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…

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    100 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 4 favorites
    3807 shares and 10234 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. 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…

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    103 twitter shares, 12241 retweets and 100 favorites
    159 shares and 87 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Executions in Gaza Are a Warning to Spies
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-23 at 03:04:39

    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.

    11629 Shares
    5464 shares and 6099 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    30 shares on LinkedIn
    10 views on StumbleUpon

  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

    10871 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 10738 retweets
    25 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  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.

    9791 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 7951 retweets and 53 favorites
    759 shares and 864 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 29 plus ones and 12 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. U.S. protests dangerous intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-22 at 22:31:14

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has lodged a formal protest with Beijing over an air intercept this week in which a Chinese warplane flew close to a U.S. Navy patrol jet and conducted acrobatic maneuvers around it in international air space, the …

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    102 twitter shares, 8551 retweets and 65 favorites
    57 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    92 views on StumbleUpon

  7. 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.

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    103 twitter shares, 3262 retweets and 45 favorites
    1621 shares and 1328 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  8. 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…

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    102 twitter shares, 5975 retweets and 69 favorites
    141 shares and 52 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. 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…

    5607 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 5269 retweets and 40 favorites
    132 shares and 46 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Ferguson: officer relieved of duty after ‘black little perverts’ video surfaces
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-23 at 03:59:34

    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…

    5484 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3413 retweets and 93 favorites
    1016 shares and 813 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 5 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  11. 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…

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    45 twitter shares, 7 retweets and 2 favorites
    25 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 3900 plus ones and 539 reshares

  12. 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.

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    103 twitter shares, 1396 retweets and 40 favorites
    743 shares and 2003 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  13. 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.

    4196 Shares
    2399 shares and 1589 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 92 plus ones and 23 reshares
    67 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  14. 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…

    3887 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 630 retweets and 16 favorites
    1403 shares and 1708 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 12 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  15. 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…

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    103 twitter shares, 2771 retweets and 68 favorites
    408 shares and 264 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  16. UN says Syrian death toll more than 191,000
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-23 at 08:25:51

    Outgoing UN human rights chief Navi Pillay slams "international paralysis" over nearly three-and-a-half year conflict.

    3268 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1560 retweets and 10 favorites
    529 shares and 1063 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. 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…

    3127 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1017 retweets and 36 favorites
    973 shares and 971 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  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 …

    2630 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1347 retweets and 89 favorites
    583 shares and 425 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 42 plus ones and 6 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Apocalyptic Isis beyond anything we’ve seen, say US defence chiefs
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-22 at 14:29:48

    Senior Pentagon officials describe militants as apocalyptic group that will need to be defeated but maintain limited strikes are sufficientFormer top general calls on Obama to wipe out IsisAnalysis: US has few options to counter Isis in Iraq Continue read…

    2438 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 220 retweets and 15 favorites
    958 shares and 1012 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 67 plus ones and 9 reshares
    37 shares on LinkedIn

  20. 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…

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    100 twitter shares, 159 retweets and 22 favorites
    626 shares and 1473 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

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