1. Catalan demonstration for an independence vote: your photos
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 23:06:55

    Today 1.8 million people in Barcelona are taking part in a large demonstration for an independence vote in November. We asked anyone participating to share their photos with us. Here is a selection of the best of them so farYou can still share your photos…

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    101 twitter shares, 22954 retweets and 14 favorites
    494 shares and 1700 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Oscar Pistorius verdict live: judge says athlete not guilty of murder
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 21:06:14

    Judge Thokozile Masipa says Pistorius clearly negligent over death of Reeva Steenkamp and will deliver ruling on culpable homicide on FridayRead a summary of todays rulingWhat is dolus eventualis?The charges Pistorius facesThe case for the state and the d…

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    102 twitter shares, 2577 retweets and 42 favorites
    2726 shares and 3871 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 59 plus ones and 14 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder; Still Faces Lesser Homicide Charge
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-12 at 05:46:14

    Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa is expected to rule on Friday on the remaining charge of “culpable homicide” in the killing of Reeva Steenkamp.

    6331 Shares
    3081 shares and 3043 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 21 plus ones and 3 reshares
    75 shares on LinkedIn
    88 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Despair in Luhansk as residents count the dead
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 20:30:12

    The worst-hit city in eastern Ukraine is struggling with the aftermath of violence as a semblance of normality returns Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 5097 retweets and 95 favorites
    195 shares and 176 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Air strikes, drones and advisers: the new template for America’s counter-terror fight
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 15:11:35

    US offensive against Isis militants in Iraq is an extension of the strategy the White House deployed in Somalia and Yemen Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 4867 retweets and 84 favorites
    51 shares and 21 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Scientists angry about Ian Macfarlanes precious petals remark
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 11:06:10

    Greens say industry minister should apologise for insulting the science establishment when he should be advocating for them Continue reading…

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    73 twitter shares, 207 retweets and 23 favorites
    654 shares and 2397 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 78 plus ones and 19 reshares

  7. Oscar Pistorius found not guilty of premeditated murder
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 00:23:00

    South African judge says insufficient evidence for murder verdict but manslaughter charge still pending Day one of the verdict – as it happened Continue reading…

    3386 Shares
    39 twitter shares, 10 retweets and 6 favorites
    1139 shares and 2085 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 57 plus ones and 13 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Club to name stadium after Pope
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-11 at 15:25:08

    Buenos Aires-based football club San Lorenzo announces it will name its new stadium after its most famous supporter: Pope Francis.

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    101 twitter shares, 2907 retweets and 144 favorites
    101 shares and 28 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares

  9. On 9/11 Anniversary, Looking Back and Ahead
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-12 at 04:27:31

    This year, as families of the victims gathered in Manhattan, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, there was talk of new military campaigns in the Middle East.

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    1088 shares and 1976 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 4 reshares
    44 shares on LinkedIn
    9 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Catalans form human V for Vote to seek choice on split from Spain
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-12 at 01:03:41

    BARCELONA Spain (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of Catalans packed the streets of Barcelona on Thursday to demand the right to vote on a potential split from Spain, their ambitions boosted by an independence referendum scheduled for next week in Scotlan…

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    97 twitter shares, 2785 retweets and 27 favorites
    71 shares and 94 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Three babies’ bodies found at house
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-12 at 07:38:34

    Massachusetts authorities say four children had previously been rescued from deplorable conditions at Blackstone residence Continue reading…

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    91 twitter shares
    15 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 2197 plus ones and 450 reshares

  12. Pistorius cleared of murder charges
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-11 at 22:46:38

    The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial rules out murder, but leaves it to Friday to announce whether the athlete is guilty of culpable homicide.

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    101 twitter shares, 73 retweets and 8 favorites
    1765 shares and 688 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 13 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Obama’s legal rationale for Isis strikes: shoot first, ask Congress later
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 06:31:32

    For expanded Isis strikes, president relies on legal authority he disavowed only a year agoObama authorises air strikes against Isis in Syria Continue reading…

    2671 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1069 retweets and 94 favorites
    421 shares and 611 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 314 plus ones and 43 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  14. A Lost-and-Found Nomad Helps Solve the Mystery of a Swimming Dinosaur
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-11 at 23:30:01

    A model of the largest known predatory dinosaur, and the only dinosaur known to spend much of its life in water, will be displayed in Washington.

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    905 shares and 1528 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 55 plus ones and 3 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-12 at 01:25:36

    BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – European Union governments agreed on Thursday to begin their new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis on Friday but could lift them next month if Moscow abides by a fragile truce, while the United States prepare…

    2338 Shares
    65 twitter shares, 1976 retweets and 11 favorites
    139 shares and 112 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    28 shares on LinkedIn

  16. UK Ebola man plans return to Africa
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-12 at 08:46:11

    The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in Africa is to return to the country where he was infected to fight the disease.

    2088 Shares
    54 twitter shares, 1980 retweets and 35 favorites
    18 shares on Facebook
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. As Swedish elections loom, cracks start to show in ‘Nordic model’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-11 at 15:45:55

    After a fling with the right, Swedes likely to renew their vows with the left on Sunday amid anger at the role of the private sector in public services Continue reading…

    2066 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 283 retweets and 32 favorites
    723 shares and 917 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Police: T.J. Lane, Convicted Ohio School Shooter, Escapes Prison
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-12 at 07:38:44

    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — The convicted killer of three Ohio students at a high school cafeteria escaped from a prison Thursday night and a search was underway in northwest Ohio, police said.

    Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped along with two other inm…

    1849 Shares
    69 twitter shares, 29 retweets and 7 favorites
    241 shares and 174 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1326 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Is the PA stalling Gaza war crimes probe?
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-12 at 04:08:07

    There has been no international investigation into war crimes in Gaza so far. Leaked document may hold clues as to why.

    1846 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 646 retweets and 29 favorites
    497 shares and 558 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. U.S. wins Arab support for Syria/Iraq military campaign
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-12 at 00:50:41

    JEDDAH (Reuters) – The United States signed up Arab allies on Thursday to a "coordinated military campaign" against Islamic State fighters, a major step in building regional support for President Barack Obama’s plan to strike both sides of the S…

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    36 twitter shares, 1570 retweets and 2 favorites
    149 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    23 shares on LinkedIn

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