1. Israeli ship remains at sea as thousands of protesters gather in Oakland
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 13:12:07

    Blockade delayed as word spreads that ship is off the coast of California, closer to Santa Cruz, and wont be docking that day Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 3912 retweets and 159 favorites
    4556 shares and 10778 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 41 plus ones and 15 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Group Rallies In Support Of Darren Wilson, Police Officer Who Shot Michael Brown
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-18 at 08:00:28

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Frustrated with the national coverage of protests surrounding the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a few dozen people showed up in downtown St. Louis on Sunday…

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    103 twitter shares, 15739 retweets and 204 favorites
    299 shares and 625 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  3. Confusion as Ebola patients vanish
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-18 at 03:00:40

    There are conflicting reports over the fate of 17 Ebola patients who disappeared after a quarantine centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia was looted.

    5277 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 321 retweets and 35 favorites
    3197 shares and 1566 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 1 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  4. UK report into Muslim Brotherhood delayed: Financial Times
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-18 at 00:52:54

    (Reuters) – A British government report on Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has been delayed as ministers and officials disagree over its findings, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing official sources.

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    103 twitter shares, 4439 retweets and 46 favorites
    229 shares and 236 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  5. ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Has Raised Millions for ALS Association
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-18 at 05:31:41

    The “Ice Bucket Challenge,” a campaign to raise money to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, has caught fire on social media, with celebrities drenching themselves in ice water.

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    2399 shares and 2257 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    191 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Police Threaten To Shoot, Mace Reporters In Ferguson
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-18 at 09:06:13

    Police turned on journalists in Ferguson once again on Sunday night, briefly detaining three reporters and threatening to shoot and mace others.

    Relations between the police and the people covering the turmoil that has erupted following the killing of un…

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    100 twitter shares, 4482 retweets and 13 favorites
    199 shares and 56 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  7. James Risen calls Obama ‘greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-18 at 01:54:43

    Journalist refuses to reveal source of story about CIA operation Presidents support for press freedom called hypocritical Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 2469 retweets and 73 favorites
    679 shares and 745 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 352 plus ones and 115 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Israeli court allows protesters to picket Palestinian-Jewish wedding
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 20:44:28

    Anti-Arab group urges supporters to bring loudspeakers and horns to wedding of Mahmoud Mansour and Moral Malka Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 960 retweets and 19 favorites
    1734 shares and 1646 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 11 reshares
    21 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. What future for Gaza’s children?
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-17 at 17:56:47

    What does the future hold for the children of Gaza?

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    102 twitter shares, 3978 retweets and 108 favorites
    79 shares and 46 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Transplant Brokers in Israel Lure Desperate Kidney Patients to Costa Rica
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-17 at 11:33:57

    Facing the prospect of impossibly long waiting lists for organs, some patients have turned to an underground trade that pairs them with people willing to sell an organ.

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    1706 shares and 1418 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 26 plus ones and 10 reshares
    55 shares on LinkedIn
    24 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Ebola patients flee as Liberia clinic looted
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-17 at 20:20:31

    Seventeen sufferers missing after gang attacks Monrovia quarantine centre and reportedly takes contaminated material.

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    103 twitter shares, 1800 retweets and 13 favorites
    469 shares and 279 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Missouri governor points finger at Ferguson police chief for new violence
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-17 at 23:14:19

    Jay Nixon says release of security footage was incendiaryPolice fire smoke canisters as unrest continues on Sunday nightActions of Ferguson chief tarnished Michael BrownDoJ orders federal autopsy on Browns bodyCaptain Ron Johnson: the man in the middle Co…

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    102 twitter shares, 1577 retweets and 65 favorites
    406 shares and 490 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 5 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Police fire smoke canisters at Missouri protesters and media
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-18 at 08:13:02

    Police fired smoke canisters into a crowd of about 400 demonstrators, including families with children, in Ferguson, Missouri, Sunday night, where they were protesting against the killing last week of an unarmed black teenager by police. Police drove into…

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    86 twitter shares, 2307 retweets and 23 favorites
    81 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. ‘Some progress’ in difficult Ukraine, Russia talks: Germany
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-18 at 07:41:43

    The Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers ended "difficult" talks on the Ukraine crisis with no concrete advances but "some progress", hosts Germany said, as clashes continued on the ground. "Difficult talks,…

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    102 twitter shares, 182 retweets and 30 favorites
    836 shares and 1314 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  15. US air strikes aid Kurdish push on Mosul dam
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-18 at 09:52:49

    US expands air campaign to help Peshmerga advance on key installation, seized by Islamic State group earlier this month.

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    101 twitter shares, 1286 retweets and 7 favorites
    205 shares and 772 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  16. With Chants of Anger Outside, Pleas for Calm in Ferguson Churches
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-18 at 06:34:27

    Throughout Sunday, the police and civil rights figures joined parishioners in churches, all trying to tamp down the outrage that has followed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri.

    2379 Shares
    985 shares and 1325 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 1 reshares
    31 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Israel: No Gaza deal until security needs met
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-17 at 19:04:39

    Netanyahu says there will be no long-term truce agreed at Cairo talks without ‘clear answer’ to Israel’s security needs.

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    99 twitter shares, 533 retweets and 17 favorites
    533 shares and 889 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 10 reshares

  18. VIDEO: Dutchman returns Holocaust medal
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-17 at 05:40:31

    A Dutchman honoured by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

    1971 Shares
    82 twitter shares, 1340 retweets and 24 favorites
    313 shares and 208 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-18 at 08:30:17

    A private, family-requested autopsy shows that Michael Brown was shot at least six times — twice in the head — with all of the bullets striking him in the front.

    1960 Shares
    1249 shares and 688 likes on Facebook
    22 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Liberia Expanding Space for Ebola Patient Care
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-18 at 06:06:55

    The new Doctors Without Borders treatment unit, a series of large white tents, is designed to hold an initial 120 patients and then to be expanded to accept up to 400.

    1850 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1488 retweets and 61 favorites
    140 shares and 42 likes on Facebook
    18 shares on LinkedIn

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