1. Gazans come to terms with the scars of war in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 12:48:27

    Guardian photographer Sean Smith spent a week with bereaved and wounded Palestinians trying to rebuild their lives amid the ongoing conflict with Israel. Here, he documents their scars, both physical and emotional Continue reading…

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    5 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Ferguson protests rage despite national guard deployment in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 18:21:42

    Protests in Ferguson turned violent on Monday, more than a week after unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. Getty photographer Scott Olson, who took these photos, was arrested as he covered the demonstrations Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 6183 retweets and 47 favorites
    622 shares and 1446 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 736 plus ones and 304 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  3. ISIS Video Purports to Show Beheading of James Foley
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-20 at 08:12:36

    The terrorist group ISIS said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.

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    2120 shares and 5476 likes on Facebook
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    16 shares on LinkedIn

  4. British extremists among ‘most vicious’ in Isis, expert says
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 14:14:46

    Jihadism expert says Sunni Muslims from the UK do everything from suicide bombings to executions in Syria and Iraq conflicts Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 5162 retweets and 83 favorites
    76 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
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  5. Islamic State militants claim to have killed US journalist James Foley
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 14:47:54

    Propaganda video circulated Tuesday claims to show beheading of photojournalist, who went missing in Syria in 2012 Continue reading…

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    896 shares and 946 likes on Facebook
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    8 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Op-Ed Contributor: Who Will Stand Up for the Christians?
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-20 at 05:15:53

    People are getting killed because of their beliefs. Jews have a duty to speak up.

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  7. Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-20 at 16:40:44

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq.

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  8. Israeli strike kills wife, son of Hamas military chief
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-20 at 16:02:17

    Israeli warplanes struck Gaza, killing the wife and child of Hamas's top military chief, the Islamist movement said Wednesday after truce talks in Cairo collapsed in a storm of violence. It was not immediately clear whether Mohammed Deif himself,…

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    99 twitter shares, 3062 retweets and 26 favorites
    56 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Hamas leader’s wife and child reported killed as Gaza war resumes
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 14:48:26

    Israel targets Hamas-affiliated TV station as Hamas claims air strike was attempted assassination of Mohammed Deif Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2967 retweets and 19 favorites
    85 shares and 52 likes on Facebook
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  10. Second fatal St Louis area shooting stokes tensions in Ferguson
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 10:42:07

    Police chief says suspect brandished a knife at officers after incident at convenience store, as crowd takes up refrain from nearby protestsLive coverage of Ferguson protests continues here Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 902 retweets and 81 favorites
    1042 shares and 623 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 82 plus ones and 18 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    12 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Militants ‘kill reporter on video’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-20 at 16:21:53

    The Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, seized in Syria in 2012.

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    102 twitter shares, 562 retweets and 87 favorites
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  12. India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-20 at 09:49:25

    Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95.

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    101 twitter shares, 198 retweets and 28 favorites
    1038 shares and 781 likes on Facebook
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    7 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Black market boom lays bare a social divide in Colorados marijuana market
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 14:30:12

    Nascent cannabis industry splits between wealthy with clean criminal records and those who turn to less than legal methodsAs the marijuana economy takes off, lets not forget the casualties of the US war on drugs Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 866 retweets and 32 favorites
    378 shares and 512 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 152 plus ones and 46 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Outrage over Isis beheading of US journalist James Foley live updates
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 16:48:46

    Foleys killer had a British accentCameron says Foleys murder is shocking and depravedIsis threatens to kill another captured journalistFoleys mother: He was an extraordinary sonRead the latest summary Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1227 retweets and 34 favorites
    225 shares and 392 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  15. Protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 10:21:12

    Another night of demonstrations took place as the governor and US attorney general appealed for calm in the St Louis suburb 10 days after the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown. In a separate incident within miles of where Brown was killed, St…

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  16. Will Isis still be a threat in a year’s time? I doubt it
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 15:51:13

    Images in the British media last week demonstrate just how shallow and short-lived the Islamic State threat is likely to prove Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1387 retweets and 29 favorites
    107 shares and 37 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 161 plus ones and 10 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Punishing the Palestinians?
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-20 at 03:46:07

    Military says there is a personal price to pay when carrying out attacks against Israelis.

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  18. Scott Morrison’s Syrian returns ‘partner’ distances itself from repatriation efforts
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 13:35:17

    The International Organisation for Migration denies it is helping send asylum seekers on Manus Island back to Syria Continue reading…

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    89 twitter shares, 1231 retweets and 29 favorites
    61 shares and 106 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 4 reshares

  19. World leaders ‘failing to help’ over Ebola outbreak in Africa
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 01:06:11

    Médecins Sans Frontières chief claims response to catastrophe is ‘almost zero’, with nations most concerned with self protection Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 383 retweets and 10 favorites
    458 shares and 428 likes on Facebook
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    10 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Response Break Cease-Fire
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-20 at 06:25:01

    Three rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, breaking a cease-fire, drawing Israeli retaliation and prompting Israel to recall its delegation from talks aimed at ending the latest conflict.

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    577 shares and 682 likes on Facebook
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