1. Resisting Nazis, He Saw Need for Israel. Now He Is Its Critic.
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-16 at 15:53:53

    Henk Zanoli, 91, who saved a Jewish boy in 1943, said he could not keep the award he received from Israel after six relatives of his grandniece’s Palestinian husband were killed in Gaza last month.

    145802 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 127187 retweets and 1688 favorites
    6722 shares and 9973 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 30 plus ones and 3 reshares
    76 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas Is Indicted on Charge of Abuse of Power
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-16 at 07:41:52

    A grand jury indicted the governor of Texas on two felony counts in an investigation examining his handling of a local district attorney’s drunken driving arrest and the state financing for a public corruption unit under the lawyer’s c…

    55310 Shares
    12719 shares and 41597 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 549 plus ones and 33 reshares
    57 shares on LinkedIn
    335 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Missouri State Senator On Michael Brown Killing: Theft Does Not Equal Death
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-17 at 04:49:39

    The Missouri state senator who was tear-gassed while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown, protested the injection of Brown’s alleged robbery prior to his death into the debate over whether Ferguson po…

    28481 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 26151 retweets and 294 favorites
    326 shares and 1588 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 2 reshares

  4. Ferguson Police Released Robbery Video Despite DOJ Concerns
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-17 at 00:53:17

    The Ferguson Police Department on Friday released a video that allegedly shows Michael Brown robbing a convenience store. Critics lashed out at police, saying that the footage’s release was an attempt to disparage Brown’s character.

    CNN revealed on Satur…

    9369 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 537 retweets and 74 favorites
    784 shares and 7854 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Jay Nixon Declares State Of Emergency, Curfew In Ferguson
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-17 at 01:56:21

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has signed an order declaring a state of emergency and ordering a curfew in Ferguson, he announced in a press conference on Saturday.

    The curfew will last from midnight to 5 a.m., according to Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Misso…

    8175 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4034 retweets and 92 favorites
    1349 shares and 2547 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 21 plus ones and 3 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Palestinians accuse Israel of violating Gaza truce
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-16 at 18:25:23

    GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza accused Israel on Friday of a cross-border shooting in violation of a truce that has largely held since getting off to a shaky start on Thursday.

    7177 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6958 retweets and 24 favorites
    62 shares and 26 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Reporter’s Notebook: On a Helicopter, Going Down: Inside a Lethal Crash in Iraq
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-17 at 00:22:26

    Alissa J. Rubin, a veteran Times foreign correspondent, was injured Tuesday in a helicopter crash in Kurdistan and dictated this article from her hospital bed in Istanbul.

    7162 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 5188 retweets and 162 favorites
    749 shares and 859 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    44 shares on LinkedIn
    49 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Australian PM comments ‘offensive’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-16 at 18:12:10

    Scotland’s first minister says the Australian prime minister’s negative comments on Scottish independence were "foolish and hypocritical".

    5489 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1308 retweets and 82 favorites
    1265 shares and 2692 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 2 reshares

  9. News Analysis: As World Boils, Fingers Point Obama’s Way
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-16 at 07:11:55

    Buffeted by international instability, the president stresses that there are limits to American power, and that the chief executive is not omnipotent.

    4816 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2255 retweets and 180 favorites
    980 shares and 1222 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 2 reshares
    47 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Rick Perry Calls Indictment ‘Abuse Of Power,’ Stands By His Actions
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-17 at 00:51:43

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) spoke about his indictment on Saturday, calling it an "abuse of power."

    "I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand by my veto, and I’ll continue to defend this lawful action of my executive authority as governor,&q…

    4797 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 752 retweets and 25 favorites
    356 shares and 3543 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Ukraine rebel says he has 1,200 fighters ‘trained in Russia’ under his command
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-16 at 21:08:31

    Prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic posts speech to YouTube saying they have 30 tanks Continue reading…

    4615 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4083 retweets and 61 favorites
    139 shares and 104 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 84 plus ones and 19 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Islamic State group ‘executes 700’ in Syria
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-17 at 09:57:04

    Activists say the killings of Sheitat tribesmen, many by beheading, happened over the last two weeks.

    4489 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1444 retweets and 33 favorites
    1370 shares and 1478 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 40 plus ones and 6 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Man returns Israel medal over Gaza
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-16 at 06:42:28

    A Dutchman honoured by Israel for saving a Jewish child in WWII returns his medal after six of his relatives die in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

    4488 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 348 retweets and 27 favorites
    2062 shares and 1873 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 31 plus ones and 9 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Ferguson state of emergency declared
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-17 at 09:51:04

    Governor of US state Missouri calls emergency and puts curfew in place after protests over police killing of black teen.

    4382 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 4197 retweets
    66 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Tony Abbott tells Scotland a yes vote for independence is ‘not in world’s interest’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-16 at 11:45:39

    Australian prime minister joins Barack Obama in urging Scots not to break up the United Kingdom on 18 September Continue reading…

    4016 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 612 retweets and 49 favorites
    899 shares and 2260 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 38 plus ones and 9 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    30 views on StumbleUpon

  16. British arms sales to Israel face high court challenge
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 01:00:00

    Leading UK law firm claims government’s failure to suspend existing export licences is illegal Continue reading…

    3191 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2403 retweets and 37 favorites
    354 shares and 280 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. With Ebola Cases Still Few, Populous Nigeria Has Chance to Halt Its Outbreak
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-16 at 08:34:10

    Health officials are watching Lagos, the metropolis where all of Nigeria’s Ebola cases have been reported, with intense interest.

    3139 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2563 retweets and 75 favorites
    166 shares and 214 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Mixed Emotions In Ferguson As Midnight Curfew Approaches
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-17 at 06:57:05

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Community leaders expressed both worry and optimism on Saturday about the midnight curfew imposed by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to stop the looting that has marred protests over the death of an unarmed teen in this St. Louis suburb.

    In the early…

    3100 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2642 retweets and 75 favorites
    95 shares and 182 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  19. Missouri governor declares state of emergency and curfew in Ferguson
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 09:35:35

    Jay Nixon: We must have and maintain peace Curfew will run from midnight to 5am Governor rattled as emotions run high at news conference Days of rage expose a segregated society Sharpton urges protesters not to aid smear campaign Continue reading…

    2875 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1653 retweets and 53 favorites
    607 shares and 412 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 6 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Missouri Orders Nightly Curfew to Quell Looting
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-17 at 05:58:56

    Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the curfew as protests continued over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, and after incidents of looting Friday night.

    2809 Shares
    1391 shares and 1324 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 4 reshares
    28 shares on LinkedIn
    26 views on StumbleUpon

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