1. Advancing Ukraine troops take fight to heart of pro-Moscow rebellion
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-20 at 01:22:17

    DONETSK Ukraine/BERLIN (Reuters) – A gun battle broke out in the center of the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk and residents ran for cover from artillery fire on Tuesday, taking a government military offensive into the heart of the retreating pro-Mos…

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    103 twitter shares, 11689 retweets and 100 favorites
    153 shares and 27 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn
    27 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-20 at 04:54:00

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamist militants fighting in Iraq released a video on Tuesday which purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley and U.S. officials said they were working to determine its authenticity.

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    101 twitter shares, 9621 retweets and 64 favorites
    139 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
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    19 shares on LinkedIn

  3. 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, 5878 retweets and 47 favorites
    562 shares and 1305 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  4. James Foley’s Mother Pays Heartbreaking Tribute To Her Son
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-20 at 07:03:15

    The mother of James Foley, the journalist who was apparently beheaded by members of the Islamic State in Syria, paid tribute to her son on Tuesday, saying she had "never been prouder" of him.

    Foley had been missing since late 2012 when a video …

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    103 twitter shares, 3153 retweets and 104 favorites
    293 shares and 1130 likes on Facebook
    33 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Isis militants claim to have killed US journalist James Foley
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 07:55:19

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

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    103 twitter shares, 2845 retweets and 76 favorites
    497 shares and 420 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 2 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. IS group says beheads US journalist
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-20 at 07:58:55

    Islamic State group says acted in revenge for US strikes against it in Iraq and threatens to kill another US journalist.

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    101 twitter shares, 2972 retweets and 16 favorites
    358 shares and 365 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts, Israel orders negotiators home
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-20 at 04:13:35

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets at Israel and Israel launching air strikes that health officials said killed three people including a woman and a young girl…

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    103 twitter shares, 2766 retweets and 77 favorites
    450 shares and 225 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 3 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Protesters back on the streets in US suburb
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-20 at 07:15:24

    Demonstrators say they will persist until white police officer is charged over killing of unarmed black teenager.

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    101 twitter shares, 2640 retweets and 34 favorites
    143 shares and 508 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Second fatal St Louis area shooting stokes tensions in Ferguson
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 04:52:37

    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, 1576 retweets and 87 favorites
    754 shares and 407 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 68 plus ones and 15 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Nigerian ‘mutiny over Boko Haram’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-19 at 21:30:54

    A group of soldiers in Nigeria is refusing to fight Boko Haram militants until they receive better equipment, one of the mutineers tells the BBC.

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    102 twitter shares, 2187 retweets and 21 favorites
    219 shares and 46 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  11. A Week of Outcry and Confrontation in Ferguson
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-20 at 00:52:36

    Scenes of sorrow and violence in a Missouri town after an unarmed black teenager was shot by a police officer.

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    595 shares and 1655 likes on Facebook
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    17 shares on LinkedIn
    14 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Black market boom lays bare a social divide in Colorados marijuana market
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 14:30:16

    Nascent cannabis industry splits between wealthy with clean criminal records and those who turn to less than legal methods Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1136 retweets and 30 favorites
    299 shares and 432 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 152 plus ones and 46 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. 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 said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.

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    1200 shares and 948 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  14. 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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    879 shares and 1192 likes on Facebook
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Israel and Hamas blame each other as rockets and air strikes end Gaza truce
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 05:51:00

    Israel says air strikes are in response to rocket attacks but Hamas claims raids are bid to sabotage Cairo negotiations Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 462 retweets and 29 favorites
    115 shares and 54 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 928 plus ones and 250 reshares

  16. Mass protest heads to Pakistan parliament
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-20 at 00:40:03

    Tens of thousands enter Islamabad’s ‘red zone’, which houses government, to demand the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif.

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    177 shares and 1716 likes on Facebook
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  17. Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-20 at 08:39:38

    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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    64 twitter shares, 1537 retweets and 59 favorites
    123 shares and 40 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  18. At least 18 dead as Japan landslide buries homes
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-20 at 09:26:32

    At least 18 people were killed and another 13 were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan, the government said Wednesday. Dozens of houses were buried when a wall of mud thundered down a hillside in Hiroshima overnight, telev…

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    80 twitter shares, 1512 retweets and 27 favorites
    6 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Pope Francis says he expects to live two or three more years, and may retire
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-19 at 15:50:22

    77-year-old says he may ‘soon be off to the Father’s house’ and would retire if he could no longer perform his duties Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 108 retweets and 15 favorites
    484 shares and 843 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 7 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. St Louis police fatally shoot man near Ferguson  as it happened
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 04:10:31

    Live coverage of Ferguson protests continues hereChaos continues despite national guard interventionArrested include people from New York and CaliforniaAttorney general Eric Holder due in city on WednesdayShare your photos and videos via GuardianWitnessOu…

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    103 twitter shares, 938 retweets and 45 favorites
    325 shares and 148 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones

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