1. Israel claims West Bank land for possible settlement use, draws U.S. rebuke
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-01 at 04:32:39

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.

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    103 twitter shares, 24950 retweets and 417 favorites
    838 shares and 540 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 3 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  2. VIDEO: Meet Japan’s Batman – Chibatman
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-01 at 05:47:45

    The BBC’s meets Chibatman – a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation.

    9821 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 8349 retweets and 102 favorites
    507 shares and 738 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Op-Ed Contributor: Arm Ukraine or Surrender
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-31 at 21:47:24

    The West must back Kiev militarily or back down from Russia.

    5679 Shares
    2565 shares and 3013 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 28 plus ones and 6 reshares
    34 shares on LinkedIn
    13 views on StumbleUpon

  4. ‘Screaming’ cat saves man from fire that gutted house in Melbourne
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 09:29:47

    Craig Jeeves was woken up by his tabby, Sally, and managed to escape with only smoke inhalation injuries Continue reading…

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    48 twitter shares, 4 retweets and 7 favorites
    950 shares and 4403 likes on Facebook

  5. Will Brazil elect Marina Silva as the world’s first Green president?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-31 at 03:38:32

    Born into a poor, mixed-race Amazon family, Marina Silva is on the verge of a stunning election win after taking over her party Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 822 retweets and 107 favorites
    1458 shares and 2776 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 4 reshares
    42 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Iraqi forces take Amerli town from Islamic State fighters
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 00:36:02

    US airstrikes and British, French and Australian aid assist the advances against Isis Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 59 retweets and 6 favorites
    62 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 4109 plus ones and 708 reshares

  7. Israel Claims Nearly 1,000 Acres of West Bank Land Near Bethlehem
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-01 at 01:06:17

    The move could herald significant Israeli construction in the area — defying Palestinian demands for a halt in settlement expansion and challenging world opinion.

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    2160 shares and 2564 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 35 plus ones and 8 reshares
    59 shares on LinkedIn

  8. UN considers emergency mission to Iraq to investigate Isis ‘war crimes’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 14:28:08

    Human rights council holds special session over alleged rights abuses and violations of humanitarian law by Islamic militants Continue reading…

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    72 twitter shares, 4 retweets
    20 shares on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 3470 plus ones and 724 reshares

  9. US senators urge arms for Ukraine
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-01 at 11:01:21

    Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".

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    103 twitter shares, 2000 retweets and 27 favorites
    630 shares and 288 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 40 plus ones and 6 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Pakistan anti-government protests turn deadly
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-01 at 01:47:20

    At least three people killed and 494 injured as police clash with protesters calling for PM Nawaz Sharif to resign.

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    100 twitter shares, 2548 retweets and 2 favorites
    98 shares and 57 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares and 22 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Israel seizes 400 hectares of West Bank land
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-01 at 15:43:29

    US official describes as "counterproductive" Israeli announcement to appropriate land, said to be largest in 30 years.

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    103 twitter shares, 1215 retweets and 29 favorites
    700 shares and 654 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 5 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Iraq breaks Islamic State siege of Amerli
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-01 at 12:45:25

    Government forces mainly composed of peshmerga fighters enter northern town where thousands of civilians were trapped.

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    101 twitter shares, 484 retweets and 25 favorites
    416 shares and 1655 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Death toll from Paris building explosion rises to seven
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-01 at 16:08:09

    Rosny-sous-Bois (France) (AFP) – The death toll from an explosion in an apartment building outside Paris rose to seven on Monday, with rescue workers scrambling against time to find one last man still missing. Local prefect Philippe Galli said a woman in …

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    97 twitter shares, 2181 retweets and 33 favorites
    207 shares and 33 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Pakistani Protesters Briefly Take Over State TV Station
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-01 at 15:59:23

    After ransacking the Pakistan Television building and cutting transmission cables in the newsrooms, antigovernment demonstrators yielded to the military.

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    102 twitter shares, 2018 retweets and 41 favorites
    43 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Sweden ‘investigates’ possible Ebola case
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-01 at 03:12:03

    Reports say hospital in Swedish capital is treating in isolation unit a man who travelled to a "risk area".

    1962 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 1773 retweets
    63 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  16. US urges Israel to reverse appropriation of land for West Bank settlement
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 05:13:58

    Israel has claimed almost 1,000 acres near Bethlehem, in a move Palestinians say will only increase tension Continue reading…

    1942 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 900 retweets and 30 favorites
    493 shares and 409 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Decaying Guantánamo Defies Closing Plans
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-01 at 10:27:44

    More than 12 years after the Bush administration first sent detainees to the prison in Cuba, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close it before leaving office.

    1935 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 1594 retweets and 39 favorites
    112 shares and 81 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Toilets opened in Indian village where girls were killed in fields after dark
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-01 at 09:20:24

    Sanitation charity donates 108 toilets to Uttar Pradesh village in campaign to protect women and improve health standards Continue reading…

    1821 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 8 retweets and 3 favorites
    348 shares and 1354 likes on Facebook
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Iraq presses fightback after breaking months-long jihadist siege
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-01 at 15:43:34

    Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by American strikes pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants Monday, buoyed by breaking the 11-week siege of a Shiite town. The breakthrough to the town of Amerli is the biggest offensi…

    1794 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1135 retweets and 17 favorites
    295 shares and 238 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Hong Kong police disperse pro-democracy group
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-01 at 13:22:55

    Chinese official visiting financial hub heckled by pro-democracy lawmakers and activists who demand full democracy.

    1696 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1215 retweets and 14 favorites
    92 shares and 259 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 2 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

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