1. Executions in Gaza Are a Warning to Spies
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-23 at 14:32:22

    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.

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    103 twitter shares, 1681 retweets and 220 favorites
    7085 shares and 8775 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 21 plus ones and 4 reshares
    38 shares on LinkedIn
    13 views on StumbleUpon

  2. British Woman Vows To Become First Female Jihadist To Kill American Or British Captive
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-24 at 02:44:32

    In the wake of journalist James Foley’s brutal beheading, a 22-year-old woman is vowing to copycat his execution and become the first female jihadist from the United Kingdom to kill a Western captive in Syria.

    Khadijah Dare, originally from London, Eng…

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    101 twitter shares, 10037 retweets and 144 favorites
    425 shares and 3513 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. 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

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    100 twitter shares, 10879 retweets and 1 favorites
    87 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Ferguson: officer relieved of duty after video of racist remarks surfaces
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-23 at 18:34:26

    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…

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    103 twitter shares, 4659 retweets and 62 favorites
    1093 shares and 1581 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Obama Orders Review Of Police Use Of Military Hardware
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-24 at 01:56:00

    EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. …

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    100 twitter shares, 747 retweets and 12 favorites
    1093 shares and 4887 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 1 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Darren Wilson Supporters Rally To Bash Media, Ferguson Protesters
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-24 at 03:09:41

    ST. LOUIS — Wearing a Bushnell camo hat, Jeremy Arnold held up a black poster with a single blue line taped across it to show his support for Darren Wilson and other police officers.

    As for the man he shot to death? Michael Brown, Arnold said, "got…

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    101 twitter shares, 2319 retweets and 38 favorites
    152 shares and 3551 likes on Facebook
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  7. Iceland issues volcano red alert
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-24 at 03:29:57

    Iceland closes part of its airspace after indications that an eruption has occurred under the country’s biggest glacier, but airports remain open.

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    102 twitter shares, 235 retweets and 44 favorites
    2499 shares and 2438 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 448 plus ones and 100 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Possible Ebola patient tests negative
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-24 at 07:31:04

    A patient who recently returned from West Africa suspected of being infected with Ebola was isolated in a Canadian hospital but tested negative for the disease, the hospital said Saturday. The man was quarantined after experiencing a high fever, a symptom…

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    101 twitter shares, 3962 retweets and 19 favorites
    27 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  9. The whale that swallowed New Zealand’s election campaign
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-23 at 08:51:04

    A spectacular exposé alleging prime minister John Key and his National party colleagues were involved in dirty tricks campaigns has created the most significant political maelstrom in nearly six years in office and blown the governments re-el…

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    103 twitter shares, 1074 retweets and 98 favorites
    939 shares and 1670 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  10. US ‘set to launch air strikes’ on senior Isis terror chiefs in Syria
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 03:26:00

    White House will ‘take action’ against threats as Turkey comes under pressure to halt flow of jihadists across its border Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 3020 retweets and 45 favorites
    326 shares and 204 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 2 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Tripoli airport ‘seized by Islamist militia’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-24 at 00:58:23

    Fighters battling nationalist militias say they have taken control of airport in Libyan capital after days of clashes.

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    101 twitter shares, 3408 retweets and 13 favorites
    48 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares

  12. Strong 6.4-magnitude quake jolts central Chile: USGS
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-24 at 06:18:46

    A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted central Chile, officials said, though there were no immediate reports of fatalities or serious damage. The quake struck at 6:32 pm (2232 GMT) on Saturday, about 108 kilometers (67 miles) northwest of the capital Sa…

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    97 twitter shares, 2580 retweets and 12 favorites
    17 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  13. U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-23 at 06:29:30

    A top national security adviser to President Obama said the United States was “not going to be restricted by borders” to protect its interests, including possibly pursuing direct military action in Syria.

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    891 shares and 1251 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 4 reshares
    50 shares on LinkedIn
    120 views on StumbleUpon

  14. China Denies Confrontation With U.S. Surveillance Plane
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-24 at 01:40:33

    The Chinese government rejected the Pentagon’s claim that a People’s Liberation Army fighter jet had buzzed dangerously close to an American surveillance plane in international air space on Tuesday.

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    101 twitter shares, 2021 retweets and 51 favorites
    92 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
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    9 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Ebola outbreak: British national living in Sierra Leone tests positive for virus
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-23 at 22:33:35

    Overall risk to UK public ‘very low’ says chief medical officer as west African nations impose stringent new measures Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1772 retweets and 16 favorites
    135 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Volcanic eruption beneath Iceland’s Dyngjujökull glacier sparks red alert
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 00:10:22

    Subglacial eruption, and seismic activity at the Bárðarbunga volcano, prompts officials to raise the aviation warning to red Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1002 retweets and 17 favorites
    394 shares and 374 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Russians Open Fire in Ukraine, NATO Reports
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-23 at 06:36:51

    NATO officials said that the Russian military had moved artillery units inside Ukrainian territory in recent days and was using them to fire at Ukrainian forces.

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    984 shares and 562 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 125 plus ones and 30 reshares
    74 shares on LinkedIn
    96 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Israeli Strike Destroys Apartment Tower in Gaza
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-24 at 04:21:17

    The attack signaled Israel’s willingness to take more audacious military action in Gaza, as Palestinian militants continued to fire barrages of rockets and mortar rounds into Israel.

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    102 twitter shares, 1475 retweets and 63 favorites
    145 shares and 66 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 2 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Lens Blog: Afropunks, Come as You Are
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-23 at 11:37:36

    Phil Knott’s portraits of the Afropunk scene show “the other black experience” among fans of alternative music.

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    103 twitter shares, 1146 retweets and 188 favorites
    162 shares and 226 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Two New Cases of Ebola Stem From Secondhand Contact
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-23 at 06:42:21

    Although the cases in Nigeria involve the spouses of health workers who had cared for the Liberian-American who carried the virus, the country says its containment strategy is working.

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    990 shares and 818 likes on Facebook
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    17 shares on LinkedIn

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