised to orange for aviation
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-18 at 21:23:59

    Intense seismic activity at the Bardarbunga volcano indicates the potential for a disruptive ash event similar to 2010 Continue reading…

    6657 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 192 retweets and 27 favorites
    2280 shares and 4010 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    34 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Missouri Tries Another Idea: Call In National Guard
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-19 at 06:29:11

    In the days since a teenager was shot to death in Ferguson, Mo., an array of state and local law enforcement authorities have swerved from one approach to another.

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    2135 shares and 2791 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 3 reshares
    45 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Melbourne again tops Economist’s world most liveable cities index
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 08:01:00

    Australian cities rank highly in annual index with Adelaide, Perth and Sydney also in top 10, but Victorian capital dominates for fourth year running Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2060 retweets and 65 favorites
    519 shares and 1486 likes on Facebook
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    17 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Australia going to ‘unthinkable’ lengths to return Syria detainees, emails show
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 05:38:34

    Guardian Australia Exclusive: Emails reveal strategies used by immigration department to send back asylum seekers Syrian asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru being returned to face certain harm, say human rights experts Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1702 retweets and 47 favorites
    720 shares and 849 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Ferguson: 31 arrested as huge show of force fails to quell unrest
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 14:26:06

    Another night of chaos 10 days after shooting of Michael Brown by police in Missouri dashes hopes of easing crisis Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2346 retweets and 38 favorites
    162 shares and 26 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 91 plus ones and 19 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Ukraine presses offensive, claims rebel strike on refugees
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-19 at 16:15:19

    Ukraine on Tuesday pressed a punishing offensive to win back its war-torn east, after claiming that pro-Russian rebels had killed "dozens" of fleeing civilians in a rocket strike. Kiev said "street battles" with insurge…

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    102 twitter shares, 117 retweets and 28 favorites
    861 shares and 1327 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 1 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Elephant deaths reach tipping point
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-19 at 00:31:07

    Africa’s elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.

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    103 twitter shares, 917 retweets and 75 favorites
    849 shares and 390 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 43 plus ones and 5 reshares
    35 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  10. 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 …

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    29 twitter shares, 42 retweets and 2 favorites
    327 shares and 1870 likes on Facebook

  11. Saudi beheads four men for smuggling drugs
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-19 at 00:59:31

    Rights group condemns execution of two sets of brothers accused of importing "large quantities of cannabis".

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    528 shares and 1225 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 28 plus ones and 2 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    88 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Paris raid on Saudi prince’s convoy
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-18 at 20:20:31

    Heavily armed men in northern Paris attack a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police say.

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    102 twitter shares, 790 retweets and 41 favorites
    420 shares and 266 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    120 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Clive Palmer and Jacqui Lambie harden opposition to budget measures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 09:32:19

    Joe Hockey and other ministers use last days of winter break to negotiate GP co-payment and university deregulation changes Continue reading…

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    68 twitter shares, 537 retweets and 29 favorites
    110 shares and 960 likes on Facebook
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  14. Pope lifts ban on ‘left-wing’ bishop
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-19 at 08:33:21

    Pope Francis lifts the ban on the beatification of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, imposed over his suspected Marxist views.

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    103 twitter shares, 420 retweets and 37 favorites
    508 shares and 626 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Iceland raises volcano alert level
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-19 at 00:36:56

    The risk of an eruption at Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has increased, as well as the risk level to the aviation industry, meteorologists say.

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    101 twitter shares, 327 retweets and 23 favorites
    644 shares and 566 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Ferguson crisis: Obama sends attorney general as governor lifts curfew
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 12:25:14

    Eric Holder will review Michael Brown death investigationCurfew abandoned and Missouri national guard sent inTeargas and riot police out on the streets again Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 586 retweets and 39 favorites
    109 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 682 plus ones and 100 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Manus guards charged over death of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 13:12:39

    Two former G4S employees arrested in PNG and on Manus after the 23-year-olds death in February, according to reports Continue reading…

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    72 twitter shares, 530 retweets and 27 favorites
    211 shares and 776 likes on Facebook

  18. Hands up: the message from Ferguson in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-18 at 23:29:40

    There is a weird alchemy that takes place during the construction of a perfect protest sign; the recipe changes according to the circumstances. The shooting and killing of ­unarmed black teenager Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Fe…

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    31 twitter shares and 2 favorites
    15 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 1307 plus ones and 204 reshares

  19. Troops in Iraq Rout Sunni Militants From a Key Dam
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-19 at 12:09:49

    Kurdish and Iraqi forces took control of the Mosul Dam, Iraq’s largest, but fighting continued at the site of a separate dam, officials said.

    1268 Shares
    481 shares and 745 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 2 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Lens Blog: Women Beyond the Veil in Mali
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-18 at 19:24:34

    Katie Orlinsky traveled throughout Mali for almost a month, speaking with women who had lived under Shariah law imposed by Islamic radicals.

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    343 shares and 798 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    17 shares on LinkedIn

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