1. Grouper fish eats shark whole from fisherman’s hook video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-22 at 14:02:00

    A huge fish has snatched a shark from a fisherman’s hook as it was being reeled in off the coast of Florida. The fish, identified as a goliath grouper, took the smaller shark near the town of Bonita Springs. Goliath groupers are recorded as growing to a w…

    14606 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 4 favorites
    3901 shares and 10559 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Executions in Gaza Are a Warning to Spies
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-23 at 14:32:22

    Witnesses said more than a dozen were killed in what was seen as a message to potential informants after Israel’s assassination of three militant leaders.

    13012 Shares
    6012 shares and 6928 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    33 shares on LinkedIn
    11 views on StumbleUpon

  3. U.N. says Syria death toll tops 190,000, rights envoy raps world powers
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-23 at 05:23:17

    GENEVA (Reuters) – More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria’s civil war, a U.N. report said on Friday, and the world body’s human rights envoy rebuked leading powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidab…

    12630 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 12134 retweets and 101 favorites
    176 shares and 95 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Dog on tracks sparks Hong Kong protest
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-23 at 05:14:30

    How a dog on the tracks sparked a Hong Kong protest

    11738 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 11564 retweets and 1 favorites
    49 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Syria death toll ‘more than 191,000’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-22 at 20:54:58

    More than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syria conflict up to April, UN says.

    9283 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 7151 retweets and 59 favorites
    865 shares and 1037 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 28 plus ones and 12 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Gaza gunmen execute ‘collaborators’; mortar kills Israeli boy
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-23 at 01:15:50

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, accelerating a crackdown on suspected informers after Israeli forces tracked down and killed three senior Hamas commanders.

    6900 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3030 retweets and 47 favorites
    1912 shares and 1774 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  7. GoFundMe defends Darren Wilson fundraising page despite racist postings
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-23 at 02:23:00

    $225,000 raised on crowdfunding site for Ferguson officer who killed Michael Brown Website has removed racist statements posted by donors Continue reading…

    6180 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 5787 retweets and 47 favorites
    149 shares and 66 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 3 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  8. St. Louis County Police Officer Dan Page Suspended Following Inflammatory Video
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-23 at 07:58:45

    A police officer who pushed a CNN journalist on live television in Ferguson, Missouri, this week has been relieved of duty following the discovery of a videotaped speech in which he criticized President Barack Obama, Muslims and gays in the military.

    St…

    6119 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 211 retweets and 19 favorites
    1315 shares and 4443 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 2 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Isis fighters surround Syrian airbase in rapid drive to recapture lost territory
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-22 at 23:52:45

    Syrian reinforcements rush to defend Tabqa but there are fears that no regional military can slow group’s momentum Continue reading…

    5199 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4673 retweets and 89 favorites
    187 shares and 136 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. The whale that swallowed New Zealand’s election campaign
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-23 at 08:51:04

    A spectacular exposé alleging prime minister John Key and his National party colleagues were involved in dirty tricks campaigns has created the most significant political maelstrom in nearly six years in office and blown the governments re-el…

    5086 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3417 retweets and 78 favorites
    613 shares and 867 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-22 at 21:23:14

    NATO officials said the artillery units, staffed by Russian personnel, were moved into Ukraine recent days and being used to fire at Ukrainian forces.

    4769 Shares
    2617 shares and 1910 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 97 plus ones and 25 reshares
    75 shares on LinkedIn
    25 views on StumbleUpon

  12. The British jihadis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-23 at 03:23:44

    A Primark worker, a medical student, an ex-public schoolboy, teenage twins the faces of those who went to fight in Syria Continue reading…

    4653 Shares
    61 twitter shares, 20 retweets and 2 favorites
    49 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 3921 plus ones and 551 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Egyptian cleric says men are allowed to spy on women in the shower
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-22 at 15:50:48

    Osama al-Qusi sparks outrage by saying a man can secretly watch a woman wash if he is interested in marrying her Continue reading…

    4551 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 650 retweets and 18 favorites
    1629 shares and 2121 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 13 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Hamas kills 21 suspected informers
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-22 at 22:28:00

    Human rights bodies condemn ‘extra-judicial executions’ while death of four-year-old in Israel threatens escalation of conflict Continue reading…

    4084 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3081 retweets and 56 favorites
    489 shares and 342 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Ferguson: officer relieved of duty after ‘black little perverts’ video surfaces
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-23 at 14:35:05

    Dan Page, among the police working at Ferguson protests, is relieved after video emerges of him saying Im into diversity, I kill everybody Continue reading…

    3972 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 954 retweets and 89 favorites
    1491 shares and 1256 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 40 plus ones and 6 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Botched Nazi spy mission was act of sabotage, says historian
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-22 at 22:50:58

    German intelligence officials opposed to Hitler’s plans chose agents with poor English for Operation Lena, book suggests Continue reading…

    3970 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3001 retweets and 69 favorites
    315 shares and 476 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. WHO warns of W Africa’s Ebola ‘shadow zones’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-23 at 05:16:14

    Outbreak may be worse than thought as aid workers blocked from some areas and families hide the infected.

    3851 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1593 retweets and 14 favorites
    488 shares and 1651 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares

  18. U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-23 at 03:19:10

    KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) – The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former …

    3598 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2214 retweets and 90 favorites
    622 shares and 466 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 57 plus ones and 8 reshares
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  19. EU ban on powerful vacuum cleaners prompts anger and legal challenge
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-22 at 00:28:02

    Which? tells consumers to buy now as Best Buy cleaners fall foul of EU energy label that prohibits motors above 1,600w Continue reading…

    3226 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 910 retweets and 34 favorites
    1061 shares and 1082 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 4 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Hamas executes 18 suspected informers
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-22 at 23:47:52

    Gaza official says some of those suspected of collaborating with Israel had previously been sentenced in local courts.

    3038 Shares
    841 shares and 2172 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    14 shares on LinkedIn

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